Update on Crush the Snail

Do you remember Kid’s rescued pet snail? Here is the post where Kid found him and made him a new shell and called him “Crush”.

It has been several months since his rescue, and Crush has been growing a new shell! Kid has been adjusting his old shell slowly as the new one grows out. I have to say I didn’t expect this little guy to live, and I feel proud of Kid’s gentle attentiveness to care for the little mollusk.




Crush is happy, and moves around just as well as the other snails. Here is the habitat that Kid set up for them.



He was pretty excited to find that they had laid eggs. He is curious to watch them grow from hatching.


This whole process has been very educational for me too. I have not really given snails much thought, but have come to learn that they have little personalities, they play, and each snail prefers different foods.

Kid’s Book Review: “Dragon Masters” Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West


This book is for younger readers, and has lots of illustrations so it is easy to imagine the story line.

A young boy (Drake) is brought to the castle because he is chosen to be a dragon master. He soon meets his dragon (Worm) and also his fellow dragon masters, Ana, Rori and Bo. They learn flight practice, but Worm cannot fly; however, later we discover that Worm has other talents.

7/10 – I wasn’t captivated by this story, but this is only book one, so I will read another of the series and give it another chance.




Kid’s Book Review: “The Dragon of Lonely Island” by Rebecca Rupp


Three children (Sarah Emily, Hannah, and Zachary) go to stay at their aunt’s house on Lonely Island for the summer. They discover a cave and a golden dragon who can speak!  This dragon has three heads, and when one head is awake, the others are sleeping. Each of the dragon heads tell a different story, and each story is very interesting.

Rating: 10/10. I really liked this book, and would read it again. It is book one of a series, so I look forward to the next one.





Kid’s Book Review: “Magical Adoption Agency – The Enchanted Egg” by Kallie George


This is book 2 of the Magical Animal Adoption Agency Series. Here you can read about book one.

While working at the Magical Adoption Agency, Clover’s boss Mr. Jams get a phone call and immediately has to go on an emergency rescue mission. When he comes back to the agency, he has brought back a mysterious large egg. Later, Clover hears a noise coming from the other room so she goes to investigate. She finds that the egg is hatched, but there is nothing in the pen. I don’t want to say anymore because I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

Rating: 10/10 – It was an interesting story, I enjoyed it very much.


Kid’s Book Review: “Magical Animal Adoption Agency – Clover’s Luck” by Kallie George


Clover is young girl who has felt quite unlucky her whole life, especially with pets. One day, during an unlucky moment with her bird Penny, she happens to stumble upon a poster which looked like it had been there a while. She follows the directions and happens to stumble upon the M.A.A.A (Magical Animal Adoption Agency). At first, she didn’t know that the animals were magical, but she wanted to help by volunteering because she loves animals. When Mr.Jams (the agency owner) gives Clover a tour, she quickly comes to understand these animals are special.

Rating: 10/10 – This book is a very interesting story with lots of magical and beautiful creatures. There are also some illustrations throughout the book which is nice for perspective.

– Kid

Kid’s Book Review: “Outlaws of time – The Legend of Sam Miracle” by N.D. Wilson


This book was quite interesting right from the start.

Sam Miracle lives in SADDYR in the Arizona desert, a home for orphaned boys. He has strange daydreams that are so realistic that he feels like they are real. One day, something really strange happens and Sam is taken through time where he soon realizes that his daydreams were actually memories from another time.

Rating: 10/10. – I really enjoyed this and found it fun to read from beginning to end. A real page turner.




Kid’s Book Review: Fort Solitude” by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs


It was difficult for me to take interest in learning to read, but at 8 years old I discovered comics! This book is a comic and I still love reading them.

Imagine what superheros are like as children. The personality traits of these children seemed to line up perfectly with what I imagined they would be like.

Each of the kids get and invitation to go to an adventure camp. Everything at the beginning seems normal, but suspicious things start happening and the children become curious. They band together to uncover the truth and they end up on a great adventure.

Rating: 9.5/10 – I am not personally really interested in superhero stuff, I might have given it a perfect score otherwise.