Taking a walk to the library along this cool waterfall wall to sign up for the summer reading program! 📚 Most libraries offer free reading programs for kids (and adults!) with weekly toy incentives for reaching your book goal. 🔖 They also have weekly shows (bubbles, animals, science, etc) and craft/science activities to help keep your kids productive and engaged. 🔬Our library also gives out cool bookbags upon sign-up to help people carry their beloved novels. I'm so glad my boys each have a different color so they can keep track of their own books! * #summer#summerbucketlist#summerfun#library#bookworm#kidsread#knowledgeispower#bookmark#bookshelf#libraryday#librarybag#loveyourlibrary
📚🐛 A delightful exhibition of selected picture books and interpretations by three Singaporean artists. These books cover difficult topics such as dementia, death and separation. The display has wonderfully books with illustrations of different styles. Excited to get more for my new library 😄 #picturebookstagram#kidsread#nationaldesigncentre#sgartists
🎶 I can tell that we are going to be friends 🎶 ♡ The White Stripes "We're Going to be Friends" feels right at home in this childrens book, beautifully illustrated with such unique and beautiful art by Elinor Blake!
Loaded up our preK graduate with tons of art supplies and books. Both books shown here are so sweet, and I immediately rushed out and bought two more copies of “The Girls” for my daughter’s best gap pals who are each going to different schools. It’s such a sweet story about lasting friendships that I can hardly get through a reading without getting choked up. #laurenace#jennielovlie#rodalekids
Keep your kids busy with this interactive chapter book by a local author. Find it in our kid’s corner or order it on Amazon. Ask for Vera’s booth at Goode Ol Days Antiques in Clovis. #kidsbooks#kidsread#clovis
Making magazines is fun and easy – and this marvellous guide offers advice every step of the way. Learn how to write 5-star reviews and intriguing articles, make giggle-inducing comics and zines, showcase your artistic skills and much more. Includes links to specially selected websites for inspiration, hints and tips.⠀ ⠀ Usborne Quicklinks available!⠀ Age 8+⠀ £9.99
I deliberated on this review for long hours throughout the week. There was a lot to write and I was afraid of losing track and going to a deep dark place within my mind where there are and always will be, raging storms and typhoons swirling Lolita, Lolita, Lolita like salty sea spray against my eyes. This is a book very close to me. I have never hated it with the same passion as some of my peers. There is nothing to hate because this book was never about Lolita because there exists no Lolita at all, merely a fetishised, scantily clad, lollipop-suckling teenage seductress, conjured by a frustrated predator. I have always wondered whether there was any truth to what is contained within the book at all, simply because for a twelve year old to have such awareness of her sensuality in the mid-1940s in suburban North America is preposterous to me. Dolores Haze was perhaps a mediocre looking child with temper problems and the lithe body of a regular pre-teen girl but Humbert Humbert's hungry gaze made a temptress out of her innocence. He knows he has committed a crime against her and perhaps this guilt leads him to fashion a different Lolita, one who seduced him herself in the hotel room and gave in to his sexual whims, to hide from himself what a monster he is. Humbert Humbert. Even the name contains a duality. I cannot however complete categorize Lolita as a traditional victim as well. She is smart, observant and most of all, incredibly adaptive. She has the upper hand in almost all of the interactions with Humbert. The nymph and the satyr play a dangerous game but the nymph learns the rules quickly and retaliates with her little fists. Lolita is a strong, fascinating woman and it saddens me that Humbert allows her no voice at all. She however, manages to live and die on her own terms and despite Humbert taking up a large space in the text, she lives her short life with an agency and autonomy not many can enjoy. Overall a 10/10
