Feb 052016
 
Warriors - Parent Content Review

Title: Warriors (series) Note: this review was written with the help of my daughter and has the 10-year-old seal of approval. Summary: The Warriors series is about cats living in the forest and fighting to survive. The whole series is broken down into smaller groups of books. The first series is called Warriors, the second [Read more…]

Feb 022016
 
Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Parent Content Review

Title: Monty Python and the Holy Grail Summary: King Arthur and the knights of the round table seek the Holy Grail. Along the way they encounter a wide variety of medieval and legendary comic situations that unfold in a uniquely Pythonesque way. From an anarcho-syndicalist commune of peasant mud-farming to the knights who say, “Ni!”, [Read more…]

Jan 152015
 
Five Documentaries To Connect Kids With Nature

This is a companion piece to my recent post Five Outdoor Adventure Movies to Connect Kids With Nature. It’s one thing to show kids movies that demonstrate how fun/challenging/rewarding it can be to get lost in the wilderness but if you’re planning to get stranded in the bush they should know something about the wildlife [Read more…]

Aug 302014
 
Fahrenheit 451 - Parent Content Review

Title: Fahrenheit 451 Summary: In an American future envisioned in 1953 (that is remarkably prescient for our lives today) firemen don’t put out fires but rather act as a kind of totalitarian police force rushing to create a show by burning books (that’s not the prescient part). The protagonist, Montag, begins to question the system [Read more…]

Aug 052014
 
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec - Parent Content Review

Title: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Summary: The eponymous Adele Blanc-Sec is a French writer and reporter travelling the world of 1912 in search of fantastic stories and, as the title implies, extraordinary adventures. The pitch for this movie is: what if famous female reporter Nelly Bly did everything Indiana Jones did but in [Read more…]