book review

  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
ISBN:  978-1-4497-0443-8
Price:  $16.95           
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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