Official Review: Trudy Matoody by Marcia Ashford

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Official Review: Trudy Matoody by Marcia Ashford

Post by Supergirl1 » 08 Apr 2019, 08:09

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Trudy Matoody" by Marcia Ashford.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Cheerful little Trudy is excited to go out to the pond. It has finally stopped raining! She hopes to make a friend or two on her way. She loves singing, and as she walks down the road, her melodious voice delights the birds and all the other animals. Does Trudy get her wish for new friends?

I think this colorful picture book by Marcia Ashford is perfect for children aged 4 and below. Parents looking for a great bedtime story to read to their little ones should also try this one for size. The beautiful illustrations by Sergio Drummond fill up the pages, and are done in bold, bright and eye-catching colors. They also correctly describe the actions on each page.

The characters in this book are diverse. Trudy, Bully Bullfrog, Jessica Ladybug, Pinkey and Yeller Putterfly, the shy Kitty Kate and scared Gloria Goldfish are a colorful array of characters with interesting personalities. Some of the animals believe their voices aren’t good enough to sing with, but Trudy does not agree! The author also includes songs and rhymes, as a fun way for children to learn about the colors mentioned in the book.

One thing I love is that this book encourages love for animals. Trudy stops to converse with the different animals she meets on her way, encouraging the shy and timid ones to use their voices. The story emphasizes important values such as kindness and consideration for others.

This book has earned a perfect score, all 4 out of 4 stars. It has been well-edited and I didn’t find any errors. Even as an adult, my inner child loved this book, so I dare say your kids will too!

I’m sure you must be wondering, “What book is she talking about?” It’s none other than Trudy Matoody!

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Post by Ellylion » 20 Apr 2019, 06:34

Thank you for this amazing review! Sounds like a great book for kids that can teach them very many valuable things in a light, playful manner. And how good that the book encourages love for animals! Add here a beautiful cover and illustrations :)

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Post by CharlizeGwapa » 20 Apr 2019, 07:03

I am impressed by the cheerfulness of the character, it fits right for kids to read.

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Post by kandscreeley » 20 Apr 2019, 08:46

I love Trudy! She seems like a great kid. I think many children will love this cute book; the cover is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Julie Petitbon » 21 Apr 2019, 08:00

This looks like such a fun book. I love the catchy title and the concept of caring for and appreciating animals. Children's books that entertain and educate are the best! Sounds like a wonderful read for children!

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Post by kdstrack » 21 Apr 2019, 18:58

This sounds like such a positive book. Trudy teaches children to have a positive attitude and to look for the good in others. Thanks for recommending this delightful book!

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