4 out of 4 stars
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Toni is Terrific! He can fly!.
Toni The Superhero is easily one of the most unique and pleasurable children's books I've ever read. It is a pleasant children's book that dwells on Toni, a young super-powered superhero who enjoys mundane activities.
Written by R.D Base and accompanied with colorful illustrations by the very talented Debbie Hefke, it is narrated in the benign voice that is commonplace in children books and the illustrations are superbly consistent. A mother of three young boys herself, R.D Base understands the desire of children to be superheroes and in Toni The Superhero, she eloquently spreads the message that superheroes can be human too. Human activities like sweeping, or helping around the house are not beyond them.
What I like most about the book is the fun, bright colors. It is guaranteed to draw attention to it. The cover alone which features dear Toni is an attention magnet. Toni is always smiling, even when doing ordinary things. He teaches children to have a positive outlook and interacts happily with his friends. The author successfully places Toni The Superhero in a class of its own with the ease and simplicity of a good story. She proves that less can indeed be more.
However, I do think the book should have been more interactive. The children should be asked questions in a manner reminiscent of children shows like Dora the explorer or Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I would suggest one of those lift-the-flap books, to encourage active participation. Unfortunately, I didn't like the font. It was too small and inconspicuous for a children's book. One would expect big, bold, fonts for a book of it's nature. It would help in teaching children their alphabets, and they could voice the sounds and develop their pronunciation and reading skills.
I recommend the book to every parent/guardian. It is a unique, satisfying story with proper moral guidance for children. The author's use of plain and understandable words ensures that the book achieved its goal and suits the intended audience. I found no mistakes in the book. Children will undoubtedly find Toni a role model worth emulating.
The book offers superb moral instruction for children, encouraging them to be like Toni. Toni is cool, he's a superhero. Little wonder Toni The Superhero is the OnlineBookClub Book of the Month for July 2018. I give Toni The Superhero a well deserved rating of 4 out of 4 stars. Toni is helpful and well-behaved so he'll make the perfect character worthy of hero worship by children. Parents/guardians and children alike will definitely appreciate R.D Base's book, and children everywhere will want to be like Toni The Superhero.
Toni the Superhero
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