Official Review: My Cartoon Imagination at School

Please use this sub-forum to discuss both middle-grade and younger children's books, including picture books, easy readers, and children's chapter books. Topics for books aimed at children 12 and under go in this forum.
Forum rules
Authors and publishers are not able to post replies in the review topics.
Post Reply
User avatar
Juliana_Isabella
Posts: 728
Joined: 19 Feb 2019, 22:34
Currently Reading: Modern Death
Bookshelf Size: 176
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-juliana-isabella.html
Latest Review: Love, Grandma by Ann Morris

Official Review: My Cartoon Imagination at School

Post by Juliana_Isabella »

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "My Cartoon Imagination at School" by Sabrina D Clayton.]
Book Cover
3 out of 4 stars
Share This Review


My Cartoon Imagination at School by Sabrina D. Clayton is a children’s picture book about Samara, a young girl who is nervous about doing a presentation at school. Her mom suggests that she imagine all of the kids in her class as different cartoon animals while she presents. As she travels to school, Samara imagines each person she meets as a different cartoon animal, but will this be enough to help her overcome her fears in class? Pick up a copy of this book to find out!

I really enjoyed this adorable book, and I think it would help kids face everyday problems. As someone who grew up with stage fright, I appreciated that this book offered different advice than the usual, “imagine them in their underwear,” which doesn’t work for so many people. I liked that the book showed Samara struggle even after she started using her mom’s advice. She was nervous when she stood up in front of the class, but eventually she managed to calm herself down by remembering what her mom told her.

The illustrations in this book also added to the fun, whimsical nature of the story. The pictures showed the people Samara saw and then showed them being transformed into the cartoon animals she imagined. This went along well with the first-person narration, as it helped me get in Samara’s head and understand her point of view.

My only complaint about this book is that the rhyming lines were inconsistent. It sometimes felt like the author tried to cram too many syllables into one line or added words at the end just to make the rhyme work.

Overall, I would rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. I enjoyed the whimsical illustrations and story, which could help kids overcome stage fright. I also appreciated that the book appeared to be professionally edited, as I only found one error. However, I think that reading it would have been more enjoyable if the rhyming were consistent. This would also make it a better choice for a bedtime story that parents could read out loud. I would recommend this book to parents of kids ages five to nine, though beginning readers may need assistance. If your kid is afraid of presenting at school, maybe cartoon animals can help them just like they helped Samara!

******
My Cartoon Imagination at School
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon | on iTunes
User avatar
Ever_Reading
Posts: 825
Joined: 22 Apr 2018, 10:01
Favorite Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 139
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ever-reading.html
Latest Review: Stand Up! For Yourself by Jennie Msangi
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by Ever_Reading »

What a unique way of teaching children to face their fears. Too bad the rhyming was a let-down. The book sounds great either way. Thanks for the review!
Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.
— Charlaine Harris :techie-studyingbrown:
Miraphery
Posts: 704
Joined: 16 Mar 2020, 02:21
Favorite Book: Worldlines
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 33
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-miraphery.html
Latest Review: Kalayla by Jeannie Nicholas

Post by Miraphery »

A book with such illustrations and help in overcoming stage fright would make a good read for kids. Good review.
JoyALB
Posts: 65
Joined: 04 Feb 2020, 08:07
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 17
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-joyalb.html
Latest Review: Mixed Blessings by J.M. Muse

Post by JoyALB »

Oh how cute! I love the advice her mom gave her. It is brilliant and appeals to a young child’s imagination. Brilliant review!
Post Reply

Return to “Children's Books”