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on Feb. 09, 2013 :
A pleasant little read, reminding younger readers not to judge good or bad based on first impressions.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Dec. 09, 2012 :
I read this book a few weeks ago and have had a wrist injury since, which has hindered my typing and my brain function.
I really enjoyed what this story’s overall message was- don’t judge someone by how they look. Or, I guess today we would say it was a book on anti-bullying and the good and bad things that can and will happen to people (or in this story, animals) who don’t care for one another the way we should. The overall message is love one another. The “golden rule” has dominated again. I am not complaining though, Today we need as many books about bullying as we can get until its second nature to be a giving non-judgemental person.
For me, though I did find this book interesting and even cute at times, it was just too long. It had too many characters that were less than secondary and were unnecessary, making it hard for even the oldest of the kids (me) to remain interested. At times I felt like I had read the same story several times with the only difference being a few names. I would suggest that this author keeps it simple when writing books on a topic that is already becoming over saturated for the age range this book would be suited to.
The added education about animals and their predators was interesting but added to the monotony and therefore the length of this story. However, I would give this story an overall 4 out of 5 stars because it was educational, it taught life lessons, and in general it was a good read. It also used animals instead of people as the characters which for many children, including one of my own, is better than reading about people as empathising with an animal that you naturally love is simpler than with a stranger.
My full review will be available on my websites http://rogue-reviews.com and http://hidethematches.com
I will also be posting a copy of the above review to GoodReads.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
Margaret (Literary Chanteuse)
on Nov. 10, 2012 :
An extremely adventurous story about a groundhog and a gosling that will have you glued to each page. Just when you think the adventure is coming to an end the courageous duo find themselves in yet another dangerous predicament and manage to come through with learning a few lessons along the way. My daughter age 7 who I refer to often as the kinder critic read this story to me and gives it a 5 star rating. A few challenging words for those advanced readers and a little longer than I had originally expected I give it 4 stars. Either way definitely a great story with a good moral lesson.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)