Monday, April 30, 2018

[ARC REVIEW] This is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose

Title:  This is a Taco!

Author:  Andrew Cangelose

Artist:  Josh Shipley

Genre:  Children's / Animals / Humor / Food

Year Published: 2018

Year Read:  4/28/2018

Publisher: Lion Forge

Source: eARC (NetGalley)

Content Rating:  Ages 5+ (Some Mischief)

Buy on:  Amazon  //  Book Depository

I would like to thank NetGalley and Lion Forge for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

So, I got yet another children’s book from NetGalley and this book is called “This is a Taco!” by Andrew Cangelose along with artwork by Josh Shipley.  I must say that this is seriously one of the FUNNIEST children’s books I had ever read for the modern era of children’s books!

Meet Taco!  Taco is a squirrel who happens to love eating tacos and he only agreed to be in this book if he can have some tacos. Unfortunately for Taco, this book is not about tacos as it is a book that teaches the readers about the life of a squirrel and how they are able to survive in the wild. 

Will Taco the Squirrel get his tacos?

Read this book to find out!

Wow! Just wow!  I thought that I would never read another children’s book that contains so much humor and wit in this day and age, but lo and behold, I found such a book! Andrew Cangelose has done an excellent job at writing this book as this story is truly hilarious to read! I loved the way that Andrew Cangelose wrote Taco the Squirrel himself as he is such a hilarious character who just wanted to have tacos to eat but has to endure lots of mishaps in this book so that the reader would learn more about squirrels.  I especially loved the way that Taco the Squirrel solved the problem of not getting tacos at the end of this book as it was a truly witty and humorous conclusion to the story!  I also loved the fact that the tone of this book reminded me so much of the popular children’s book “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” as both books have sarcastic humor and characters who continually break the fourth wall and wanted the stories to go the way they see fit.  Josh Shipley’s artwork is adorable and hilarious to look at, especially of the images of Taco the Squirrel himself as he is shown as being a puffy looking squirrel with a humorous smile on his face on each panel.  I also loved the watercolors in the background as it gives the book a down to earth tone that compliments well with the mellowness of this book.

Overall, “This is a Taco!” is a truly hilarious book about squirrels and unconventional storytelling that children should definitely check out!  I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Sunday Post Meme (133)

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone! I just did a MASSIVE shopping haul this week and I got lots of awesome books this week! I'm also trying to complete my collection of "Throne of Glass" so that way I could read all of these books at once!  I also bought some more large containers to put my books into and it's working out pretty well (at least my room doesn't look that crowded with books anymore)! Also, I can't believe that April is almost over!  It seems like it was just yesterday that it just turned April.  I hope everyone has a good reading month in May!

Book Reviews




Book Photo Sundays Meme!


Looking for New Guest Posts! 


My TBR List!



Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2018 Sign Up! 

Cover Spotlight Meme

2018 Caldecott Medal Challenge Sign Up!


One Word: HAPPY!!!


What books did you buy this weekend?

  Check out The Bookish Libra's post on Girls, Girls, Girls – Why Are There So Many “Girls” in Mysteries & Thrillers?

☆ Check out a Great Read's post on Let's Discuss: What Scares You?

★ Check out We Live and Breathe Books' post on HEA All the Way!

Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!

Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Book Photo Sundays #76: April 29, 2018

Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!


So let's get started!

Also, this will be tied into the April Book Photo Sundays Bookstagram Challenge over at Instagram, so please feel free to check it out!

Here are my two book photos of the week! The first photo is of my rainbow book stack, along with a new book pillow I got from 2nd and Charles!  The second photo is of my new copy of The Fault in Our Stars, which is a book I loved, along with my childhood sculpture of Donald Duck in a raincoat!

Cover Spotlight #11: April 29th, 2018 - May 6th, 2018

Hey everyone!  I just created a new book meme called "Cover Spotlight" where you get to showcase your favorite book covers!  It can be a book cover from a book you've read years ago, a book cover from a book you just recently read or a book cover from a book that you've never read before, but you still love the cover!  You can also feature multiple book covers instead of one for this meme! This is a weekly meme, which means that the meme starts every Sunday, but you have until the Sunday after that week to post your favorite covers!

To tweet your posts, use this hashtag here:


Another gorgeous cover from the Throne of Glass series!  I just loved the way that Celaena looks on this cover as she looks really tough and elegant!  I also loved the orange and red swirls that accompanies the background!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #49: April 28, 2018

Stacking The Shelves is a book meme created by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality and it is about sharing books that you are adding to your shelves, whether it's physical or virtual.  This means including books that you bought from the store or online, books you borrowed from friends or from the library, books you've reviewed, gifts and ebooks!

Hey everyone! I just did a MASSIVE shopping haul this week and I got lots of awesome books this week! I'm also trying to complete my collection of "Throne of Glass" so that way I could read all of these books at once!  Also, I can't believe that April is almost over!  It seems like it was just yesterday that it just turned April.  I hope everyone has a good reading month in May!

Books Bought:

From Walmart:

From 2nd and Charles:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #87: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author:  Sarah J. Maas
Expected Publication Date:  May 1st, 2018

The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we'd have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I'd now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.

Even though I still haven't read this series yet, I'm still excited for the fourth book in the "Court of Thorns and Roses" series!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!