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Emily Bean and the Flying Machine by Geneviève McLaughlin, Illustrated by Mykhail Ridkous

About Book

Emily Bean is a girl who uses the power of her imagination and excitement for science to build a rocket with the help of her trusty teddy Theodore and her cat. Join her on this epic adventure into space and maybe you’ll be ready to make your very own rocket too!

Emily Bean has a strong imagination. She decides to take her teddy bear and cat with her to the other planets in our cosmos and proceeds to build a rocket. She draws out her plans, and her mother assists her in cutting out the cardboard pieces for the rocket.

The narrative by Geneviève McLaughlin is winsomely written in a kid-friendly tone. Having an engaging, curious imagination is something that all youngsters can relate to.

Mykhail Ridkous, the illustrator, did an amazing job creating images that children will like and connect to their lives. They’re vibrant, vivid, and playful.

Emily Bean and the Flying Machine is adorable and is now one of my favorite books. My granddaughter, who is just under two years old, loves it as well. She decided she wanted to make a rocket like Emily. (She made a blanket fort instead because a rocket was a little too ambitious for her.) This delightful story spurred her imagination and creativity, which I appreciated.

A charming story aimed at youngsters aged 3 to 8, Emily Bean and the Flying Machine could easily be read to and understood by younger children. Furthermore, older children will find it easy to read themselves and will appreciate the story.

Thank you to Reedsy Discovery and author, Geneviève McLaughlin, for providing me with a copy of Emily Bean and the Flying Machine. I have provided an unbiased review.

Dumplings Mean Family by Jennifer Shaw an iRead Book Tour Spotlight Presentation with GiveAway

I realize this is a duplicate post, but I accidentally published it before the due date. I chose to re-post it on the correct date because this is such an important topic and the story is so endearing. Enjoy!!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Dumplings Mean Family by Jennifer Shaw
Category:  Children’s Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  This Side Up LLC
Release Date: May 2021
Tour dates: November 15 to November 30
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

​Telly Award-winning artist Jennifer Shaw’s new children’s book, “Dumplings Mean Family,” is told from her son Ethan’s perspective as he shares what it was like to join their family after his adoption.

“When Ethan and his siblings are adopted from China to the United States, everything seems so strange and different. Their new American family doesn’t even know how to make Chinese food! The children are worried. Will they ever get to eat their favorite meals again? For Ethan’s family, embracing two cultures means learning to fold and pinch their way to dumplings that taste like home.”

Truly a family project, Jennifer’s oldest daughter, Rinnah, served as illustrator for this heartwarming book celebrating the truth that families can be strong and united when they commit to loving each other for who they truly are. As Ethan says, “We may be different in some ways, but we are one family!”

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Meet the Author:

Jennifer Shaw is a Telly Award-winning singer/songwriter, author, speaker, and five-time Top 40 Billboard artist. Her work has been featured by Focus on the Family, Insight for Living, Family Life Today, Compassion International, Autism Speaks, and many more. Her book, “Life Not Typical: How Special Needs Parenting Changed My Faith and My Song,” has brought national attention to the issue of Sensory Processing Disorder. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, six busy kids, and two crazy dogs.

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Tour Schedule:

Nov 15 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight/giveaway
Nov 15 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight/author interview/giveaway
Nov 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight/guest post/spotlight
Nov 17 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Nov 18 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Nov 18 –
 Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Nov 19 – Triquetra Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 22 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight
Nov 23 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight/author interview/giveaway
Nov 23 –
 Captive Dreams Window – book spotlight/giveaway
Nov 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Nov 24 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Nov 26 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight/author interview/giveaway
Nov 26 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight/giveaway
Nov 29 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight/giveaway
Nov 30 – Literary Flits – book spotlight/giveaway

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Dumplings Mean Family by Jennifer Shaw an iRead Book Tour Spotlight Presentation with GiveAway

Book Details:

Book Title:  Dumplings Mean Family by Jennifer Shaw
Category:  Children’s Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher:  This Side Up LLC
Release Date: May 2021
Tour dates: November 15 to November 30
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

​Telly Award-winning artist Jennifer Shaw’s new children’s book, “Dumplings Mean Family,” is told from her son Ethan’s perspective as he shares what it was like to join their family after his adoption.

