Monday, February 5, 2018

The Adventures of Mitee Mite by David John

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Inside the Book

Title: THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE SERIES
Author: David John
Publisher: Mitee Mite
Pages: 120 pages total in series
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
BOOK BLURB:
Building on a desire to teach children about time, shapes, measurements, and money, author David John created THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE series. In the same way that many of us learned our ABCs, the book and app (available on Google Play and iTunes) collection helps young readers learn how many seconds are in a minute, the number of sides different shapes contain, and more, using a catchy tune that captures their attention and motivates learning.

Focusing on children from age 3 to 11 years old, THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE book and app series offers its readers a dynamic female superhero, Mitee Mite, as their guide through the often tricky terrain involved with mastering time, shapes, measurements, and money. In her matching red cape and boots, Mitee Mite, accompanied by her alarm clock sidekick, Terry the Ticker, activates her superpowers by using her manners, respecting others, and accurately answering questions in the games she encounters during her adventures.

The five books in THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE book and app series include The Time Frame Game and The Time Frame Game Advanced, which break down seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years to teach readers the fundamentals of time. The Measuring Game explores the components of feet, yards, and miles, as well as cups, pints, quarts, and gallons. Mitee Mite teaches kids about currency in The Money Game and dives into a colorful world of triangles, squares, hexagons, and more in The Shape Game. The companion song for this series (available at www.miteemite.com) helps kinds absorb the skills in an enjoyable and interactive way.

The idea for THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE book and app series came about when David was faced with a dire challenge. “One day as I was babysitting my friends’ children, and not having any idea what to do, I made up fun games to help them learn,” David revealed. The goal of the series is to expose children to a variety of lessons in a manner that is fun, relatable, and memorable. David says, “Mitee Mite was created to help give children a head start on the basics of time, measurements, shapes, and money.”

David’s daughter, whom he calls his “Little Mite,” is the inspiration for the main character and the themes of the series. David’s desire to teach his daughter the basic skills featured in THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE book and app series has expanded into the goal of sharing these lessons with other children through his “You Buy, They Read” program. “We plan to give away one book for every one bought to kids in need.” In addition, David will donate $1 for every $2 of the gross sales of apps to teachers “who are going into their own pockets to buy supplies.”

Just what the teacher ordered....Well...maybe.  This series would be excellent to put into classroom libraries.  Students can read and learn important skills at the same time.  Just don't tell them they are learning.  Just one thing I might change is in the shape book:  the diamond shape is taught as rumbas in the school I teach at and the students must refer to it as a rumbas when testing...if they say diamond we must count it wrong.  Can't say I agree with that but it is what it is.  That is only thing I noticed and might have changed in this series of books.  They are excellent resources and tools and I'll put mine in the classroom library as well.  



David John is the author of The Adventures of Mitee Mite book and app series. The series follows the adventures of superhero Mitee Mite and her sidekick, Terry the Ticker. The five titles in the series are The Time Frame Game (Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-0-2; Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-6-4), The Measuring Game (Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-2-6), The Money Game (Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-4-0), The Shape Game (Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-3-3), and The Time Frame Game Advanced (Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-5-7). Complementary apps for each book are available on Google Play and iTunes.  The companion song is available at the website:  www.miteemite.com.

David lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife and daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey, and creating new stories for The Adventures of Mitee Mite book and app series.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Paddington 2 coming Soon!


Release Jan. 12th







  • Synopsis: Following the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it.  But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

Paddington 2 stars: Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Sally Hawkins (Jayne Eyre), Brendan Gleeson (Into the Storm), Julie Walters (Mamma Mia) and Ben Whishaw (The Hollow Crown) as the voice of Paddington.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Star coming soon to a theater near you....



THE STAR MOVIE

In Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for
a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break
free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with
Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations.
Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his
new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told 
-       the first Christmas.





I'm so excited to see this movie.  The trailers and promotion items I'm seeing and reading sound absolutely wonderful.  It's the Christmas story from the eyes of the animals.  Yep, talking animals.  Kids of all ages are going to love this movie.  Oprah Winfrey is one of the animal voices.  Be sure to visit the web site to learn more.  Get the scoop before the movie comes out.  There are all kinds of activities to do:  download them for hours of fun activities.  There's posters, cards and many other items to download.  There is even an animated coloring book.  I had fun playing around with that.  The resource page is a good page to look at there many resources for this movie...books you can buy, the sound track and other things.  Every time I go on their site I find something new and interesting.  

Visit the Star main site here to learn more.





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Monday, November 6, 2017

About the movie The Star...

THE STAR MOVIE

In Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for
a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break
free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with
Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations.
Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his
new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told 
-       the first Christmas.


Visit the Star main site here to learn more. 


I received free tickets to see this movie in exchange for this review and post by....