4 out of 4 stars
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Moe and His Best Friend Boo by Nancy Alan is an entertaining Children’s book. The storyline is about the unlikely pairing of an animal and a human. I believe this story will captivate the children’s heart and teach them the importance of friendship.
This book is about two unusual friends who made their story a happy ending. It talks about Moe, a penguin, and how he met a boy named Boo. They later became friends: friends that were more like a family. There were things that Moe couldn’t do, but Boo could. What caught my attention is that the writer made it clear that Moe never dwelt on what he couldn’t do.
I love this book, and there is nothing I dislike about it. The book will teach kids to accept each other's differences and focus on their strength. It tells the kids that strengths and weaknesses are common to all beings. Also, Nancy shows the kids that understanding is an important element in friendship. Moe and Boo are different, but their friendship stood the test of time. These lessons will prepare them for the hurdles of life.
Another thing I admire about the book is that it teaches the kid to live a selfless lifestyle and be more accommodating than being judgmental. Boo was accommodating, and that gave Moe the confidence to approach him, despite their differences. Also, we are all different and don't have to do things the same way. Moe and Boo went fishing using different methods.
I admire how the book mentions the feeling of loss and sadness. It is ok to be sometimes sad, but the assurances that with time everything will be fine is what's most important. The book is bright, refreshing, and short but meaningful. Furthermore, the pictures are fun and expressive.
I like Moe and His Best Friend Boo a lot based on all the points above. Therefore, I am awarding it 4 out of 4 stars. The book is well-edited and flawless. It is for toddlers because the pictures are captivating. However, I am recommending it to parents who are trying to instill discipline and introduce the act of kindness to their kids.
A book like this seems insignificant but since it engraves self-love, love for others, and acceptance in the minds of children, as they are the portal for communication. We are guaranteed a future with wholesome adults.
Moe And His Best Friend Boo
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