“When Ethan and his siblings are adopted from China to the United States, everything seems so strange and different. Their new American family doesn’t even know how to make Chinese food! The children are worried. Will they ever get to eat their favorite meals again? For Ethan’s family, embracing two cultures means learning to fold and pinch their way to dumplings that taste like home.”

Truly a family project, Jennifer’s oldest daughter, Rinnah, served as illustrator for this heartwarming book celebrating the truth that families can be strong and united when they commit to loving each other for who they truly are. As Ethan says, “We may be different in some ways, but we are one family!”

BUY THE BOOK:

Dumplings Mean Family
Amazon

The Shaws

Meet the Author:

Jennifer Shaw is a Telly Award-winning singer/songwriter, author, speaker, and five-time Top 40 Billboard artist. Her work has been featured by Focus on the Family, Insight for Living, Family Life Today, Compassion International, Autism Speaks, and many more. Her book, “Life Not Typical: How Special Needs Parenting Changed My Faith and My Song,” has brought national attention to the issue of Sensory Processing Disorder. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, six busy kids, and two crazy dogs.

connect with the author:

website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ Instagram

Tour Schedule:

Nov 15 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight/giveaway
Nov 15 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight/author interview/giveaway
Nov 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight/guest post/spotlight
Nov 17 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Nov 18 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Nov 18 –
 Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Nov 19 – Triquetra Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 22 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight
Nov 23 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight/author interview/giveaway
Nov 23 –
 Captive Dreams Window – book spotlight/giveaway
Nov 24 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Nov 24 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight/guest post/giveaway
Nov 26 – Pick a Good Book – book spotlight/author interview/giveaway
Nov 26 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight/giveaway
Nov 29 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight/giveaway
Nov 30 – Literary Flits – book spotlight/giveaway

Enter the Giveaway

Enter DUMPLINGS MEAN FAMILY Book Tour Giveaway here

Enter DUMPLINGS MEAN FAMILY Book Tour Giveaway

Enter here to win DUMPLINGS MEAN FAMILY signed by the author (one winner/USA only)

The Happy Crab by Layla and Kevin Palmer, Illustrated by Guy Wolek 

About the Book

Happy is an adventurous little crab whose world is suddenly turned upside down (literally!) when a mama and her son discover his large, unbroken shell while on vacation at the beach. After deciding to keep the shell as a souvenir, the boy unexpectedly feels the crab move inside and is suddenly faced with a decision: take him home or let him go. His compassion for the crab and thoughtful decision to release him gently reminds readers of the importance of selflessness and highlights how our environment, relationships, and experiences contribute greatly to our happiness.
 
The Happy Crab is based on a true story experienced by Kevin, Layla, and their son, Steevenson, and you can see a video of the actual shell and crab at TheLetteredCottage.net/TheHappyCrab.

A little crab experiences all kinds of escapades and exciting undertakings in The Happy Crab by Layla and Kevin Palmer. (Illustrated by Guy Wolek.)

The small crab adores his pals and enjoys discovering and experiencing first-hand incredible travels all around the world. He travels to Haiti on the back of a whale, sails to Florida and engages in a variety of other spectacular and thrilling ventures.

The Happy Crab is a picture book with large, exaggerated drawings of sea creatures. The graphics are striking and fanciful, adding to the attractiveness of the book for children.

My small granddaughter loved the book and pretended she was riding the whale’s back with the crab, too.

The story’s theme of helping others and doing the right thing appealed to me. These are great lessons for kids.

The battle between what the young boy wished and what was best was particularly touching. We loved it when the small child gave the crab the name Happy. (It was also a hit with the crab!!)

The recommended reading age range is 3–8 years old. However, my granddaughter, who is under the age of two, loved it.

I received this book from Bethany House. My review is voluntary, and all opinions are my own.

