Review by kfwilson6 -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

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Re: Review by kfwilson6 -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

Post by kfwilson6 » 09 Jul 2018, 16:06

JR Mercier wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 16:03
I've read quite a few reviews on this but your perspective is definitively different and I really enjoyed that.
Thank you! I really appreciate that. There are a LOT of reviews for this book. I was actually really impressed by the one that was shown with the BOTD yesterday. It is hard to stand out in the crowd, but some reviewers do an excellent job of that. I'm glad you liked mine :)

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Post by Lu_rire » 12 Jul 2018, 01:58

I also reviewed this book and the foremost question in my mind then was; does Toni really have extraordinary powers or does he not? I wish the author would make this clear.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 12 Jul 2018, 08:32

Lu_rire wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 01:58
I also reviewed this book and the foremost question in my mind then was; does Toni really have extraordinary powers or does he not? I wish the author would make this clear.
Thanks for commenting! Yes, there is quite a bit of confusion. It wasn't until I started posting in the BOTM forum that I went back and saw the back cover where it says he has extraordinary powers and this book is about what he does when he's not saving the day. Not very clarifying, but sort of gives the impression Toni's superpowers may extend past being helpful, friendly, and well-rounded in his activities.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 12 Jul 2018, 15:48

Good point about rescuing cats - this is not only something your average child aged 1-3 wouldn't do but also a scenario better known from fiction than reality! (To cite another familiar image, maybe Toni should have been shown helping a little old lady across the road!) BTW I don't think it matters if children are memorizing words that go with pictures. They could still look at the letters and figure out how they relate to the sounds (kids who teach themselves to read at age 3 or so do do this). Words are kind of arbitrary - babies learn to talk by relating sounds to things, but those sounds are only agreed conventions.

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Post by lennox67 » 12 Jul 2018, 16:14

i really wonder why cats need rescuing yet they are good climbers

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Post by chelhack » 12 Jul 2018, 22:59

I believe that this is a very informative review of this book. I like that you mentioned that it shows Toni doing both indoor and outdoor activities. And also speaking in regards to him being a super hero just doing his normal everyday thing.
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Post by Samy Lax » 12 Jul 2018, 23:20

I so agree that Toni's hobby of rescuing animals does not keep with the other activities listed in the book. What I like the best about this book is that it promotes reading as a habit to young children.

I love the way you write your review! Keep 'em coming!
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Post by kfwilson6 » 13 Jul 2018, 07:54

Samy Lax wrote:
12 Jul 2018, 23:20
I so agree that Toni's hobby of rescuing animals does not keep with the other activities listed in the book. What I like the best about this book is that it promotes reading as a habit to young children.

I love the way you write your review! Keep 'em coming!
Thank you so much!

I really like that Toni enjoys reading and that this book is targeted to such a young age group so parents can start cultivating that love of reading in their children. I personally think children who read early on will be more inclined toward reading and academics in the future.

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 22 Jul 2018, 00:11

This book was neat. The pictures were nice and colorful. Great review!
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