Book Review: Ashley's War, The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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Ashley's War:  The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a non-fiction book published in April 2015.  The story follows several women and their quest to become the first women to be in combat along the Green Berets and Army Rangers. This is a book that was selected in my workplace for discussion between women and/or veterans.  The book discussion was broken into three parts much like how the story was broken up.  It garnered great conversations. Some of the things that happened in the book didn't surprise me, such as how physically demanding the tryouts were to be part of the special operations.  It's a demanding job that requires people to be not only physically strong but mentally strong.     What did shock me was that it took the military so long to allow women to fight along men on the battlefield.  Another thing that astonished me were how accepting most of the men in the Army Rangers were of the women fight

Book Review: I'm Not Scared No Way! by Kimberly Pattinson, Illustrated by Zeynet Dural

Book Review  I'm Not Scared No Way! by Kimberly Pattinson, Illustrated by Zeynet Dural

I'm Not Scared No Way! by Kimberly Pattinson, Illustrated by Zeynet Dural was published on September 18, 2022 and is about a little boy getting his first haircut.

Thank you to NetGalley and Books Go Social for the free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This book goes through the emotions a child might go through when getting their first haircut.  It's great for a child that might be two or three, but most kids don't remember getting their first haircut.  I sure don't remember mine.  
 
Personally, if a child is getting upset about their first haircut beforehand, I think it has more to do with the parents getting upset about it, and the kids feeding off of their parent's emotions.  That's not to say that once they get to a hair salon that the noises from hair clippers or seeing scissors come towards their head isn't upsetting because I am sure it is.  

What I would've liked to see in the book is more of the actual haircut and the hairdresser showing all the tools to the kid to help them understand what would happen.  The aftermath showing that the parents were excited about the haircut was great.

With that being said, having items at the back of the book to keep the child's hair among other things associated with the first haircut is an amazing way to make a memento of one of the child's "firsts". 

All in all, I gave I'm Not Scared No Way! by Kimberly Pattinson, Illustrated by Zeynet Dural four out of five stars because it was a super cute book.

 

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