A self-proclaimed techie and foodie, Toinette a.k.a. Toi Thomas was born in Texas, but considers Virginia to be her home. As a young child growing up in Dallas, Toi had a strong interest in reading fiction and loved to watch movies. Even today, many of Toi’s friends come to her for the answers to movie trivia. While working with computers and cooking lavish meals have become reoccurring pastimes for the Virginia Beach teacher’s assistant, Toi has now decided to rekindle her romance with creative writing by authoring her first book; a passion she has decided to share with the world.
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Smashwords book reviews by Toi Thomas
- Butters Comes Home
on Aug. 17, 2016
This is a cute story kids will like and maybe even relate to a bit. In extremely subtle ways, mature readers will pick up on positive dealings with such issues as separation anxiety, body shaming, abandonment, adoption, and alternative family units. Kids, however, will simply enjoy experiencing Butters journey to find a new and loving home.
The illustration for this story is excellent, with a soft color pattern that evokes comfort as you read. Children will be drawn to the realistic drawings and bright colors, while adults will appreciate the details.
There were parts of the story I felt could have a bit more whimsy to them. There were a few exclamation points that seemed to be miss placed. While this seems to be an ideal bedtime story for young readers, I think they may need a bit of help reading this on their own (especially for those not yet in school).
Overall, I liked this story and would recommend it to young readers and their parents, especially if they like animals and rabbits.
I purchased this book as part of a crowdfunding campaign and am pleased with the outcome.