Official Review: Jelly Bean Dean by Tracy Stanaway

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Official Review: Jelly Bean Dean by Tracy Stanaway

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Jelly Bean Dean" by Tracy Stanaway.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Jelly Bean Dean by Tracy Stanaway is a charming children's book that celebrates individuality. After getting wet in a rainstorm, Baby Jelly Bean loses her beautiful color and becomes speckled. Although her mother feels guilty for not drying Jelly Bean quickly, her parents couldn't love her more. Sadly, people make cruel remarks about Jelly Bean, remarking on her "awful color" and calling her "funny-looking." Things get worse when poor Jelly Bean starts school, and the other children are mean to her until an act of kindness brings surprising results.

The entertaining children's book conveys an anti-bullying message and traverses themes of love, acceptance, rejection, compassion, guilt, individuality, empathy, and friendship. The story is engaging and features colorful illustrations. Stanaway wrote the book in memory of her mother and her lifelong nickname, "...the original Jelly Bean Dean." Young readers may enjoy learning that the author's love for her mother inspired the touching story.

There is a lot to like about this amusing picture book. In addition to its relevant message, the lovely illustrations bring various characters to life, including the hospital nurse, Jelly Bean's parents, her best friend, Rose, and her teacher, Ms. P. I particularly like Stanaway's attention to detail. From baby Jelly Bean's tiny car seat to the picturesque views from the windows of the family home, every page depicts a different scene illustrated in vibrant hues, which is sure to delight young readers.

I honestly can't name anything I dislike about this delightful children's book. The story will amuse young readers as they learn the value of self-acceptance, friendship, and diversity. Additionally, it is exceptionally edited.

It is my pleasure to rate Jelly Bean Dean 4 out of 4 stars. The fun picture book teaches young readers about individuality and accepting themselves and others. I recommend it to children through the age of 10, parents, grandparents, and teachers.

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I'm glad the book exposes the little one's to bullying because unfortunately, it starts quite early. Nice review!
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Nqobile771 wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 09:38
I'm glad the book exposes the little one's to bullying because unfortunately, it starts quite early. Nice review!
Thank you.

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This book looks adorable and would be great for the preschoolers at my work! Thanks for a great review.

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Bookworm101520 wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 15:19
This book looks adorable and would be great for the preschoolers at my work! Thanks for a great review.
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I love that the book advocates for children to accept each other as they are. We are all beautiful in our own special ways. A lesson for both adults and kids.
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I am glad that I read your review. The story seems so interesting and useful. Good work by the author and your review is equally well-written
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Nqobile771 wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 09:38
I'm glad the book exposes the little one's to bullying because unfortunately, it starts quite early. Nice review!
Its sad but true, bullying does start quite early may be at home even before schooling.
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Lilyflower-x2 wrote:
11 Oct 2020, 02:01
I love that the book advocates for children to accept each other as they are. We are all beautiful in our own special ways. A lesson for both adults and kids.
I agree. Thanks for your comment.

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AbhyarnaAman wrote:
13 Oct 2020, 11:40
I am glad that I read your review. The story seems so interesting and useful. Good work by the author and your review is equally well-written
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This sound like such a cute picture book! I like its message of inclusivity too.

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HannahsReads wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 12:33
This sound like such a cute picture book! I like its message of inclusivity too.
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Books that come with beautifully colored illustrations and pics always seems to attract kids, and it seems to pass the message across better too. Bullying is a really horrible action that can hurt a child confidence and even cause mental health issues. So kudos to the author for writing this book that seem to try to address this issue at a tender age. Nice review.

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