Review by Sarah Tariq -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

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Review by Sarah Tariq -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

Post by Sarah Tariq » 03 May 2018, 10:22

[Following is a volunteer review of "Toni the Superhero" by R.D. Base.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Toni the Superhero is a lovely story-picture book for children by R.D. Base. In this book, Toni- the protagonist character- loves to accomplish extraordinary tasks. This captivating character would engage children from start to end. This book is the first installment in “Toni the Superhero” series. You will find much more about Toni’s adventurous nature in later books.

This 30 pages colorful book contains the series of pictures which show Toni as a ‘superman’ performing different challenging tasks. Simple repetitive sentences with each picture depict the complete actions of Toni in illustrative form. We see him as reading books, rescuing animals, playing with friends, drawing pictures, helping his mother in household work, and many other trivial tasks which Toni performs fondly. We witness him wearing superman’s dress to express his superhero nature. This energetic character would be very inspiring and gripping for children. Basically, the book has been designed for young kids, with an age bracket of zero to four, who do not know how to read.

The most appealing element for me in this book is the vivid and colorful graphics with a simple sentence to describe each picture. Parents can read this book to kids, and children can easily understand the whole story through simple sentences. This will develop their interest in reading books. And this is what the author aims for this book. It is essentially an introductory book and after reading the first book it will increase the curiosity in children to read the other books in series. The author has quoted all the healthy and important tasks which are important for healthy brought up of a child. If parents properly explain this character, children will love to follow it as they like to be called a “superhero.”

One thing I dislike that the author has only mentioned the Toni’s “likes” and not the “dislikes.” In my view, the author should have included both the likes and dislikes to depict Toni’s personality as a whole. Moreover, the font size used in sentences is relatively small and at some places, it just mixes within a picture. So the author should revise it so that children could recognize it properly.

In a nutshell, Toni the Superhero is a useful learning and entertaining tool for children. It can help them to develop reading habit through this neat, symmetrical and colorful picture book. Though it contains some faults, however owing to its potential to teach children; I would happily rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. The book is well-edited. I would recommend this book to all interested parents who want to develop reading habit in their children. Moreover, I would also recommend this book for Montessori classes, where teachers can teach small kids about lovely tasks which Toni performs.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 05 May 2018, 09:30

Nice review, I enjoyed the book as well and also gave it 4 stars.
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Post by Nmadinachi Egwim » 05 May 2018, 09:38

Lovely review. The target audience will be sure to find it entertaining! Well done
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Post by Nmadinachi Egwim » 05 May 2018, 09:39

Lovely review. The target audience will be sure to find it entertaining! Well done

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 05 May 2018, 09:46

Helen_Combe wrote:
05 May 2018, 09:30
Nice review, I enjoyed the book as well and also gave it 4 stars.
Thank you so much Helen for your comments.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 05 May 2018, 11:02

Nmadinachi Egwim wrote:
05 May 2018, 09:38
Lovely review. The target audience will be sure to find it entertaining! Well done
Thanks for your feedback.
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Post by Lu_rire » 05 May 2018, 14:45

Interesting review. I have also reviewed this book but I didn't see Toni's superhero identity through the lens you used. Thanks for letting me see a different view.

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Post by Bianka Walter » 05 May 2018, 14:51

I also thought the graphics were great :) Loved the colours.
Thanks for the super review.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 06 May 2018, 00:04

Lu_rire wrote:
05 May 2018, 14:45
Interesting review. I have also reviewed this book but I didn't see Toni's superhero identity through the lens you used. Thanks for letting me see a different view.
Thanks for your feedback.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 06 May 2018, 11:51

Bianka Walter wrote:
05 May 2018, 14:51
I also thought the graphics were great :) Loved the colours.
Thanks for the super review.
Thanks for your feedback :)
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Post by AbbyGNelson » 07 May 2018, 16:24

I liked the part where you talked about including dislikes as well. I agree that that would be a great way to make the character more realistic and show that it is ok to not like absolutely everything.

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Post by melissy370 » 07 May 2018, 16:27

I have nephews who love superheroes and I think they would like this book. It is nice that it's educational and entertaining. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 08 May 2018, 00:39

AbbyGNelson wrote:
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I liked the part where you talked about including dislikes as well. I agree that that would be a great way to make the character more realistic and show that it is ok to not like absolutely everything.
Yes, I consider it necessary to present Toni's personality at full length by including both likes and dislikes. Thanks for your feedback.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 08 May 2018, 06:15

melissy370 wrote:
07 May 2018, 16:27
I have nephews who love superheroes and I think they would like this book. It is nice that it's educational and entertaining. Thanks for the review.
Sure,it is a good book for entertainment and education. Thanks for your feedback.
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Post by Mildred Tabitha » 09 May 2018, 11:06

I also liked the simplicity of the book. I liked the colors and how the photos were displayed. Thanks for your well written review
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