Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Book Review: 'Bentley The Bunny' by Jamie Bachelis (Illustrated by Camy De Mario)

Author Jamie Bachelis and illustrator Camy De Mario have teamed to create a new series of children's book - the BENTLEY THE BUNNY series and this new edition continues to indicate that they have a very promising future. Though all of this pair’s books are sensitive and deal with issues many others fail to approach, this very beautifully written and designed book confronts a universal problem for children (and some adults!) and in doing so provides not only entertainment as reading but a very fine way of confronting fear.

As the synopsis so tersely states, ‘Most children don't want to take the time to clean up their messes. When things are not put away, they become frustrated because they have to take the time to find them. "Bentley's Messy Room" teaches young children that if they take a moment to put things away each time, those things will always be in that place. This creates pride in their accomplishments and takes away frustration later on.’

What a fine way to bring to the discussion table a serious fear and offer options of thought. This is yet another very fine book from Jamie and Camy. Grady Harp, October 15

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