Do They All Sleep?: A Children’s Picture Book, Bedtime Stories by Srividhya Lakshmanan (Author),  Akansha Krishnan (Illustrator)

About the Book

Whether you laze, doze, snuggle, cuddle, nap or kip, you need to rest for a bit, but do animals ever sleep?

Time to jump into the ocean, sneak in some burrows, run through the savannah, roll down the hill, and find out how they sleep. ‘Do they all sleep?’ is a colorful picture book that can help your toddler learn how and where animals sleep through some fun little rhymes. In the end, let your toddler tell about their favorite way to sleep.

Grab this book now and watch your little one’s fun journey to a peaceful sleep every single night.

Rated 5 Stars by Readers’ Favorite – Do They All Sleep?, is a clever and charming book about the different sleeping patterns of many diverse animals and creatures of the sea. This is a wonderful interactive book, creative and educational as well as fun to read.

Do They All Sleep? is an adorable bedtime book for children written by Srividhya Lakshmanan and illustrated by Akansha Krishnan. The book will appeal to both adults and children, and it will assist in the formation of an endearing, pleasant sleeping habit.

The illustrations are vibrant and vivid, richly exemplifying each animal’s natural habitat and drawing kids swiftly into the narrative.

The sleeping patterns of each animal, bird, and fish are described. The animal’s calling naps by their home tongue’s name demonstrates differences in language.

Questions for the youngster to answer are sprinkled throughout the book, further immersing them in the story. The questions encourage a child to think about his or her own sleeping habits.

I appreciate how each animal’s story is brief and to the point, making it ideal for young children and beginning readers. The fonts for the little kid and the animal are different, making it easy to tell who is speaking.

Lakshmanan writes enchanting, entertaining and educational stories for children and Do They All Sleep? is no exception.

Written in repetitive, nursery rhyme format, which is perfect for little ones, Do They Sleep? is a perfect bedtime story.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook 2 for Kids by Skye Wade

About the Book

This is the second book in the series, and we are just as proud of it as we were of the first. If you don’t have the first one, don’t worry, you can still make any of the delicious recipes in this book!

By following a few simple steps, you will create mouth-watering treats without needing any special skills, equipment, or ingredients.

The recipes have been tested by many people. We’ve chosen the best ones.

  • Recipes that have received the highest ratings.
  • Meticulously tested and proven.
  • Only popular and very tasty dishes.
  • The dishes are varied, taken from different cuisines. Sweet and savory, festive, and healthy, vegan and even meat. You’ll find both familiar classics and exotic new recipes. Most of them are sweet and sure to please children.
  • Different baking techniques are used to teach and develop your child’s key kitchen skills.

Simple, but not primitive.

  • Easy to make. Recipes are broken down into 3 categories of difficulty, but even the most difficult ones are manageable for a child.
  • Most recipes require 3 to 10 ingredients.
  • Don’t require gourmet ingredients. Chances are you already have everything you need, or you can find it at the nearest supermarket, regardless of the country you live in. In addition, there are substitution options for many of the ingredients.
  • Most recipes require only the most basic cooking utensils. And even for those, there are substitution options: no microwave — make a water bath; no mixer — use a whisk.

Not just recipes. The book will teach your kids the basics of baking.

  • It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3. Your child will not be confused. The book contains illustrated instructions on every necessary step: from washing their hands before they start to cleaning up after themselves afterward.
  • A clearly illustrated safety manual that your child won’t skip. It’s clear and simple enough to grasp after one read-through.
  • The book introduces key baking terminology in a simple, visual way. It’s better to show with a picture what “knead” or “grease” means than to explain in words.
  • Not only can a child cook the chosen dish easily, he or she will find an interesting fact about it at the end of the recipe.

This book can serve you for a lifetime!

