Book 1: One day, young Jake and Amy hear strange noises in the woods behind their house and they go to investigate. What they find is a magical and wonderful surprise in the form of talking animals and special creatures known as “Tukies”. They make new friends and learn a very valuable lesson about wandering off when they shouldn’t. Absolutely wonderful, lively illustrations and an engaging text with fun pictures, lovable creatures, and a strong message for children re-enforcing them to be careful and not to get lost. A charming tale sure to delight and entertain!
Book 2: My daughter is positively in love with the Tukies and these stories! We read one a night, and although the 5 stories are part of a larger book, the length of each shorter story is just right, and they each have their own distinct “lesson” or theme. This one is called “I Can Do It” and it teaches the young Beaver, Cody, who is growing frustrated that he can’t build a solid dam. With the help of the Tukies and him not giving up and trying new ways, he is able to succeed. A great, happy message that is fun to read and teaches important life lessons. Wonderful!
Book 3: We all really enjoy these Tukie Tales as they are very easy to read, engaging, and fast-paced to keep your child’s attention. They are positive, strong values wrapped up in creative and magical fun. This one, “Team Work is Best” really drives home the importance of working together for a common goal, as well and being aware of fire danger (important!) A win-win for child and parent, and stories that encourage children to actually think and learn something useful. Highly recommend – you won’t be disappointed!
Book 4: "Tukie Tales- Helping is Fun” by Debbie Burns and Patty Cockrell is such a fun, sweet story with an important plot (gasp!) and is quite easy to read for older children, but the real younger ones might need some help. The wonderful illustrations really bring the scenes to life, and the messages in these adventurous stories will not be lost on the young ones, even if they just seem like cute, fun stories about magical forest creatures and talking animals. A wonderful book with delightful stories. Hope there will be many more books like this with the Tukies as I can see them being wildly popular.
Book 5: My daughter has already read this book three times. It is definitely one of those books that is as entertaining for the adults as it is for the children. The illustrations add a great accent and life to the story, but while some children’s books absolutely must rely on the pictures to keep the child’s attention, “Tukie Tales: A New Beginning for a Better Tomorrow” does not. Each of the individual stories are captivating and heart-warming, each with their own special message for the readers. “Kindness Counts” shows how doing good things for people (or animals) can come back to you in a great way, even if you don’t expect it. Highly recommended for children ages 4-9, and all children at heart.
(reviewed the day of purchase)