Official Review: Miss Centipede by CP Wilson

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Official Review: Miss Centipede by CP Wilson

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Miss Centipede" by CP Wilson.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Because of so many people moving in, the small town of Spiderville is experiencing an increase in population. The local school of Insect Elementary is now in desperate need of new teachers to accommodate the growing number of enrollees. The principal hires a woman named Miss Centipede, who turns out to be an excellent teacher. She’s kind, considerate, and can handle up to one hundred students in one class! But what makes Miss Centipede an exceptional teacher is because of a secret. What could it be?

Miss Centipede by CP Wilson is a children’s book about tolerance. Colorful illustrations accompany the text, making this book perfect for children with short attention spans because the bright, full-page illustrations would easily capture their interest.

I noticed that the drawings feature adults and children of varying races and facial features. I appreciated this subtle detail because I could imagine young readers’ delight upon seeing characters who look like them or somebody they know. It’s also a simple demonstration of how diversity looks likes in an accepting and harmonious environment.

Because this is a short book, the author does not dwell on unnecessary descriptions. The language is simple and straightforward, so kids who are just learning to read can follow along with ease. Moreover, the author’s enthusiasm exudes in her writing style. The storytelling is my favorite aspect of the book because it is very conversational in a manner that directly addresses a young reader. For example, “While he was scouring the newspaper for the ad department telephone number, he saw a headline that read: ‘Spiderville Declared First Sanctuary City.’ (By the way, boys and girls, this is how you say it: SANK-CHU-AIRY. Sanctuary, it means a place that welcomes everyone.)”

There is no hostility upon the arrival of the new residents of Spiderville. The locals are accepting and are willing to take more people as much as they can. A story like this is essential in teaching children to be more accepting of other people and develop a mind free of any biases. Although the target audience of this book is children, this is also suitable for adults who are dealing with a child. From what I can glean, the story further teaches the importance of patience and willingness to cultivate all sorts of creative ways to earn a child’s adoration.

There was nothing I disliked about the story. I rate Miss Centipede 4 out of 4 stars for the entertaining story, colorful illustrations, enthusiastic writing, and the important message it contains. The overall editing quality is excellent, as there is only one minor error. This book is appropriate for children of all ages, but kids around 5 to 9 years old would appreciate it more. I would also advise teachers and parents to read this book for the relevant message it conveys.

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I like the book's storyline, and I am sure that children will find it very intriguing. Thanks for the awesome review and recommendation.
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A unique story from the author. I like how diversity was captured in the book.
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I'd guess I would like to know Miss Centipede's secret. This one seems like an interesting read. Good job on the review 👌
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I would love to know what Miss Centipede’s little secret is. Maybe I could use it myself.
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I looks like a great book for children! I think it is very useful to introduce them in a friendly manner insects or animals that are usually regarded with fear or repulsion. Congratulations for this lovely review!
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Eutoc wrote: 10 Dec 2020, 08:32 A unique story from the author. I like how diversity was captured in the book.
Saint Bruno wrote: 09 Dec 2020, 18:29 I like the book's storyline, and I am sure that children will find it very intriguing. Thanks for the awesome review and recommendation.
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The book cover is quite lovely. I hope young readers will learn a thing or two about tolerance. Thanks for the review.
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This book seems interesting with the names of places and characters. I guess the kids will be able to learn some more words about arthropods. And the author did a good job creating a cast that has multiple races. This way, any kid can relate to the story.
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This sounds like a fun read that can also be educational for children. Thanks for the great review!
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Rashfordmbe10 wrote: 10 Dec 2020, 14:43 I would love to know what Miss Centipede’s little secret is. Maybe I could use it myself.
RHD wrote: 10 Dec 2020, 11:46 I'd guess I would like to know Miss Centipede's secret. This one seems like an interesting read. Good job on the review 👌
There’s only one way to find out! Thanks a lot for the comments 🙏
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I find the author's naming system really attractive as well as the use of illustrations seem to be very engaging. Thank you for your candid review.
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raluca_mihaila wrote: 11 Dec 2020, 05:00 I looks like a great book for children! I think it is very useful to introduce them in a friendly manner insects or animals that are usually regarded with fear or repulsion. Congratulations for this lovely review!
Nqobile771 wrote: 11 Dec 2020, 06:36 The book cover is quite lovely. I hope young readers will learn a thing or two about tolerance. Thanks for the review.
Thank you for you nice comments :)
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Did anyone see the humor in a teacher being named Miss Cenipede. Imagine a whole room of youngsters. You would feel like a cenipede with a case of poison ivy!
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Wow wow wow! A funny and interesting story about Miss Centipede. The secret that she beholds is what I yearn to know.
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