Review by Dahmy 10 -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

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Review by Dahmy 10 -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

Post by Dahmy 10 » 15 Jul 2018, 09:30

[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 written by R.D. Base is a well articulated storybook for little children. It is the description of an extraordinary boy who likes to do ordinary things. These ordinary things are activities we carry out daily.

The purpose of this book is to help a very little child imbibe a very healthy reading lifestyle. This book is specifically for young children between the ages of 2 to 4 years and not for the older ones. The words written therein are very simple therefore this set of children would grasp easily. It is very well detailed with bright and colourful graphics. Parents are expected to aid the child’s reading by reading out to him/her and compel him/her to repeat what is being read.

Some things caught my interest even though this book isn’t for my age range. The first thing is the purpose that inspired R.D. Base to write this – to create a great reading culture for children while they are still at a tender age, this I must say is an awesome feat. The second interesting quality about this book is its articulation. Opening the book already makes it very pellucid who it was written for. The very simple grammar and awesome pictures all point to the fact that it’s a little child’s book.

The contents of this beautiful book are things the child can easily relate with. Owing to the fact that the book is about things we do everyday the child wouldn’t find it hard to grasp. It is for this reason I believe the book will drive its message home. Therefore apart from inculcating an amazing reading habit in the child, I believe the book strives to ensure the child knows what he/she ought to do on a daily basis. This book has the potential of building habits and even hobbies in the little child.

I rate Toni The Superhero 4 out of 4 stars because it is perfect in its own way. The book has a very limited audience but that doesn’t mean it deserves a lower rating. I say that it is for the little child and the adult who wants his/her interest this therefore engages two kinds of audiences. Combining words and pictures together endowed it with the power needed to effectively teach the child. There is not one grammatical error in this book. The only omission I noticed was the absence of Toni in a particular picture – I am not bending my rating because of this though, I doubt the little child would mind. Let me end this review by relaying what I believe is the most outstanding quality of this book – its storyline. Portraying Toni as a superhero who engages in ordinary things has so much lessons to teach.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 16 Jul 2018, 16:06

Did you read this book one page at a time or with the images side by side like they would be in a physical book? It makes a difference. The illustrations make more sense when you view them side by side, especially the image of Toni and the cat in the tree.

Nice review. It's a cute book. I think children will like collecting Toni's stories as Base continues to write.

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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 16 Jul 2018, 22:57

This sounds like a sweet little book. I love when little ones first start to read. It's amazing watching their eyes light up when they make the connection between the word and the world around them.

Using a superhero to show everyday activities is a great idea. It shows that superheroes are people too.

Thank you for your insightful review. đź’•

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Post by Dahmy 10 » 18 Jul 2018, 11:42

kfwilson6 wrote: ↑
16 Jul 2018, 16:06
Did you read this book one page at a time or with the images side by side like they would be in a physical book? It makes a difference. The illustrations make more sense when you view them side by side, especially the image of Toni and the cat in the tree.

Nice review. It's a cute book. I think children will like collecting Toni's stories as Base continues to write.
You're definitely right about that, I love your choice of word, 'cute'... It's indeed amazing with the pictures. Thanks once again for your time!

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Post by Dahmy 10 » 18 Jul 2018, 11:44

Tiny_Turtle wrote: ↑
16 Jul 2018, 22:57
This sounds like a sweet little book. I love when little ones first start to read. It's amazing watching their eyes light up when they make the connection between the word and the world around them.

Using a superhero to show everyday activities is a great idea. It shows that superheroes are people too.

Thank you for your insightful review. đź’•
Like Beyoncé inferred in a song she featured on, every extraordinary man is still a man. Thanks so much for your time!!

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