Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blog Tour - Charlie and Mama Kyna

Thank you to Pump Up Your Book Promotions for this blog tour!

Author:  Diana Rumjahn
Illustrator:  Diana Rumjahn
Review Copy Provided by:  author

About the Book:  After Charlie the frog accidentally breaks his mother’s vase, he runs away from home. Charlie and his new best friends Leo and Joe, live in a little orange tent outside Mrs. Cupcake’s bakery. A homesick Charlie, Leo and Joe, journey far away to find Charlie’s mother.  

My Review:  This is a cute story for young children.  I really enjoyed the bright, vivid illustrations.  The characters are based on stuffed animals, so they look plush, like animals a young child would love to cuddle with.  The story shows three friends without a home, that work together to find one.  It would be a great book to teach children about friendship.

I wasn't real fond of the story line though.  It seemed to skip parts in some places, but overall it tells a story that children can relate to: helping a friend.   The jist of the story is a good one, but I would read a page and then when I got to the next page, I was wondering how I got there because at times it didn't make sense.  I think that may be due to me reading with an adult eye.  Through the eyes and mind of a young child it probably wouldn't be that was as it's written in a way that they think and talk.

Children will fall in love with the characters, be enthralled with the bright colors, and relate to the friendship of the characters. 

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