Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Real Grey's Anatomy by Andrew Holtz

My Summary and Review

This book is for anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of surgical interns. Grey's Anatomy fans will like the many references to the show that are peppered throughout the book. The book's comparison between the show and real-life will really raise your eyebrows. Find out how surgical interns and residents balance work with relationships during their hospital residency.

My Notes

Though I am not a dedicated Grey's watcher, this book had even me hooked with all of its facts (and the real challenges that surgeons have to go through in order to gain their full license). I am looking forward to finding Holtz's book on the science behind the early episodes of House, M.D.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

Book Summary

Geraldine is a very fairy princess, from her royal pink dress to her scabby knees. Another hit from the authors of the Dumpy the Dumptruck series.

My Review

This simple story is engaging for all young princesses. The ink-and-colour pencil illustrations are lively and FUNNY.

My Notes

A four year old recently asked me for help with finding princess books that she could read "all by her very self." If I had only had this on hand...