Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Children's Book Review: The Boy Who Wouldn't Read by Denise Walter McConduit, David Harrington

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Pelican Publishing, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it 

  The Boy Who Wouldn't Read cover

And now for a great kids book, from a local NOLA author!

A world without words- oh my!

In this captivating and hilarious illustrated poem, young readers will meet Robbie, who doesn't like to read. When a sorcerer removes the words from everything around Robbie, complete chaos ensues. The boy soon learns that life without reading is nothing to wish for!

If you've got a reluctant reader, this might be the book to make them think about how much they need to read in everyday life! Miss Grace has always known how to read more than she lets on, so I thought this book might intrigue her and it did! She was captivated after reading the book at finding out how many words she has in her daily life! This book is a great conversation starter and one that is perfect for homeschoolers as well! For those interested, it features a bi-racial child, which can also lead to talks about diversity! But the tale is amusing and fun, and your kids will love it for what it is- a teaching tale!

About the Author:
Denise is a children's book author, and weekly columnist, who lives in New Orleans-the birthplace of jazz and a city that enjoys unique traditions like Mardi Gras, Jazz Festivals, and Debutante balls. Her first book, "D.J. and the ZuluParade" is about the adventures of her son, "D.J" when he rode in a Mardi Gras Parade. That book led to two other stories about the intrepid boy: D.J. and the Jazz Fest and D.J. and the Debutante BallDenise is from a family of thirteen children and often advises aspiring young authors, "Do you have any interesting or funny characters in your family? If you do, you may want to write a story about them. I did!" She also serves on the advisory board of the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. 

About the Illustrator:
David Harrington is a native of southern California and pursued a career in illustration by enrolling in the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he earned a BFA with honors. He lives in Laguna Hills, California. Check out his website for more!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a cute book, I hope that my son loves to read.


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