Children's Book Review: Whiny Whiny Rhino by McBoop (Carmin Iadonisi & Amanda Iadonisi-Word )

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And now for something fun!
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Can Tiny Tiny Rhino have a fun day?
Or will all of his whining get in the way?

If you've ever been worried to try something new,
then Whiny Whiny Rhino is the book for you!

The story’s message is like the Mark Twain quote, “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” We all get apprehensive when encountering new experiences and this often leads us to avoid ever trying anything new. Just having a little courage to try new things can often lead to a much more exciting and enriching life.


This is a fun book and one that Miss Grace and I had a blast reading together out loud. Poor Tiny is pushed around by his brothers and just wants to hunker down, but what if he let go of his worries and ran out to play with his friends? Most kids have been there- afraid something will happen. But when they learn to let go of that fear, they frequently have a blast like Tiny and learn to love the thing they were afraid of! This would be a lovely book to read to a class, as it teaches about bullying and friendship, and most of all, about being brave! We highly recommend it!

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Author's Bio:

McBoop is the creative team of Carmin Iadonisi & Amanda Iadonisi-Word. This father-daughter duo co-wrote and illustrated Whiny Whiny Rhino. They currently live in New England where they enjoy making art, reading comics, playing board games, eating fancy chocolate and whining about the weather. Check out their website ( ) for more info.

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