Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Review: Faux Paw by Julia Dweck


Published: October 2013
My Rating: *****--5 Stars
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Blurb: Waldon Bear is a little boy who wants to be a bear.

“That’s impossible,” says his teacher, Mrs. Hunter. “Human children grow up to be human adults, not animals!”

But Waldon refuses to listen. Can Waldon make it as a bear in school?

Will Waldon convince the other children and Mrs. Hunter that he’s truly meant to be a bear?

This humorous look at childhood will charm parents and delight young readers. At its heart, this story carries an inspirational message to believe in yourself and your dreams and for parents to believe in their children, too.

And for those who can bearly wait to learn more about bears, the book ends with Mrs. Dweck’s fun facts about bears from around the world.

My Review: I read this one with my 7 year old daughter and we both absolutely adored the names of the characters! Very, very creative. Each of the children has an animal last name and it totally fits them and their personalities. I loved how supportive Waldon's mom was, totally standing up for him. This story was a lot of fun and was very funny. Absolutely darling. My daughter loved to spend time looking at each page and studying the pictures and she especially loved reading about all the different bears at the end of the story. This one is definitely another hit!

About the Author:
Image of Julia Dweck 
Julia Dweck writes children's stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. Check out her newest eBook, "Blucy," a colorful romp and rhyming cat tale. Fun cat facts and a Blucy activity are included in this playful adventure.
Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading artists in the world of children's literature to produce over 20 Amazon eBooks. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers in children's color picture books multiple times with two #1 bestsellers: PIE-RITS and Zombie-Kids. These titles have been chosen by Amazon Editors for the prestigious "Kindle Daily Deal." Many of Julia's titles have earned placement on Amazon's top ranked lists based on customer review. In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2011 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

From the Author: I'll be at the Bank Street Bookstore in NYC next Sunday (February 23) at 2:30 pm promoting this book with a read aloud, dino drawing lesson, and dino games. If you happen to live near the city, please, drop by. Feel free to spread the word.

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