Saturday, March 3, 2018

Book Review: 'I LOVE MY DAD' by Shelley Admont

Shelley Admont is a successful mom and a successful creator of children's books that are for both entertainment and lessons for behavior for children. In this book she has wisely engaged illustrators Sonal Goyal and Sumit Sakhuja who provide wonderful images for Admont's story.

We're back with the bunnies - Jimmy and his brothers are riding bicycles while their father reads in the backyard. Jimmy rides a tricycle and can't keep up with his older brothers on bikes. Jimmy feels it is unfair not to have a 2-wheeler but his brothers tease him and tell him he is too small. Jimmy tries but falls off the bike into the mud and his brothers laugh, making Jimmy run home crying. His father inquires about the problem and his father decides to change Jimmy's mood by making him laugh by tickling him. Success and Jimmy's father says after a bath he'll teach him to ride a 2-wheeler tomorrow. The next morning - a bit too early - Jimmy is ready to learn so he awakens his father and they dress and go out to the 2-wheeler. Jimmy's father removes the training wheels, gives Jimmy a helmet, and stays close by while Jimmy slowly learns how to ride on his own. And guess who wins the next brothers' riding race....

Nice story, nice illustrations, nice lessons. Just what we have learned to expect from Shelley Admont. Grady Harp, May 15

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