  • Even a 4-year-old child can understand the book, because it illustrates in detail absolutely every action, ingredients, and even tools. Children will love the fun illustration style and the cute, friendly kitten character.
  • Simple, short, but comprehensive comments on the steps will be easily understood by an older child.
  • Even adults will enjoy using this book. The recipes here are versatile, and the information is instantly readable.
  • These recipes aren’t just for once. They are suitable for many different situations, from Christmas or birthdays to an everyday breakfast or picnic. You’ll want to cook them again and again!

The book is very easy to navigate.

  • The ingredient quantities are given in both metric and imperial systems at a glance.
  • It has the Cooking Time Index and the Occasion Index.
  • Steps which might require adult supervision are marked with a special red icon.
  • Each recipe has a notes page where you can rate the recipe, make adjustments, and write in personalized options.

This large, bright, and beautiful 245-page book makes a great gift. There is a bonus coloring page included absolutely free for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Pick up your copy today and get your kids excited about baking!

The Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook 2 for Kids by Skye Wade is as helpful and cute as the Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook 1 for Kids.

Book two is wonderful for youngsters and adults alike since it includes an assortment of attractive, colorful drawings and graphics that demonstrates safety features, supplies, equipment, recipe procedures and the final product.

Cookies, cakes, muffins, pastries and loaves of bread, along with salty and savory nibbles, are among the dishes included. For the various formulations, there are also useful units with replacements and experiments. In addition, there are fascinating little pieces of information about ingredients in the recipes.

The adorable kitty is back, and the directions for sauces and the coloring page at the conclusion of the cookbook are guaranteed to enchant and please young readers.

Near the end, you’ll find measurement conversions that will come in handy.

Little bit was able to assist in the preparation of a pizza by placing toppings on top of the crust once the crust was ready. She now enjoys pizza so much that she requests it virtually every day!

I had a great deal of fun looking through the recipes and choosing ones that were appropriate for my little one. We both enjoy preparing meals together.

I received the Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook 2 for Kids from BookSirens. However, I was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

LULU the Tiger Loves Ice Cream: A Children’s Book about Self-Esteem, Cooking, Sharing and Social Skills (Cooking Adventures) by Ann Lee  

About the Book

Lulu the Tiger is invited to Hal Hippo’s pool party and is asked to bring her favorite dessert. Lulu has fun making her favorite ice cream. She makes chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavors. What desserts will her friends bring to the party and will they share her love for ice cream?

Read this fun, yummy tale about friendship, following directions, and sharing. Since it’s written in rhyme, it serves as the perfect circle time, story time, or bedtime text. And remember – even if you’re left without a scoop of ice, there will always be a friend or two who will gladly share their ice cream with you!

LULU the Tiger Loves Ice Cream is one of five children’s learning books in a series by Ann Lee. Lulu the Tiger has numerous experiences and teaches essential lessons about friendship, life, and education along the way. All of the stories are well-written and entertaining for kids. Lulu is invited to a pool party in this story, and she brings her favorite dessert, ice cream, with her.

Lulu has a number of other animal companions with whom she enjoys playing. At the pool party, they all have an exciting time. When Lulu drops an ice cream cone, they learn about sharing.

The book is written in rhyme, which attracts children’s attention. The images are cute and appealing to young ones.

At the end of the book, the author gives a simple ice cream recipe as well as coloring pages.

My granddaughter has quickly become a fan of the Lulu stories, and she begs that they be read to her every day!

Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook 1 for Kids by Skye Wade

About the Book

We created this book for children, but we recommend it for adults as well. It’s for those who don’t like to read boring bricks of text but prefer to get right down to business, learning skills as they go. You won’t find a book easier to use than this one.

Not only does it have illustrated recipes for delicious dishes with concise, detailed descriptions, but it also has important information about the basics of baking that we’ve simplified and illustrated.

The recipes have been tested by many people. We’ve chosen the best ones.

  • Recipes that have received the highest ratings.
  • Meticulously tested and proven.
  • Only popular and very tasty dishes.
  • The dishes are varied, taken from different cuisines. Sweet and savory, festive, and healthy, vegan and even meat. You’ll find both familiar classics and exotic new recipes. Most of them are sweet and sure to please children.
  • Different baking techniques are used to teach and develop your child’s key kitchen skills.

