Official Review: We Need Help Help Us Please

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Official Review: We Need Help Help Us Please

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "We Need Help Help Us Please" by Fay Nelson AM.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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"We need help, help us please. Please ask the world to help us.
I found those words to be the most powerful in the entire book. They denote desperation, helplessness and a desire to survive. We Need Help Help Us Please by Fay Nelson AM is a children's book that advocates for the preservation of aquatic life. The story is narrated from the first person point-of-view by Rufus, a little Pomeranian dog. Rufus introduces us to his family of five. He has two brothers - Bunjee and Poly and a sister - Molly Dolly, who is a Chinchilla Persian Cat. They are all under the care of their human mum.

They are in the garden having breakfast, when their mum informs them that they have to travel to her home country. However, their mother is not excited about it. She appears rather sad and lonely as she delivers the news. Why is mum sad? What lay in store for Rufus and his siblings? Where is mum's home country located at?

What I really liked about this book is its passionate appeal against deliberate pollution of water bodies. The author did an impressive work in her choice of characters. She specifically allowed dogs and cats to peacefully coexist as a family and gave them a chance to carry out a noble task. The presence of illustrations in the book served to break from the monotony of narration. There is also a song that I found quite engaging and which brought liveliness to my reading experience.

However, there are a few inconsistencies that detracted from my enjoyment of the book. On page 21, we see Rufus laying down, having a nightmare (dreaming), then subsequently closing his eyes and falling asleep. Moreover, on page 30, the picture has four characters who almost resemble each other. This made it difficult for me to distinguish between male and female characters and also young and older characters. All the illustrations had rather small sizes that would affect a child's instant recognition of each character.

I did not find a single grammatical error in the book and I, therefore, believe that the book was edited professionally. I rate it three out of four stars. It falls short of a perfect score due to the inconsistencies that I have mentioned. Children between the ages of eight to ten years would enjoy this book. Younger children would need a teacher or an adult to guide them.

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The concept of the this children's book is commendable. Thanks for such an insightful review. Good job!
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that advocates for the preservation of aquatic life.
Interesting theme. Thanks for a good review.

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I like the idea and concept of this book. Especially because of the instructive element and the reference to the conservation of aquatic life.

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Thank you for an amazing review. The book seems to be interesting. I wasn't sure about it at first. However, after reading your review, I decided to read the book.

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Great review! Such a great topic for a children's book and it sounds like a lovely read too.

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Still sounds like a really great book for kids, teaching them about marine life conservation :) Thank you for a great review!

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This must be a great book, I'll consider reading it in future, nice review.

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I also like the premise of this book. Your review of this book was like a jolt back to reality. Great review!
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A book for children, teaching them about love and compassion for aquatic lives, truly remarkable. Nice review

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Elvis Best wrote:
30 Jul 2020, 04:33
The concept of the this children's book is commendable. Thanks for such an insightful review. Good job!
Thank you for the comment.

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Teele wrote:
30 Jul 2020, 04:59
that advocates for the preservation of aquatic life.
Interesting theme. Thanks for a good review.
Thank you for the comment.

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ivana7 wrote:
30 Jul 2020, 05:11
I like the idea and concept of this book. Especially because of the instructive element and the reference to the conservation of aquatic life.
Thank you for passing by.

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kperm wrote:
30 Jul 2020, 10:02
Thank you for an amazing review. The book seems to be interesting. I wasn't sure about it at first. However, after reading your review, I decided to read the book.
I'm grateful for your kind words.

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Topsey wrote:
30 Jul 2020, 13:36
Great review! Such a great topic for a children's book and it sounds like a lovely read too.
Thank you for the comment.

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