Official Review: Toothy Joins the Gang by Peyton Tobler

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Official Review: Toothy Joins the Gang by Peyton Tobler


[Following is an official review of "Toothy Joins the Gang" by Peyton Tobler.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Toothy Joins the Gang is a children's book written by Peyton Tobler. The book is written in the first person and is a story about a shark born with differences.

Toothy is a shark who is born with just one tooth. His friends humiliate him and eat all his food. He feels rejected, sad, and hungry. As destiny might have it, he is rescued by some divers who take him to an aquarium. The aquarium takes care of Toothy and feeds him well. He makes friends with the other animals there and has a wonderful life.

What I liked most about the book is that it conveys the message of empathy and acceptance in a fun way. The book not only encourages children to accept the difference in them, but it also promotes being empathetic towards others. The author has used animals in the story that is a great way to get children's attention. In the story, Toothy overcame his insecurities and helped other animals look at the brighter side of life. The book also shows us that the world is filled with all kinds of people. Few of them might be insensitive and condescending, but we must always keep in mind that many of them are kind and friendly. We should stay optimistic and not let anyone patronize us.

There is nothing that I dislike about this book. It is a remarkable attempt at teaching young children about empathy and compassion. The look and find activity on the last page is an excellent way to end the book.

This book is well-written and exceptionally edited. The illustrations are beautiful and complement the story. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars and recommend it for children ages 3-6years. The book can also be read aloud to younger children. Children who like dogs and sea animals will especially enjoy the story and the colorful illustrations.

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Post by Dzejn_Crvena »

I enjoy reading your review.
I am an avid reader of Children's books, so I will add this book to my collection.
Definitely worth recommending for kids.
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Post by AvidBibliophile »

It sounds like Toothy had a rough start to life. Being a shark with only one tooth would certainly attract ridicule from other aggressive sharks in the sea. 🦈 I’m glad he was able to find rehabilitation through a nearby aquarium. Thanks for your review!
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Post by Jagiine »

This sounds like a fun little book. I really appreciate that it ends with an activity. Thanks for your review.
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Post by cd20 »

Your review reminds me of the book "Freddy's Gift" by Jennifer Tremblay. It was a great children's book about friendship and learning that the things that make us different are often our strengths. Thank you for a great review!
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Post by komal_0055 »

Your book remind me that you don't need to change urself so that people like just be yourself & enjoy ....don't feel bad be you whatever you are ....
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Post by markodim721 »

It's great that the book teaches children important life lessons. Thanks for the good review.
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