Review of Picky The Pelican

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Review of Picky The Pelican

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Picky The Pelican" by Edward Cristina.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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This is a cute story about an unusual friendship between different species of animals - a pelican and a pufferfish. Although not scientifically accurate, the message of Picky the Pelican is meaningful and should spark discussions about diversity and acceptance.

I was drawn to the beachy colors on the cover and was delighted to see that the theme is carried throughout the book's 31 pages. Edward Christina, author and illustrator, blends the text and the drawings to create a book that is best shared with an adult as the narrator. I enjoyed the animated faces and how the emotions of the creatures were portrayed.

My favorite part is that the rhyme scheme is fairly consistent and rarely misses a beat in the meter as the story unfolds. Words such as discreet, dismayed, and profound add to the educational value but do not elevate the reading level unnecessarily or detract from the catchy jingles.

The only negative in the book for me is that Picky is a disobedient child who refuses to eat the food that his parents provide for him. Picky's parents are concerned about their child's lack of nourishment and are forced to spy on their child to determine the meaning behind his behavior. Although the reason for Picky's rebellion is revealed, a resolution to his problem is never given. If Picky doesn't eat his required four pounds of fish every day, how will he survive?

There were no noticeable errors in the text. It was edited well. In spite of my objection about unpunished, rebellious children, I am giving it 4 out of 4 stars. I think the strong message of embracing each other's differences outweighs the negatives. I recommend that this book be read by parents to their children as it will encourage dialogue about many common issues that arise between parents and their children.

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I would love to read this book as I get intrigued when animals are used to demonstrate human behavior.
Thanks for the review.
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Sounds fun. Thanks for the review.
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This book seems to teach kids a lot about acceptance and friendship. I definitely want to read this. Thank you for this wonderful review!
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I really liked the cover illustrations. The message conveyed by the story is important but I didn't like that it didn't show that it is unacceptable to disobey parents. Although not necessary, but I prefer being scientifically accurate in children books. This way, they would gain knowledge in addition to the fun while reading the story. Nice review.
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I enjoyed reading your review, Diana! I'm going to be a new grandmother soon and look forward to giving my grandson books like this one.
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Venus2304 wrote: 13 Jan 2022, 02:17 I would love to read this book as I get intrigued when animals are used to demonstrate human behavior.
Thanks for the review.
Thanks for reading my review/
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nwachukwu raymond wrote: 13 Jan 2022, 11:51 Sounds fun. Thanks for the review.
Thanks for the comment.
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Honest-reviewer wrote: 15 Jan 2022, 02:47 This book seems to teach kids a lot about acceptance and friendship. I definitely want to read this. Thank you for this wonderful review!
I appreciate your kind comment.
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Sarah Sonbol wrote: 15 Jan 2022, 03:08 I really liked the cover illustrations. The message conveyed by the story is important but I didn't like that it didn't show that it is unacceptable to disobey parents. Although not necessary, but I prefer being scientifically accurate in children books. This way, they would gain knowledge in addition to the fun while reading the story. Nice review.
Thanks for reading my review. I agree with you about being scientifically accurate even in a children's book.
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Patty Allread wrote: 15 Jan 2022, 15:27 I enjoyed reading your review, Diana! I'm going to be a new grandmother soon and look forward to giving my grandson books like this one.
Congratulations, I hope you make lots of memories with your new grandson.
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The review makes it interesting to read in addition to the colourful illustrations that is eye catching to the child's eye view. Connecting the world of fantasy to the current emerging issue of nutrition is thumbs up for me.
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Janelydia Mwangi wrote: 18 Jan 2022, 17:44 The review makes it interesting to read in addition to the colourful illustrations that is eye catching to the child's eye view. Connecting the world of fantasy to the current emerging issue of nutrition is thumbs up for me.
I appreciate your comments.
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This book depicts morals children can learn from and it's quite entertaining. Nice review
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