Review by Nimat87 -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

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Review by Nimat87 -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

Post by Nimat87 » 14 Jun 2018, 08:40

[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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Children are deeply influenced by stories of superheroes and would often try to copy 'superpowers' portrayed by them. Toni is a superhero with a twist; he loves to play, read, draw and help out with chores around the house. These are a few of his 'superpowers'.

Toni the Superherois a fun illustration book written for young children from 0 to 4 years old. In this book, we are transported into Toni's world of transforming everyday activities into extraordinary feats, which he enjoys so much that he never loses his wide smile from the first page to the last page. The first page introduces Toni wearing ordinary clothes, but he assumes a superhero status as he begins to perform simple activities. On each page, Toni performs an activity that is both good for him and for others; he plays with his friends, helps to sweep the floor, eats his fruits and vegetables, and sleeps when it is bedtime. With the coming of technology and other distractions, It's hard to see children playing together outside nowadays, so I liked the fact that Toni was usually outdoors with his friends during many of these activities.

I was particularly impressed by the illustrations in Toni the Superhero. They are large, colorful and well-drawn. Each picture occupies a whole page, with a very short sentence describing it. The sentences are also simple to understand. Young children can easily comprehend the individual words, which are usually repeated in different parts of the book for maximum retention.

I think this is an excellent book for the reinforcement of simple, yet important, values like friendship, selflessness, and healthy habits. It teaches children that doing ordinary things can transform them into extrordinary superheroes.

One minor error I noticed was that a part of the picture depicting Toni rescuing animals was mixed up with the page illustrating Toni reading. I hope this can be easily corrected as it may be confusing for a young reader. Other than that, I absolutely loved every bit of the book.

Since this is a book teaching children to read and make correct sentences, I'm pleased to say that Toni the Superhero is devoid of grammatical errors. It was also eye-catching and interesting to read. Therefore I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book to parents who have young children and want to instill the love for reading in them from a young age.

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Post by gen_g » 15 Jun 2018, 03:28

Thanks for the detailed review! It is indeed great when a children's book has no grammatical errors.

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Post by Dolor » 15 Jun 2018, 21:25

An error-free illustration book which teaches children that doing ordinary things can transform them into extrordinary superheroes is helpful to the parents with kids and the nursery teachers. This may not be the usual genre I like, but I will recommend this to my sister who has little cuties. Thanks for the detailed review.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 16 Jun 2018, 01:31

Illustration of this book are absolutely fine. And it will serve as an entertainment and learning tool. Thanks for your thorough review.
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Post by Cotwani » 16 Jun 2018, 09:44

I like the fact that children are taught this early to look at playing, reading, drawing and help out with chores around the house as 'superpowers'. Sounds an exciting adventure for them.

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Post by Nimat87 » 18 Jun 2018, 00:32

gen_g wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 03:28
Thanks for the detailed review! It is indeed great when a children's book has no grammatical errors.
Yes, it is. Thank you for taking time to comment.
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Post by Nimat87 » 18 Jun 2018, 00:35

Dolor wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 21:25
An error-free illustration book which teaches children that doing ordinary things can transform them into extrordinary superheroes is helpful to the parents with kids and the nursery teachers. This may not be the usual genre I like, but I will recommend this to my sister who has little cuties. Thanks for the detailed review.
You should definitely do that. Thanks for the comment.
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Post by Nimat87 » 18 Jun 2018, 00:39

Sarah Tariq wrote:
16 Jun 2018, 01:31
Illustration of this book are absolutely fine. And it will serve as an entertainment and learning tool. Thanks for your thorough review.
The illustrations are one of my favourite aspects of the book, and it certainly does inspire learning in a fun manner. Thanks for commenting.
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Post by Nimat87 » 18 Jun 2018, 00:44

Cotwani wrote:
16 Jun 2018, 09:44
I like the fact that children are taught this early to look at playing, reading, drawing and help out with chores around the house as 'superpowers'. Sounds an exciting adventure for them.
Absolutely! This is another aspect of the book I really appreciated; teaching children simple positive values using a popularly admired character (a superhero). Thanks for your comment.
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Post by Helen_Combe » 18 Jun 2018, 02:10

Great review. I loved the book too. As you say, it’s full of activities required for a healthy lifestyle.
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Post by JR Mercier » 18 Jun 2018, 07:16

This sounds so cute! And I love that his 'superpowers' are so selfless and something little kids can do. Such a good idea. Thank you for the review.
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Post by Nimat87 » 18 Jun 2018, 08:17

Helen_Combe wrote:
18 Jun 2018, 02:10
Great review. I loved the book too. As you say, it’s full of activities required for a healthy lifestyle.
Thanks for your kind comment!
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Post by Nimat87 » 18 Jun 2018, 08:19

JR Mercier wrote:
18 Jun 2018, 07:16
This sounds so cute! And I love that his 'superpowers' are so selfless and something little kids can do. Such a good idea. Thank you for the review.
Definitely a great idea! Thanks for taking time to read and comment.
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Post by meadhbh » 21 Jun 2018, 22:15

I really enjoyed this book as well! A very cute and fun way to get kids interested in reading, while also teaching them a valuable lesson. I think it probably works better in printed form, rather than ebook.

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Post by Nimat87 » 22 Jun 2018, 02:48

meadhbh wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 22:15
I really enjoyed this book as well! A very cute and fun way to get kids interested in reading, while also teaching them a valuable lesson. I think it probably works better in printed form, rather than ebook.
That's a good observation. Thanks for commenting.
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