A Kid’s Eye View

Hi! This is the Optimistic Idealistic Drama Queen, aka Brown Bear Daughter (age 11). Since it’s Take Your Kids To Blog Day, I’m here! Okay, so I just finished a book called Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places. This is my review for it.

First of all, I have to explain. This book is made up of stories by authors about themselves. Nonfiction. I am usually not too interested in nonfiction, but as this was a school book, I didn’t have much of a choice. I actually thought it would be interesting, however, when I first looked at the jacket blurb.
Anyways . . . the authors who wrote the book are M.T. Anderson, Piper Dellums, Jean Fritz, Kathleen Krull, Lois Lowry, Harry Mazer, Susie Morgenstern, Elizabeth Partridge, Katherine Paterson, and Graham Salisbury.
I don’t want to give too much away, but I have to say that my favorite story was the one written by Jean Fritz. It was about her, as a preteen, in China where she spent most of the first thirteen years of her life as a missionary kid. I was especially interested in it because she was almost my age throughout most of the story.
It had a bit of language in it, but I kind of had to ignore those parts. Part of why I really liked it was because it was a book with lots of different stories, and it was not just one book. It was impossible to get bored with it because everyday I would start a new story, and then, if I had been bored before, I would get interested again.
Actually, I had only heard of a couple of these people before I read the book. The only authors I recognized were Jean Fritz, and Katherine Paterson.
Okay, I have to go! You should take advantage of reading a kid’s point of view of a book. Bye.

6 thoughts on “A Kid’s Eye View

  1. I do like non-fiction, but ones that read more like a story, so it sounds like I might like that book. Thanks for your review! You should be sure to post the link on Semicolon book review Saturday.

  2. Great work Brown Bear! And thank you so much for participating in the very first TYKTB day!!

  3. Sounds curious. I’ll see if our library has a copy! Thanks for the review.

  4. I have read some Lois Lowry in college for a children’s literature class. It was a bit strange! lol

    Nice review! 😀

  5. Well I thought that report was interesting. I think I would want to read that book at some point….

    (dictated to blestwithsons – Daniel’s mom)

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