3 out of 4 stars
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Frankie the Ferret by Kimberley Peterson is a children’s book about the life of a ferret named Frankie. The writer compares the ferret to other animals and describes some actions done by typical ferrets. The author was inspired to write this book because of her pet ferret, which was named Frankie. The tone in the book is friendly, informal, personal, and simple, engaging young readers in the story.
The writer begins the book by dedicating it to her grandchildren and her pet ferret, which has passed away. She then introduces Frankie, the pet ferret, by writing that he has brown eyes and does not look like a parrot. She also describes his nocturnal character, indicating that he plays all night and sleeps all day. Moreover, she explains that Frankie likes to steal people’s socks and hide them, while he also enjoys doing the ferret dance.
There were plenty of things I enjoyed in this children’s book. Firstly, the story contains a humorous tone, which makes the book enjoyable and fun to read. Also, the language in the book is simple and easy to understand, making it suitable for young children. The book is also professionally edited, as there were no errors in it. What I liked most in the book was that it contained vivid, colorful illustrations on every page, thus creating liveliness in the text, which engages young readers.
What I disliked most about the book was that it was very short and not fully developed, so after finishing the book, many children may have unanswered questions.
This book is best suited for readers of both genders at kindergarten, or early elementary school. Parents may also enjoy reading this story to their young children. The book is suited for readers of all religions, including atheists.
In conclusion, I rate the book with 3 out of 4 stars. I deducted a star because the story was not fully developed. Other than that, this is a great, vivid, fun children’s book with beautiful illustrations.
Frankie the Ferret
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