Review of Donny and Mary Grace's California Adventures

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Review of Donny and Mary Grace's California Adventures

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Donny and Mary Grace's California Adventures" by Catherine A. Pepe.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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Donny and Mary Grace's California Adventure by Catherine A. Pepe is a children's book filled with adventures, suspense, mystery and lessons. Mr. Miller and Mrs. Miller had two cute kids to which they devoted their time and care. Mary the older sister was a smart young girl that loved solving mysteries and taking care of her only brother and Donny who had Down Syndrome. Everything changed for them when they got the news that their parents would be moving to Africa as missionaries, this caused the kids to move over to their grandparents in California where they would have to adapt to a new environment, a new course of life and a new school. Sequels of mysterious events happened in their new school that needed to be solved. I suggest you grab a copy to know how the mysteries were solved with the help of the Grandma gang, who was behind it all, and how the new environment affected their lives.

There are so many optimistic things about this book. First of all, the wordings the author used were very easy to comprehend and this story educates its readers about bullying, different forms of bullying and its effects. One interesting thing I appreciate about this book is the way the author educated the readers about Down Syndrome and how to behave towards people who have it in our society, as this would be the first time I'm hearing about this syndrome. To me, this book is more than a children's book. I learnt valuable lessons about looking after and showing love to other people around. Finally, I appreciate how the author emphasized the importance of saying “Please” and “Thank you”.

Nevertheless, I found nothing wrong with this book. It was so intriguing and it impacted me in certain areas of my life and enabled me to see the world from a different perspective.

I would rate this book 5 out of 5. Every page of this book was worth it. The book is just 112 pages and divided into seventeen chapters. This shows the book was professionally edited as I found no errors while reading it.

I would recommend this book to parents who have teens and to teachers as well. It gives an understanding of how to deal with matters involving children and resolve them amicably. I would also recommend it to young children between the age of 8 to 15, it will help them realize the fact that every action taken have effects on others and it would help them understand that bullying is not a good and acceptable behaviour in our society. Finally, I would recommend this book to adventure fans.

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