Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Different Kind of Hero Children's book review

"A Different Kind of Hero"
by: Leah Beth Evans

The Rainforest is under attack. One monkey is determined to save it. His name is Tomagochi.

Spank loves storytime, we have re-read so many of his book, he has grown tired of them, so when we read A Different Kind of Hero, he was excited to see this new book to read. Even better? It was a story with a monkey in it! He has loved monkeys since he was a year old, so this book was perfect!

Here is my review of the book, with some of Spank's opinions mixed in! 

I thought it was a cute little story, and I liked the message in it. It was simple and I think for younger kids it is a good read. Spank has a short attention span, so sometimes its hard to get him to sit still long enough to finish the book. He sat through this whole story and wanted to read it again, so the length was perfect for those little ones who may not wanna sit for long.  The pictures were nice with bright colors that really popped, I think Chunk would enjoy the actual paper version for the colors and pictures. I liked how the story makes children think about themselves and would be a great opening to discussion about what makes them so special. 
The only negative thing I would have to say would be the violence with the monkeys in the rainforest at the end, but I don't think that many kids would be bothered by it. Spank wasn't, his only comment was that the monkeys were hurting them, and we aren't supposed to bite people! Which was a good opportunity to have a couple of discussions. 
Overall, this book was great for younger kids. I am not sure how the older ones would feel about it, but mine sure liked it. 

Would you like to buy a copy for your little ones, or a gift for a little one you know?  You can at any of the links below.

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Price: $14.95
ISBN: 9780979504525
Pages: 40

Here is a little info about the author.

Leah Beth Evans was inspired to write her story as a 4th grade student after studying about the rainforest. She continues to enjoy writing stories and poetry. However, her story A Different Kind of Hero has always been one of her favorites.

Colleen, a lifelong resident Throop, PA, earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. Since that time, she has worked part-time as a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations, and book covers. Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries. 

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1 comment:

  1. Being a fan of monkeys, I'm glad that Spank enjoyed getting to know Tomagochi. And, Jess, thanks for pointing out that the story is an appropriate length for younger children who may be too fidgety to sit still for too long.


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