Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: Bird & Squirrel On ICE by James Burks






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I received a complimentary download of this book from Netgalley in exchange for a review.




I requested this book because of the adorable characters on the cover. While researching the author I found James has worked as an artist in animation for Disney Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon. That explains the almost instant affinity the readers will have with the characters. Bird and Squirrel crash land in the South Pole and they are rescued by a fierce fighting bird named Sakari. Sakari’s village spends a great deal of time collecting food to feed a huge Killer Whale. When Sakari see’s Bird she thinks he is the chosen one, the rescuer of her village.


Bird quickly takes to the adoration and numerous feasts that come with the chosen one title. Squirrel is a lot more suspicious and discovers that Bird is more of a sacrifice than a savior. This is a pretty quick, enjoyable read. Its perfect for young readers of as a family read along. The art is stellar and the action moves at just the right pace. Though there are other books in this series, On Ice is a great stand alone read.



This is my 30th book for Coyer Summer Vacation



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fangirl Summer Spotlight: Bring Horror Home With Funko POP

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If You follow me on Twitter you will know that I talk a lot about Horror and Funko.

I love Pop’s! They are wonderfully detailed and allow you to bring a piece of your favorite obsessions home, in the car and sometimes even in your arms! Especially the cuddly flocked ones. But one  branch of the Funko tree that has stolen my heart is the Horror Figures:

My Personal Collection:


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On My Wishlist:
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Horror Minis Wishlist:

SDCC 14 Wishlist:

This is just a sampling of the wonderful Horror Pops that Funko is producing! Visit Funko's Website for more info!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Space Mountain by Siglain, Miller & Jones






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Disney has done a great job at bringing their creations into the comic book world with Disney Comics. Space Mountain is an original graphic novel based on the popular ride. Our guides in this world are Tommy ford and his classmate Stella. The two students  get the opportunity to travel on the Moonliner 7 a ship that uses a black hole to travel through time.

The trip goes awry as Captain Cole is betrayed by a colleague and his crew are scattered across time . Tommy and Stella combine their talents and mount a rescue. I’m a huge fan of Brian Q Miller’s so I couldn't resist buying the book. There is a comfort factor to this read because the story tropes are familiar, yet not boring.

I liked Kelly Jones art a lot, though sometimes the facial expressions of the characters were a bit off. The space scenes are the highlight of the book.

A must read for Disney fans.


This is my 27th book for Coyer Summer Vacation