5 out of 5 stars
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Jelly Bean Dean has had a great time picking up wonderful items along the beach and taking them home. One day, she discovers a strange machine by the beach, but she thinks someone must have misplaced it, so she doesn't take it home. However, the machine follows her everywhere she goes. A mission is born. A rebirth is due.
How does it feel to realise that an encounter with a supposed dread is the best thing that happened to you? Well, let's see what it feels like for Jelly Bean Dean, Ms. P Bean, Rose Bean, and a group of young beans as they encounter and interact with a mysterious machine.
I enjoyed reading this storybook, and I appreciate Tracy Stanaway for the creativity that went into writing it. She picked up a simple, otherwise insignificant object, refined it, elevated its status, and deployed it to achieve the intended themes in this story. The storyline is fluid, and children will have no difficulty connecting the dots.
I appreciate the great job done with the illustrations. I was pleased with the quality of the paintings. They should easily capture and sustain children's interests. I also liked the little bit of suspense and tension in the story. Readers will be quite curious to know what will happen next and the reasons behind certain dispositions.
I also appreciated the moral lessons in this story. Children will need them while growing up. The story ended satisfactorily. It's great that this storybook was thoroughly edited. I didn't find any grammatical errors while reading it.
I don't have anything to complain about in this book. I am delighted to rate Jelly Bean Dean and the Bubble Machine five out of five stars. The rating was based on the aforementioned positive aspects. There is no reason to rate it lower. I recommend this storybook to readers between three and nine years old.
Jelly Bean Dean and the Bubble Machine
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