This tale is cute and quirky and made me smile at times. As an author who started writing at a young age as well, I am proud to have read this book. Roman Gonska has a bright future ahead of him if he keeps writing books like this, and I can't wait to see him get better.
This book is fun and exciting and I'm a sucker for both animals and aliens, so that's always a plus. Great work and great book. Keep writing. It'll take you far.
Previously, on The Adventures of Roman German:
Roman and his friends Rob-the-Robot, Matt-the-Monkey and Jerry-the-Giraffe are searching the world for hidden pieces of technology. After finding the first piece at Little Collins Beach, they have brought it to the Macazanium Caves, where Matt’s techno-archaeologist sister is investigating an ancient spaceship…
Each chapter brings a new surprise and each book adds another piece of the puzzle. This fast-paced
adventure highlights exciting real-world geography while gripping the imagination with numerous twists
I love the concept behind this, and I love the "fetch you later" so much. Sticking up for yourself is an important lesson to learn, and "The Magical Adventures of Detective Sam" does that in a cute way that I believe will really stick with kids. The art is well done and the colors are bright, and that will help the child reading stay invested in the story. Besides, who doesn't like superhero dogs??
A classic lesson in preparing kids to defend themselves against bullies, told in a children’s book through the character Detective Sam, a dog with superpowers (hearing, speed, inventiveness). When Diego, a child in Flagstone Elementary, is bullied by another kid, Barry, Sam teleports himself to the school and comes to the aid of Diego, who is left without his lunch money.
Instead of using his superpowers, Sam prepares Diego to take care of himself with a four-part course that every child should know: using strong body language to fend off bullish advances; defending against violent behavior and preventing yourself from getting hurt; breaking the cycle of violence to never retaliate and control anger; and informing a teacher or adult. Read more about Sam and his adventures
Review: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ADHD: Essential Parenting Skills to Understand and Improve your Child's Behavioral, Emotional, and School Challenges by Gustavo Fonte
I believe this book will do a lot of good. The advice and steps are easy to follow, and knowing a family who has grown up with an ADHD kid, I can see the steps they've taken that were suggested in this book, and I've seen it work. Something that really stuck out to me was when the book talked about punishments. Growing up, my mind was everywhere, and constantly moving. I was (and still am) easily distracted. Instead of punishing the child, when you know they aren't being defiant (their brain's just preoccupied and maybe they forgot what they were doing), you give them a gentle reminder. They're not meaning to defy you. Even now as an adult, I don't mean to not do things asked of me, I just... forget. I've found ways around it to remind me or keep me on track, but reading that part kind of reassured me as well. That being said, this book can be used not for young children, but of all ages, I believe, even if you don't suffer from ADHD. This has the potential to be truly lifechanging for those who read it.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a condition that primarily affects children and teenagers, and even runs into adulthood. The book is an excellent source of up to date clinical information regarding the diagnosis, and treatments available. In addition, it offers parents valuable tools to put into practice to help their child improve their behaviors, inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. The book also addresses the myths surrounding the disorder that interfere with the parent's seeking proper care for their child. such as issues at school, at home, symptoms, and causes. Parents with ADHD kids will benefit from applying the lessons in the book as they help and support their child's journey with the disorder.
Review: Change Your Thoughts & Free Yourself from Depression: 7 Effective Strategies to end Depression and Start Enjoying Your Life Again by Gustavo Fonte
This book touched me. It's one that tells you what depression is, how to recognize it in yourself, and gives you suggestions to help. As someone who's experienced depression for years on end, I'm glad to say many of the suggestions are things I have figured out over the past few years to help me, and it's really helped me out more than I can describe. Getting ahold of my automatic thoughts is a more recent re-development, and goes along with renewing your mind, something I've always been good at, but as I grow older and started living on my own, I've realized it's getting harder and harder to do, but I keep on. I'm getting better at it again, and reading about it here just reaffirms it.
The most interesting section to me was the cognitive reframing. I've always been good at seeing things from different points of view, but it was really cool to listen to it and actually be able to put it into words.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned and relearned a lot. The way the book is structured is really supportive and encouraging, and that's definitely something worth reading, especially when it comes to a subject like depression. It's great for anyone going through something or for anyone trying to understand more about depression and its symptoms or tells.
5 stars. I believe this book can truly make a difference in everyone's lives.
Overcoming chronic depression: A self help guide using cognitive-behavioral techniques
Looking for powerful, practical strategies to help yourself or someone else struggling with depression? This comprehensive guidebook provides a rich supply of resources, insights, and techniques you can use - starting today - to help yourself, or someone you care about.
This is not just another book about depression. This is a book about HEALING from depression - and it is a guidebook for PREVENTING depression in the first place. Brimming with time-tested, highly-customizable techniques, this book will help you build your own individualized toolbox of drug-free strategies to promote healing, resilience, and emotional wellness - from the inside out.
Although I really enjoy the ideas behind the stories, the formatting and editing was... lacking. The formatting was distracting, and the text needs another round of editing.
The feel of these stories remind me of Love, Death, and Robots a lot. That being said, I believe the stories needed a bit more... umph and a lot more editing. Some areas were long-winded and felt like they were dragging, which is saying something, considering this is a collection of short stories.
But overall, the author has a very good imagination.
As Halloween arrives, pull yourself into the world of dread.
Immerse yourself in the world of horror stories waiting for you in "We Are So Sorry".
