Thursday, 10 November 2016

Quick Review: MUST READ Picture Book!

I just finished reading Madeline Finn and the Library Dog and wow what a beautiful book!  I loved both the illustrations and pictures and had to share a.s.a.p with you lovely readers!

Written and Illustrated by Lisa Papp
October 2016; 32 Pages
Peachtree Publishers
Genre: picture book, children's, learning to read

(I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS in exchange for an honest review.)


"Madeline Finn DOES NOT like to read. Not books. Not magazines. Not even the menu on the ice cream truck." 
 Madeline Finn does not like to read, but she does want the star that her teacher gives to students that read well.  She always gets the "keep trying" heart sticker.  She tries hard to study on her own but the words do not come to her.  Then one day at the library she is introduced to Bonnie the dog.  The Librarian asks Madeline Finn to please read to Bonnie to keep her company.  At first she is nervous but when she makes a mistake and Bonnie doesn't laugh but instead gives her full attention.  With Bonnie's help the words begin to fall into place and she can read! Will Madeline Finn be able to read out loud in class and finally get her star?

I loved the picture on the cover and the illustrations inside are breathtaking.  Most pages would make great postcard pictures.  The story is adorable but also perfect for parents of children who maybe cannot read.  I think the message is beautifully written and I hope that this books falls in the hands of other Madeline Finns.  

k (My Novelesque Life)

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