What I Loved:
The Illustration in Oh, the Places You’ve Been is beautiful. With a feel of watercolor at times, they are soft and colorful. Each page depicts a location where the penny in the story has been and my daughter really enjoyed looking at the details on each page.
A really fun addition to the pages is that each period in the sentences is actually a little penny! One of our favorite pages is where the penny is on a hillside and can hear the waves crashing on the shore. Everything is bathed in a blue glow of the moonlight and there are two bears at the waters edge. That page had my daughter stopping to really discuss all the animals and people that penny has been near.
How I Felt:
The Story: This book was wonderful! The story is such a great idea. Most pennies would have quite the story to tell if they could talk and I love the idea of this one telling its story to little Harper. My daughter was able to follow along in the story and I feel it works well for a preschool to middle elementary child.
There’s advice to be learned from the tales I’ve told.Oh, the places you’ve been by ben everard with mary everard
Even pennies long forgotten have adventures to behold.”
The Writing: This story is told through rhyme. The cadence was nice and the words flowed easily as I was reading. Some pages have just four lines, while others have a bit more. It was just long enough that my little reader had enough time to look at the photos and listen to the words without losing interest. It’s one that I would love to read again and again!
To Read or Not To Read:
Oh, the Places You’ve Been is an excellent book for any young reader. This would be a great addition to any home library. It would also make a great addition to preschool and elementary school stacks!
Where to Find This Book:
Oh, the Places You’ve Been is scheduled to publish on February 4, 2020.
Little Harper Glen finds a penny on the sidewalk. This penny has so much to say! The penny tells Harper its story, all the places it has been to, the struggles and excitement. Reminding us that even though
I’m not much to look at, this is quite clear,OH, THE PLACES YOU’VE BEEN BY BEN EVERARD WITH MARY EVERARD
but I have wondrous adventures both far and near.”
- Oh, the Places You’ve Been by Ben Everard with Mary Everard
- Appropriate For: Preschool to middle elementary
- Page Count: 38 pages
- Publisher: Mascot Books
- Pub Date: February 4, 2020
I received a copy of this advanced reader’s copy for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.
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