Simple, but not primitive.

  • Easy to make. Recipes are broken down into 3 categories of difficulty, but even the most difficult ones are manageable for a child.
  • Most recipes require 3 to 10 ingredients.
  • Don’t require gourmet ingredients. Chances are you already have everything you need, or you can find it at the nearest supermarket, regardless of the country you live in. In addition, there are substitution options for many of the ingredients.
  • Most recipes require only the most basic cooking utensils. And even for those, there are substitution options: no microwave — make a water bath; no mixer — use a whisk.

Not just recipes. The book will teach your kids the basics of baking.

  • It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3. Your child will not be confused. The book contains illustrated instructions on every necessary step: from washing their hands before they start to cleaning up after themselves afterward.
  • A clearly illustrated safety manual that your child won’t skip. It’s clear and simple enough to grasp after one read-through.
  • The book introduces key baking terminology in a simple, visual way. It’s better to show with a picture what “knead” or “grease” means than to explain in words.
  • Not only can a child cook the chosen dish easily, he or she will find an interesting fact about it at the end of the recipe.

This book can serve you for a lifetime!

  • Even a 4-year-old child can understand the book, because it illustrates in detail absolutely every action, ingredients, and even tools. Children will love the fun illustration style and the cute, friendly kitten character.
  • Simple, short, but comprehensive comments on the steps will be easily understood by an older child.
  • Even adults will enjoy using this book. The recipes here are versatile, and the information is instantly readable.
  • These recipes aren’t just for once. They are suitable for many different situations, from Christmas or birthdays to an everyday breakfast or picnic. You’ll want to cook them again and again!

The book is very easy to navigate.

  • The ingredient quantities are given in both metric and imperial systems at a glance.
  • It has the Cooking Time Index and the Occasion Index.
  • Steps which might require adult supervision are marked with a special red icon.
  • Each recipe has a notes page where you can rate the recipe, make adjustments, and write in personalized options.

This large, bright, and beautiful 245-page book makes a great gift. There is a bonus coloring page included absolutely free for kids of all ages to enjoy.

What a fantastic children’s baking cookbook! According to the author, using as few words as possible is intentional. I’m aware that small children, such as those targeted by the book, grow frustrated when there are a lot of words but little action or imagery.

 “This book belongs to Chef  ________________,” states one of the first pages, which will delight children.

The cookbook is separated into parts that provide clear and concise directions and recipes, such as baking basics/safety standards, baking basics/baking language, etc.

There are colorful illustrations of supplies, finished products and difficulty level ratings. The drawings feature an enchanting kitty executing the duties in a basic, yet precise, manner. The kitten will appeal to both youngsters and adults, and it will foster the children’s imagination.

A lovely coloring page picturing the kitten decorating a three-layer cake surrounded by sweets is included at the end of the book.

My 19-month-old granddaughter and I tried out the first and simple dish, a three-ingredient cookie recipe. Naturally, she needed a lot of hands-on guidance. She was, however, eager to help and able to mash the bananas and mix in the premeasured oats. The images were appealing to her. Nonetheless, this is a book that I would recommend for children aged four and up.

I received the Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook 1 for Kids from BookSirens. However, I was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

The Adventures of Bentley Hippo: Inspiring Children to Accept Each Other by Argyro Graphy

About the Book

Bentley is about to board a rocket for the trip of a lifetime.

His friends however are not allowed to join him as they are “different” Inspiring Children to Accept Each Other teaches children about diversity and inclusion.

Children, and adults alike, should:

  • celebrate individuality
  • embrace our differences
  • accept one’s abilities and not focus on their disabilities
  • recognize and respect diversity and
  • promote inclusivity

Too short, too tall, curly hair, no hair, dark skin light skin, walking or wheeling, children will see themselves through the diverse characters known to Bentley as ‘his friends’.

A great conversation starter for parents, teachers, and educators, Inspiring Children to Accept Each Other reinforces the importance of being different, and that we all matter and we all belong.

