Everything Is Always Gonna Be Alright, Durban Frankenshooze by Jamie McHone

Rating: 3 out of 5.

My Thoughts:

What I Loved: The illustrations in this book were great. They really pulled you into each page, wanting to take a look at each detail.

How I Felt: This book is targeted at 5-6 year olds, however, I do not think that the age range is accurate. Each page is filled with text taking so much time to read that my 6 year old lost interest. The writing introduces a lot of new vocabulary, but the text is overly fluffy, adding too many words. This just added to the overwhelming test on each page. The story was cute, but I cannot rate this book higher, as I cannot see a young child being able to get through this story. Overall, this book just missed the mark for me and my 6 year old.

To Read or Not To Read: If you have a middle-elementary reader they might enjoy this story, but I would not suggest this for a 5-6 year old.

What’s This Book About Anyway?

Durban Frankenschooze is a bird with huge feet and he cannot fly. He is different from the rest of his family, as he is the only bird that can’t fly. He is tired of being different and sets out on a journey. Along the way, he makes friends with Maudry and Wainwright. Together they discover the importance of friendship and being yourself.

Where To Find This Book:

Amazon

Goodreads

Mascot Books

Footnotes:

I received a copy of this advanced reader’s copy for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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The Dog That Would Not Bark by Shevelle Ford

Rating: 3 out of 5.

My Thoughts:

What I Loved: The little girl in this book is adorable. She loves her walks/stroller rides with her mom. My daughter connected with her immediately because she also likes to walk and she thought it was really great that the little girl did too!

How I Felt: The writing was very nice, and the story was easy to read, but I struggled with the rating of this book. The dog in the story is wearing a shock collar, which is why it won’t bark. The book never calls it that, but it’s clear that the collar is a shock collar. The dog cannot bark because of this and is always quiet on the walks. I just wasn’t quite sure of the lesson that I was trying to teach my child while reading this. My daughter had questions about what the collar was and I spent some time explaining it to her, but overall, I just did not know why this was a topic in a child’s book.

To Read or Not To Read: If you have a child that loves animals, this would be an enjoyable book for them, as in the end, the collar is removed and the child gets to hear the dog bark.

What’s This Book About Anyway?

A little girl and her mom go for walks each day. One day her mother takes a different route and they pass a dog behind a gated yard. The dog does not bark and the little girl questions why. The mother explains that the collar the dog wears does not allow him to bark. Each day they pass the dog and the little girl wants to hear the dog bark. Finally, one day as they pass, the owner has the dog on the sidewalk and the collar is removed. The little girl finally gets to hear the dog bark!

Where To Find This Book:

Amazon

Goodreads

Mascot Books

Footnotes:

I received a copy of this advanced reader’s copy for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

All Amazon links on SheJustLovesBooks are affiliate links and I receive a small percentage of sales from the use of them. If you fall in love with a book because of my review and you want to buy, I would greatly appreciate the use of the link on my page.

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A Shark Tooth Fairy Tale by Erica Morgan

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My Thoughts:

What I Loved: There is actually so much that I loved about this book. So, you are getting a list today!

  1. The illustrations in this book are so very fun! The little details were really thought through on this making each page its own experience. The human tooth fairy’s home was my daughter’s favorite (and mine)! The thought that went into making these illustrations was amazing. The curtains are tied with tooth-shaped curtain ties. The mailbox is tooth shaped. It’s adorable and perfect for a child.
  2. There is a seek and find on each page! A shark tooth has been hidden on each page for a child to find. They weren’t so easy and obvious that it wasn’t fun and it wasn’t so hard that my daughter ever gave up. It was perfect.
  3. The writing is excellent for a pre-school through middle elementary child to enjoy. I really loved that it was a rhyming book because I find those fun, but the sentences were longer, making a full story with each page.
  4. Finally, this book was written by 17 year old Erica Morgan. I am so impressed in her work and want to support her in this adventure!
Example of the Seek and Find on each page. This one is on the cover so I’m not spoiling any of the fun inside.

How I Felt: I immediately knew that my daughter would like this. It’s about tooth fairies and mermaids and sharks. And she did love it. She wanted to savor each page, looking at all the art and listening to my words. There are some “big-kid” words in there too, so she would interrupt every once in a while to ask what this word or that word meant. *A “big kid” word example would be “brief” as in to be quick. So the words aren’t so big that they make the book difficult, but it introduced new vocabulary. As I was reading, I kept thinking that it would be a fun book to do a Parent Reading to my child’s classroom. Overall, we just loved this book!

To Read or Not To Read: I can’t think of a single child that should not read this book. It is fun, well-written, and perfectly illustrated for the story!

What’s This Book About Anyway?

The shark tooth fairy , Mrs. Chompers, is sick and asks the human tooth fairy, Mrs. Pearly White, if she can cover for Mrs. Chompers for the night. Mrs. Pearly White uses magic to turn into a mermaid so she can travel the ocean making sure all the little sharks of the ocean get their treat in exchange for their newly lost tooth.

Image from A Shark Tooth Fairy Tale by Erica Morgan

Where to Buy This Book:

Author Erica Morgan’s website!

Amazon

Mascot Books

Footnotes:

This book was provided to me by Mascot Books in exchange for my honest review.

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