Friday, June 30, 2017

3 Children's book reviews by Dan Alatorre

Love how all three of us were by a child as she told a story to her father who captured it all in the books.

The Princess and the Dolphin by Dan Alatorre
Cute children's colorful story about a princess that has a favorite stuffed baby dolphin called Hope. 
She dreams all night long and woke up happy.
The dolphin gets lost one day and the child is sad. Her parents help her find the castle.
Story takes you to the places they try to find the dolphin. Pages how you where the King and Queen search for the baby dolphin.
Love the end where the author gives you other directions to keep the book interested: colors, animals in bed, search and find, coloring pages are available at website.
Q&A also for young and older children. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end along with a summary of the books.
Love how the story came about and how it was produced.
Author bios and illustrator bio are included.
Received this review copy from the author and this is my honest review.

Laguna The Lonely Mermaid by Dan Alatorre
Coloful children's story. The mermaid is sad and lonely. She watches a boat capsize in the water and all the pirates go in the water.
The dolphins help them to make it to an island.
Sea creatures help the pirates and Laguna makes new friends.
Love how the story came about and suggestions on how you can use it for educational purposes also. Great for older children also.
Author bios and Illustrator bio are included. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end with summaries of what the books are about.
Q&A is included to get the child to think how things could be different.  Added bonus material at the website.
Received this review copy from the author and this is my honest review.

The Adventures Of Pinchy Crab and Ramon D'Escargot by Dan Alatorre
Have read other works by this author and really appreciate the time and devotion with this book.
Colorful children's book about Savvy and her adventures at the seashore. The family visits one day and she makes friends with the treasures of the sea.
After they leave for the day the parents realize she's brought the snails home and they stop to let them out near the sand. Surprises along the way and the outcome.
What I really like about this book as I've lived on an island my whole life is the suggestions about how the parents can use this book: numbers, colors, science experiments (what could they use to float Ramon home).
Not only for very young children but older ones as well. Q&A at the end to get kids to think about what they've read that influence their daily life of having friends around.
List of other works by the author and a summary of each. Linkable coloring pages and more available. Author and illustrator

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