Stay side by side with a detective investigating a number of horrifying murders running across the city of Hillsbury.
Crouch underneath a cave system while accompanying a team of explorers searching for prehistoric fossils.
Pull yourself into these and the stories ahead, as darkness surrounds you
I found the poem interesting and well written, but somehow I feel as if the images were distracting and they'd take me out of the story the poem was trying to tell. I do appreciate the poem gets its own page at the end, allowing me to read it all without breaking it apart, and that gave me a better feel. All in all, the poem was wonderful and I rather enjoyed it.
"Gingerbread Girl" is a poetic story about a cookie's struggle with the fate of either be eaten or put aside for display. The poem, written in Orphic sonnets, focusses on gender, sexuality and Lacan's gaze. Each poetic line is illustrated with new original artwork. The artwork primarily draws influence from Vincient Van Gogh and post-impressionism.
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I tend to really enjoy poetry collections, and this is no different. The author is indeed talented and enjoys what they do, and the poems were beautiful and honest. I just didn't connect with it. It didn't speak to me, is all. Other than that, these poems are wonderfully crafted, rather enjoyable, and definitely worth a read.
Dark Days Light is an extraordinary and inspiring poetry collection which invokes laughter when you least expect it, engages your emotions and provides a unique perspective on everyday life experiences. Sharon Michele Williams continues to display the strength of character and effortless connection to the human condition as seen in her previous poetry collection, Two Truths Wise. This book, Dark Days Light, travels the universe stopping in space and time to experience love, revelation, change and honesty. It will surprise and excite you while awakening your creativity and challenging your thinking. It’s not only a book for the poetry lover, but for anyone who enjoys learning more about life through beautifully written words on a page.
Review: The Adventures of Milo Chow: Being Good Isn't Easy! by Caroline E Rayfield
This is such a cute story! Milo sounds absolutely precious and I loved seeing the world from his eyes. It had me grinning and chuckling, and definitely hearing the full story brought tears to my eyes. He looked so cute and sweet. As someone who has a dog that was given up twice before he got to us, I know how much a loving family can mean to an animal. I loved this book, and I loved the illustrations. 5 stars.
In the early hours of a cold February morning, a four-month-old puppy named Milo Chow is put on a plane heading to Toronto. He has left his family for a new life. Unsure of what he will face, Milo is put on a path that will hopefully bring him a new family.
Interviewing like a Boss is packed full of tips and guidance on what to do and how to approach interviews. I’ve always looked at them as daunting feats where my nerves get the better of me, but after reading this book, I actually feel like I have the confidence to overcome the anxiety that comes alongside job searching.
This book covers from what you should wear to how you should research the company you’re interviewing for, and it takes the approach of encouraging you to be your (professional) self. This assists with answering the one question the company always asks: What do you bring to the table? With research and an understanding of how the company works, as advised in this book, that question becomes a piece of cake. That’s only a piece of the information available in this book, however, and every other tip is just as helpful, if not more, than the last.
I thoroughly enjoyed Interviewing like a Boss. This is definitely a must-have for anyone looking for a job or in need of a refresher.
"Interviewing Like a Boss" provides a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of interviewing, including managing an interview schedule; employing questioning, prompting, and probing strategies; and assessing interview material. The author intends to help readers conquer their interviews with confidence by understanding a few easy principles. A job interview is an adventure, not a destination. This book walks readers through each phase of the interview process so they can do their best. Follow the research and preparation standards provided earlier in the book to interview like a boss.
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Book Review: Leadership with a Purpose: Motivating Your Engineers by Robert Murphy
This book, although it's for managing and motivating engineers, is a great guideline for anyone trying to run a business. It takes into consideration absolutely everything you need to look at from a business standpoint, and even if you aren't a manager or business owner, reading this as someone who works gives a good baseline of what to look for in a job. As I was reading, I was comparing where I work with the standards outlined in Leadership with a Purpose, all the way from how I should be treated as a worker to how to approach situations, evne if they are outlined for managers, not workers.
The book talks about everything from diversity to conflict to budget to scheduling, all while keeping the content fresh and engaging. It's definitely worth a read. There are things you can learn from, even if you aren't an engineer.
In today’s world, effectively motivating and managing highly intelligent technology professionals is challenging. Around the world, people are more educated, informed and highly social about their careers and employers, making retention and employee happiness a full-time job. In fact, companies are beginning to recognize these impacts and have begun employing more “PeopleOps” type human resources professionals to tackle this head-on.
The reality is that most engineers don't leave jobs, they leave managers. While having a swanky and modern human resources strategy helps keep the company on the cutting edge of benefits and overall happiness, it does not solve the root problem – having good managers that motivate engineering teams.
In the remote and global workforce that we all participate in, establishing a healthy work culture with safe boundaries is an ongoing task that cannot be forced. Add in the complexities of global cultural differences and political phenomena; it’s every leader’s nightmare to manage well.
This book will cover what makes an engineering culture, how to cultivate it, and how to build trust with your teams.
After reading this book, you can effectively motivate, inspire and lead engineering professionals of all levels that are happy and loyal to you.
With years of experience within the software engineering and technology sectors, Robert Murphy has become an expert in building healthy company cultures and motivating engineering professionals.
Once deemed "The King of Culture" by a previous employer, he is passionate about helping other technology leaders on their mission to build highly effective teams. In this debut book, Robert describes his proven methods and provides a roadmap to successful leadership with a purpose!