Tuesday, September 8, 2015
What a Bragger!
Today I want to share with you a children's book called What a Bragger! It is by Lee Ann Mancini and illustrated by Dan Sharp.
About the book:
This book is the second in the Adventures of the Sea Kids series. Melissa Blowfish likes to brag that she can swim the fastest, climb the highest, and has the best of everything. Corey finds her crying in the sand box with her broken shovel, the only toy she had. They all chip in treasure coins for her birthday present. Melissa prays giving thanks to God for her friends and learns that true friendship is found in love.
Melissa Blowfish brags all the time that how fast she can swim and how she has all the best stuff. Corey finds out though that she is not telling the truth and feels sorry for her. Corey and the other fish join together for a special surprise for Melissa on her birthday.
This is a nice story with a good moral for young children. Bragging is something common to kids (and adults too!) so they will be able to relate to Melissa Blowfish...they probably either know someone like her or act like her themselves. I liked how Corey handled the bragger though and that the other fish did something nice for her.
I must say that I thought these ocean themed illustrations are just great! The cover is so inviting, and all of the full page, brightly colored illustrations are wonderful throughout the book. The characters and their expressions are so well done too. I think kids will really like these colorful pages as they listen to this story. The font is easy to read and a good size without distracting from the pictures.
I recommend this book for families with young children.
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Have a day of blessings!