Official Review: Out Loud by Luz Agudelo

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Re: Official Review: Out Loud by Luz Agudelo

Post by CaitlynLynch » 19 May 2017, 17:15

I've got 2 sons who are 8 and 11 and I will definitely be giving this to them to read!

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Post by MandalynnJDG » 19 May 2017, 17:21

Thanks for the review. I think sometimes when it comes to children learning things that a forced rhyme is best because they may get the meaning better than not rhyming at all. I am glad that you gave it a 4 even though you did think it was forced. It sounds like this is perfect for the children of ages of the bullying stage. I wish everyone would read or give this to their kids!

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Post by lindamoffitt02 » 19 May 2017, 17:40

Sounds like a Great Children's book about Anti-Bullying, also about not polluting. It's neat that is has artwork and rhyming so even though it's for 8-12 yr olds it can be read to younger kids Out-Loud. The reviews it has sound really good. Congrats on being #BOTD! Thanks for sharing your review.
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 19 May 2017, 17:41

I love the presentation of the story. It is presented in a scrapbook style. As I flip the notebook, I am imagining an artistic kid making the story and the illustrations. This story has two great messages to the readers. To pay attention to bullying issues and to pay attention to the rampant pollution issues. Two thumbs up to this. Congratulations to Luz Agudelo.

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Post by psychopathycathy » 19 May 2017, 17:45

I agree about the forced rhyming but the formatting for this book definitely seems like it would appeal to children.

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Post by Katherine Smith » 19 May 2017, 18:23

I like this book especially because it deals with two issues. The first being bullying and the second being pollution. I believe that bullying is a form of psychological pollution that keeps kids from achieving their potential. I also like that the book had illustrations and that the book looked like it was written on notebook paper. This would be a great book to read out loud to your children. :D

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Post by Spirit Wandering » 19 May 2017, 18:26

Having read the sample, I agree that rhymes and illustrations are very good. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Janetleighgreen » 19 May 2017, 18:38

This looks like a great book. Bullying is horrible, especially now, with cyber bullying. There is a far reach now, and the victims can’t get away from their attackers. I love to see authors go after subjects like this. Maybe some of these younger kids will think twice before doing this to a classmate.

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Post by Mollymae » 19 May 2017, 19:20

Your reviews are always enjoyable. This book sounds like an excellent read. I love that the author picked a very important topic to write about.

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Post by truebookaddict » 19 May 2017, 20:08

I love the idea of a dual message. I wish this would have been around when my boys were younger. It certainly sounds like a helpful book. Thanks for your insightful review!
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Post by Acwoolet » 19 May 2017, 20:08

It sounds very interesting! Thanks for the great review!

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Post by Rachaelamb1 » 19 May 2017, 20:13

Making rhymes flow smoothly is tricky. Dr. Suess was a smart man, but even he had to invent his own words to make smooth sounding rhymes ;)

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Post by AA1495 » 19 May 2017, 20:59

I understand your point about the forced rhyming. Thanks for the honest and well written review.

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Post by Miche Sora » 19 May 2017, 21:09

Great review! Too bad this book wasn't around when I was a kid. Bullies were everywhere, or it sure seemed like it. That's cute that it rhymes.
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Post by raeryn » 19 May 2017, 21:45

Looks a very informative book that's also a great topic to be discussed in children's books. I for one love nice illustration, so this looks like a good read.

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