Review by Vickie Noel -- Puffy and the Formidable Foe

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Re: Review by Vickie Noel -- Puffy and the Formidable Foe

Post by Vickie Noel » 26 Dec 2017, 20:27

K_Robinson wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 09:37
I am reading a few reviews on this book as I have reviewed it as well. I feel as if I am the only one who did not rate this book as highly! Contrary to what you mentioned above, I believe there were many grammatical errors (misplaced punctuation and capitalization, etc.).
Well! This really is strange, I'm quite certain I went through the book thoroughly. Still, I guess one can never be too sure. Thanks for sharing your observations and reading the review as well.
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Post by pinklover » 27 Dec 2017, 04:25

I like this book through different reviewers. Their views makes me excited to read it. Nice review. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Happy holidays.
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Post by Vickie Noel » 27 Dec 2017, 04:45

Thanks so much, pink lover, for peeking in here! I hope you equally enjoy the read. Enjoy the holidays!
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Post by NL Hartje » 28 Jan 2018, 12:42

Vickie Noel, I had all but forgotten about the coloring page! You're absolutely right about it being a great addition!

For me, this book scored highly for rhyming and offering the parental discussion syllabus. I was disappointed, however, with Puffy's portrayal. He was illustrated differently on most pages. Some pages he had eyelashes; some pages he did not. Some pages he had a pink nose, whereas on others it was grey or white.

Did any of you notice this? I only rated the book 3/4. Do you think the differing Puffys warranted negative impact on the score?

My review here:
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Post by Vickie Noel » 28 Jan 2018, 22:00

@nlhartje, thank you so much! I can honestly say I took no note of Puffy's exact looks, I was much too engrossed with the words. However, since it's a children's book, the pictures are just as important as the words (coloring page, remember?) so I think its equally imperative that they be consistent. That would come in quite handy during a descriptive class or discussion. Perhaps, it does deserve to lose a mark there. After all, we are striving for perfection for the kids.
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Post by Jaime Lync » 06 Apr 2018, 08:09

Awesome review! I usually find it quite difficult to write a review for such a short book but you did an excellent job here. I also do contemplate about the advantage of stretching a child's vocabulary versus the child not being able to read the book without assistance. I think it is important to give the child words that he can put to use in day to day situations.

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Post by Vickie Noel » 06 Apr 2018, 08:18

Jaime Lync wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 08:09
Awesome review! I usually find it quite difficult to write a review for such a short book but you did an excellent job here. I also do contemplate about the advantage of stretching a child's vocabulary versus the child not being able to read the book without assistance. I think it is important to give the child words that he can put to use in day to day situations.
I'm humbled by your kind words and truth be told, it gave me a bit of headache :lol: Still, I totally agree that the fun in vocabulary development is when the child can practice using the new words!
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 24 May 2018, 01:43

Yeah, it's a wonderful tool for parents to enhance child's vocabulary. It entertains and teach children in one go.Thanks for this lovely review.
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Post by Vickie Noel » 24 May 2018, 08:15

Sarah Tariq wrote:
24 May 2018, 01:43
Yeah, it's a wonderful tool for parents to enhance child's vocabulary. It entertains and teach children in one go.Thanks for this lovely review.
Thanks for the feedback, Sarah!
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