Lolita, for all the time that has passed, remains a mystery despite being so thoroughly ravaged by the sex crazed Humbert. Lolita, Lola, Dolly, Dolores. So many names and yet so little to understand. The reader glimpses and then defiles little Lo through Humbert's eyes, his hands and his vile fantasies. Nabokov meticulously separates himself, his protagonist and his muse to create an immersive experience where the reader is acutely aware of Humbert as a separate entity. He acquires a certain autonomy as a character and Nabokov takes a backseat. Humbert, like Frankenstein's monster, roams rabid and free. Technically speaking, the prose is long, drawn out and difficult to understand. It is almost pretentiously full of allusions and extended metaphors, given Humbert's propensity for the literary. Prescott derisively calls it dull, dull, dull as well as repulsive. Greene however, loves it and so does Styron. Polarized opinions. Lolita in its essence is considered to be a story of a glorified child molester. It is more than that and to elaborate, Prescott's review is a good precedent. He makes an important point, that diseased minds should be left to the psychiatrists alone, not to the novelists. However, the way Humbert thoughtlessly exposes himself at such a sub-molecular level of carnality and pure libidinal perversity while raking his audience for sympathy, it is doubtful any doctor of psychology can explain it as carefully and with a morbid beauty. Humbert is a seasoned psychopath. He confesses to toying with psychiatrists and hides his true nature with a practised precision. He is a case study, as his surly lawyer proclaims in the foreword but more than a case study, he is a study of how language is wielded by psychopaths to conceal and to control. His prose is exquisite. The reader must be careful so as to not fall into his poetic traps and forgive his crimes for this is what it's all about. The reader is addressed many times in the book as the jury because
Humbert Humbert is a well-read, good-looking and cultivated middle-aged European pedophile who tries to disguise his love for prepubescent girls with eloquent poetry and an immense self-control. He loses his young flame to typhus in his pre-teens and embarks on a heated self discovery fuelled by his forbidden attraction to young girls that he dubs nymphets. Prancing around like a satyr after such girls is illegal and so he tries settling down with a wife, whom he later confesses to physically abusing and who ends up cheating on him. Jaded and sexually frustrated, he moves to America on the behest of a dead uncle and takes up rooms with widow Charlotte Haze, promptly setting his sights on her 12 year old Dolores, nicknamed Lolita for his feverish fantasies. He marries Charlotte in an attempt to be closer to Lolita but she later discovers his ill designs. Before she can run away with Dolores, she is run over by a car. Humbert tracks Lolita down at her summer camp and takes charge of her, whisking her away to a hotel where he proceeds to drug her. However, she seduces him instead and they have sex. They set off on a road trip across America, with Humbert growing increasingly suspicious of Lolita and she growing bored and restless. They eventually settle down in Beardsley due to low funds where Lolita goes to a finishing school and Humbert plays chess with Gaston Godin, who has his own disgusting attraction to young boys as a secret. Suspicious that Lolita may try to run away with her pocket money, Humbert grows paranoid and forces her for sexual favours that she now is increasingly dismissive of. She suggests moving to a new place and Humbert is touched by her attentions once more. On the trip however, she comes down with a fever and runs away with a predatory playwright Clare Quilty, who had been on their tail since the first hotel and who wanted Lolita for his own personal deranged practices. Humbert tries to hunt Lolita down but fails and gives up until he
It’s time to share this one! The Little Book of First Experiences contains 9 stories about the families with young children in different life situations for the first time. Whether going to dentist, moving house, having a new baby or going to a party (swipe left to see all titles) you will find a story with cute illustrations to read and talk about with a child 2+. Later it also can be a book for first self reading steps. And looking for a little yellow duck🐥 hiding on every double page will make reading of this book only more fun😄 Sometimes I forget to ask about it but Sasha always says pointing: And this is the duck, mummy!😂 Written by Anne Civardi and illustrated by Stephen Cartwright the stories published by Usborne separately as well. 📚 #usbornebooks #thelittlebookoffirstexperiences #readwithyourkids#readaloud#kidsread#kidlit#kidsbookstagram#mykidbookshelf
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I got this sweet review from a kindergarten teacher and couldn’t help but share it! “I just want you to know how much I love the Dash Into (Learning) books for my kindergarten class! The phonics are just right for my students learning to read, and the illustrations are adorable, and the children love finding Dash! Thank you for creating this wonderful resource!” It’s review like this that warm my heart. I love the Dash books can be used in such a variety of settings!