4 out of 4 stars
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Seemore the Seagull is a thoughtfully written children’s book by Ralph Tufo. The book is about a Seagull named Seemore and his perception of people as he wanders around Revere beach in Massachusetts.
Seemore is a Seagull who loves to fly over Revere beach. He likes to observe people and the sights from the sky. He feeds on the food and leftovers which people leave behind on the beach. Seemore likes to watch children play on the beach, but his heart aches when he sees young children quarrel about trivial things. All people look the same from the sky, so he finds it difficult to understand why people fight. Seemore wants everyone to overcome their differences and live happily.
What I liked most about the book is the author’s attempt to impart moral values in children through a simple regular story. The author has named his main character the seagull as Seemore. I feel this is very thoughtful because the seagull sees more than what meets the eyes. The author has conveyed the noblest message of treating each other equally through this straightforward book. In the world today, we see people fight based on color, race, or status. The author wants children and adults to overcome this barrier and live with compassion and empathy.
There is nothing that I disliked about this book. The book is written in rhyming sentences like a poem, making it catchy and easy to understand. The illustrations are colorful and realistic. I have visited Revere beach a few times, and I could relate to all the landmarks and events mentioned in the book. I also learned some new facts about Revere beach.
This book is exceptionally well-edited and has no errors. I give this book 4 out of 4 stars. The book is well suited for children of ages 5-8 years. It can also be read aloud to younger children and would make a valuable addition to the library.
Seemore the Seagull
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