A Kid’s Eye View

Posted by Sherry on 8/25/2006 in Around the World, Family, General |

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.


  • 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.

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

  • Carrie says:

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

  • Bethany says:

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

    Nice review! 😀

  • Daniel says:

    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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