Bouncing with nearly tongue-tying alliteration, Franny the Fearless Firefly warms the too-fearless to sometimes take caution, lest they find themselves in more trouble than they care for. It is pure luck that keeps Franny from finding herself in the stomach of a finch, a fish or a frog. Accompanied by colorful illustrations and bonus material in the back (glossary and firefly facts), this book may please your preschooler.
3 Stars – Alliterative f-word fun for the fidgety four-year-old. (No, not that “f-word.”)
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Illustrated by Sarah-Leigh Wills
The residents of the old oak tree are worried about Owl. His answers to their questions aren’t making any sense. Then they realize that they’ve been keeping the owl from sleeping during the day. He’s overtired and confused.
In the form of a musical rhyme, the story teaches the value of getting enough sleep and how important it can be to keeping the mind fit as well as the body.
4 Stars – A valuable lesson in a memorable rhyme.
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Illustrated by Stephen Adams
Before Max was born, Bear was waiting to be loved. Half blanket, half stuffed animal, Bear is a quiet, soft, cuddly friend who is often overlooked for other toys that make noise or have twinkling lights. But one night, when Max is upset and almost inconsolable, Bear comes to the rescue.
Sweetly drawn illustrations accompany a story that could be informative to parents as well as tell the story of the soft, cuddly toy. Sometimes, one needs a little quiet and a soft touch to cure the grumps.
Available in paperback and hardcover on Amazon.com