Friday, November 18, 2016
Written & Illustrated by: David Gordon
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: May 17th, 2016
Ages: 4 & up
Rating: 4 Owlets - We Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Simon & Schuster | Amazon | B&N
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A copy of this book was provided from the publisher in exchange for my honest review
Just because you’re extremely cute, doesn’t mean you can’t operate a bulldozer! From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a fun, funny, and whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who’s boss!
Karen and the other extremely cute animals just want to build sand castles. But the terribly mean bullies Skyler, Mike, and Trent keep knocking them down! So Karen and her friends get another idea. They’ll build something the bullies can’t knock down, something even bigger and better than a sand castle...
It’s a good thing being excessively cute doesn’t prevent you from operating heavy machinery!
Warning, this book contains some EXTREMELY CUTE ANIMALS, heavy machinery, and friends who stand up for each other, and don't let bullies get in the way of their fun. With fun, brightly colored illustrations, and some EXTREMELY CUTE ANIMALS, Gordon's story about friendship, and over coming bullying is one that readers of all ages will enjoy.
Karen and her friends just want to have fun. Leave it up to some local bullies to ruin all that. Every time they build a sand castle, the bullies knock it over. No matter how many times the bullies try and ruin their fun, the friends stick together, and make a new one. Until they get one gigantic, incredibly fun idea. This idea is one that is welcoming to anyone and everyone who wants to play together nicely and have fun!
Good friends, a lot of fun, and some creativity go a long way. Gordon's story telling will inspire readers to always believe in themselves, not give up, and that no matter what, be nicer to others, even when they're not always nice to you. This is definitely one really cute picture book we'd recommend picking up. You've been warned, you may fall in love with some extremely cute animals who know how to operate heavy machinery, stand up for their friends, and have fun.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen
Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~