Children’s favorite kindness advocate, Bentley, is faced with a decision to follow his dream or stand by his friends.

A great gift for any child that may wonder why they are different, why they are excluded, or perhaps question their self-worth.

Recommend by psychologists as a wonderful resource to share with children with special needs reinforcing their belief that they are just as important as anyone else and that we all must celebrate our abilities and not focus on our disabilities.

Argyro Graphy’s final installment in the Inspiring Children’s Series, featuring Bentley Hippo, expresses the need for everyone to accept each other regardless of their differences or disabilities.

Bentley’s friends planned a wonderful surprise for him as a way to say thank you for all his help. The friends were all very excited and hoping to share in Bentley’s surprise, but a uniformed man was rude to everyone.

Each main character has a difficulty to face. Bentley the Hippo is vision impaired; Toby the Elephant has diabetes and kidney issues; Jaxon the Monkey has ADHD; Marty the Lion has alopecia and Daisy the giraffe has autism and impaired hearing. Along the way, in earlier books, these friends have encountered other children with disabilities such as cancer.

The author has done a skillful job of conveying how words and tones can harm and hurt one’s feelings. I like how Bentley sticks up for his friends. However, I felt his tone was a little too assertive, especially if he is a child. Granted, the adult he was talking to was very rude, and Bentley was much kinder.

In the end, Bentley taught someone an important message on kindness and acceptance.

The final book of this series is, like all the others, a helpful tool for teaching children valuable lessons. The illustrations are rich and vibrant, created in a pleasing, eye-catching way that is sure to keep children engrossed and drawn into the story.

I received The Adventures of Bentley Hippo: Inspiring Children to Accept Each Other from BookSirens. However, I was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

The Adventures of Bentley Hippo: Inspiring Children to be Patient, by Argyro Graphy

About Book

A loud knock at the front door has Bentley startled.  Who could it be?

An excited Jaxon, rambles on not making any sense.  Racing ahead pointing in the distance, Bentley follows this silly monkey.  A large crowd has gathered making it impossible for Jaxon to see what the fuss is all about.

Sprinting to the front of the line, Jaxon is stopped and directed to the back of the line by the ticket agent.  Frustrated, Jaxon looks around, waiting for the right moment.  Determined, he makes a mad dash. 

Inspiring Children to be Patient teaches:

the importance of waiting your turn

understanding the meaning of being patient

identifying ways to stay calm

respecting others around


Bentley has his hands full with this hyperactive monkey.  The illustrations and expressions will have you giggling in this entertaining and educational story.  

The fourth in the Inspiring Children Series, this makes a wonderful gift for any occasion, and a great addition to classrooms, libraries and daycare facilities.

My Review

The Adventures of Bentley Hippo, Inspiring Children Series, by Argyro Graphy, is an impressive series of stories for children. The newest addition is no less impressive.

Bentley’s friend, Jaxon, a monkey, comes to Bentley’s house one morning so excited Bentley can’t understand him. As Bentley follows his friend, there are many slip-ups in Jaxon’s behavior. Jaxon causes mishaps such as making everyone’s ice cream fall on the ground. Jaxson gets in trouble because he can’t stand still. Bentley figures out Jaxon is a very impatient monkey.

After recognizing and understanding the problem, Bentley helps Jaxon figure out how to stay calm. Jaxon and Bentley’s other friends, Daisy, the giraffe, Toby, the elephant, and Marty, the lion, also help Jaxon.

Graphy’s story will explain to children and help them understand how their disturbing and distressing overexuberance and impatience impact and affect everyone around them, including themselves.

The illustrations, by Michael Reyes, are striking and vibrantly portrayed. The appealing pictures are eye-catching and attention-grabbing with their rich, intense colors, which are sure to appeal to young kids.

The author aptly shows youngsters how to accept others for whom they are, in addition to helping them without unkind criticism, bullying or judgment. The Bentley Hippo stories are effective means of conveying these lessons to children.

I received The Adventures of Bentley Hippo: Inspiring Children to be Patient from Book Sirens. However, I was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.