Last week, I put together a DVD movies gift guide. This week, I decided to put together a list of books that would appeal to many dads, moms, and kids.
Categories: Characters Guides | Cookbooks | Twilight Parodies | Teens and Tweens
If your children love superheroes, then they will also love the three superhero guides below. We purchased the DC Comics and Marvel encyclopedias a couple of years ago and they are getting a little beat up because my seven-year old son looks at them all the time. Plus he treats his books like he treats his baby brother — Rough with a capital R. Recently, my son checked out the Avengers guide at the library and likes it too, but there is a lot of overlap between the Avengers guide and the Marvel Encyclopedia. These three superhero guides feature pictures and interesting facts about superheroes and supervillains. I highly recommend the DC and Marvel encyclopedias. And if you don’t want to shell out the bucks for those two books, I would suggest going with the less expensive Avengers guide.
[Review Update: I read the book and found it interesting, but a bit disappointing. The story centered around the last few days of Bree’s life. The book would have been more interesting if we got a glimpse of Bree’s life prior to becoming a vampire. I think most Twilight fans will be disappointed — especially the ones obsessed with Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. They’re not really in this Twilight story.]
Not sure if die hard Twilight fans will like this book, but Stephenie Meyer is publishing another Twilight book, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella. The latest Twilight book is about Bree Tanner (duh). She was introduced in Eclipse. I don’t actually remember Bree Tanner (I read Eclipse almost two years ago), but she was one of the newborn vampire that was after Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. In this fifth Twilight book, the story is told from Bree’s point of view.
I found this book at the library: Nightlight: A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon ($10.04). When I brought it home, my wife started jumping up and down because she thought I checked out a new Twilight book. And then I read the back cover to her:
About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him – which I assumed was wildly out of his control – that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me. And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight. Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events (Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch and then Edwart saves her from a flying snowball) Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive? Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.