Monday, January 10, 2011
Book Review: G.W. Frog and the Circus Lion
G.W. Frog and the Circus Lion
By: George W. Everett
Published by: WestBow Press Date: 2010
Ages: 4-8 years
Rating: 4 stars (1-5)
Reviewed by: Kris Quinn Christopherson
Synopsis: Larry the Lion is distraught. His looks have changed over the years as he became an old lion. Losing his teeth was a big blow to his ego and inner courage. Along comes an unsuspected friend in the form of a very caring frog. With some other critters from Frog Holler, and some creative genius, he fixes up the old lion, restores his courage, and saves the day!
Overall thoughts: A bright and colorful book, it imparts a message for the readers. The good-natured animals are highly relatable to children and are able to portray kindness; however, I found it beneficial that the moral of the story is clearly stated at the end of the book. I would not want the message to go unnoticed by the younger readers. The addition of a ‘look and find’ of the critters in the story is a fun addition to the gentle story that children will certainly enjoy.
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