This year in order to really hold myself accountable for reading lots of Picture Books (a joy I try to partake of every day) I decided to start reviewing.
The first challenge to make it all doable- keeping it simple. In order to keep things simple I made a template a 5 category 1-5 rating system called CHESH which stands for:
A top score is 25. Each category is unique to the book. Crave, will I want to read this again? And again? And again?
Heart: Does this story touch the reader (me/my daughter)?
Eyes: Do the illustrations shine? Do they work with the text?
Soul: Does this story affect the reader, inspire the reader?
And Head: Is this book informative either by creating imagination within the reader with the story and or full of information about a topic?
I am currently up to 25 reviews. I try to do a couple a month. Mostly I like to highlight the great books I have found/read, occasionally I post reviews of books that fall short.
To check out these reviews you can visit my Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/lauranclement/