Review by walkingfreckle -- Puffy and the Formidable Foe

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Review by walkingfreckle -- Puffy and the Formidable Foe

Post by Sabina G » 15 Sep 2017, 00:36

[Following is a volunteer review of "Puffy and the Formidable Foe" by Marie Lepkowski and Ann Marie Hannon.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Puffy and the Formidable Foe is a fiction book for children written by Marie G. Lepkowsky, Ann M. Hannon, and Margaret B. Hannon. It is very easy to read and would make a perfect story for bedtime. The main character is an adorable cat that is not a fan of taking baths and faces an unfortunate adventure when straying from home.

This book is suitable for a wide range of ages. The message conveyed is interesting enough for a pre-teen and if you have to read this book to 2-year-olds who may not completely understand what is being read to them, they can easily follow the rhythm of the narrative since there are rhyming words.

The story of Puffy provides a powerful lesson that can be very useful later in life. It shows youngster what a mistake it is to go away from home and the consequences it may bring. That is, in my opinion, one of the reasons why parents would be satisfied with having chosen this book.

The illustrations are colourful and they are similar to a child’s drawing, which I think helps to draw the young reader’s attention to the story and the characters. There is an extra sheet of paper for colouring the authors have included to reward good reading. Apart from that, I think adding an extra sheet of paper makes a very fun post-reading activity and make children feel more involved in the story. My 2-year-old daughter liked this idea very much since she felt as she was adding an extra sheet of paper to the book.

Only by reading the title can one imagine that this book allows children to learn rich vocabulary, and “formidable” is not the only word youngsters may be interested in. Kids are also encouraged to identify rhyming words and work with the story’s plot to build up critical thinking.

Something I appreciated a lot is that the authors are very open to receiving emails from their readers, which is not something I see very often on children books. They have included an e-mail address in the book and they show interest in allowing kids and their parents to make the most out of the story.

I really enjoyed reading this book to my daughter and doing some of the activities proposed by the authors. That being said, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars and I would recommend it to kindergarten teachers and parents who want their children to learn big words.

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Post by The Researcher » 17 Sep 2017, 01:27

Nice review! The cover page also looks nice . Kids will be attracted to such cover.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 17 Sep 2017, 02:02

A perfect one for children. I am loving its cover . Admirable review
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Post by hsimone » 17 Sep 2017, 06:58

This looked like a cute read, and I'm glad that it was! It's great that it has a positive message for children. Thank you for your insightful review!
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Post by LivreAmour217 » 17 Sep 2017, 11:35

Great review! This sounds like a fun book for youngsters, and I like the fact that the author includes an opportunity to learn new words!
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Post by Christina Rose » 17 Sep 2017, 14:24

This sounds like a cute children's story. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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Post by ritah » 17 Sep 2017, 16:09

This sounds like a great book for kids. Thank you for the review.

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Post by Leyla » 17 Sep 2017, 16:45

Good review. I also reviewed the book and rated it 4. It has a good lesson for children.

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Post by charlesjr2 » 18 Sep 2017, 15:03

Three people coming together to right this book, it seems like a lot of work has been done in order to make this book educating and fun for the children. Am glad that you liked it, and that it was helpful for your daughter!

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Post by Marylynn » 19 Sep 2017, 11:38

Wonderful review. I loved puffy, such an amazing cat. I bet kids will love the book.

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 20 Sep 2017, 08:03

Applauds for the review, however, I'll most probably not be reading this book.

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Post by Kelebogile Mbangi » 20 Sep 2017, 11:01

How cute! I like the idea of the extra sheet of paper. Thank you for this review.
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Post by Ashley Simon » 20 Sep 2017, 11:16

Good review. I reviewed this book as well, & I also enjoyed the coloring-book-like illustrations. I thought the vocabulary was a little advanced for this age group, but perhaps it is well suited for kids who need a challenge.

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Post by adinamurariu » 20 Sep 2017, 14:28

I like your review very much. I think you managed to express in a very clear way what the book is about and the impressions it made on you. You convinced me to look for it and to read it to my children .

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Post by kislany » 22 Sep 2017, 01:25

Great review of a fun little book. I'm sure kids, teachers, and parents will enjoy it equally, especially that it is also a teaching tool.

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