Book Reviews: Edition 22 focuses on The Whirlpool of my Emotions, If I Were a Tree, and Robot and Sasquatch.
The Whirlpool of my Emotions
The Whirlpool of my Emotions is written by Chloe Galmes. Overall, this was a very cute story and a great way to explain emotions to children. However, I had a couple of issues with it. First, she really only covered mad and upset, and second, kids generally don’t know the meaning of the word ‘tempest’. Because of that, tempest isn’t the best word to explain being upset to a child. This book gets 3/5 stars from me, although I think I like the idea of the book more than the reality of it.
If I Were a Tree
If I Were a Tree was written by Daniel Colamartino. Overall, this was a very cute story. I didn’t get it, but I don’t think I needed to. It was a story about creative thinking and imagining what it would like to be a tree. It was well written, and other than one awkward wording, everything flowed really well. This book gets 4/5 stars from me.
Robot and Sasquatch
Robot and Sasquach is written and illustrated by Charlie D. Dinosaur. Of the three books I read for this edition, this one was my favorite. There was however, one small issue with this book. On the first page, the author repeats the word ‘big’ six times in a row. It works for the first three or four times, but some variety would have improved the remainder of the lines on that page.
Aside from the repetition on the first page, this story is well thought out and teaches a great lesson. It’s told from the perspective of Fixie the robot that keeps trying to fix their friend’s sadness only to find that they can’t. All they can do is be a friend.
This book gets 4.5/5 stars from me.
Conclusion and Recommendations
Based on my Book Reviews: Edition 22, I recommend both Robot and Sasquatch and If I Were a Tree.
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