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Official Review: Miss Kate's Very Very Special Class Proj...

Post by kandscreeley » 30 Jul 2018, 11:06

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Miss Kate's Very Very Special Class Project" by Lori Buckland.]
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Miss Kate has a very, very special class project in store for her students. She wants them to learn more about good deeds. She gives them a bracelet with beads that they can slide over when they do a good deed for someone else. Their homework is to be able to slide all 6 beads to the middle of the bracelet by the next day. Will the children be able to complete this project? What good deeds will they chose to do?

Miss Kate's Very, Very Special Class Project has a great moral to share with all of us. The book would be appropriate for children in grades 1 and 2. It would, also, work well in a read aloud fashion for children younger than first grade.

There are several important elements for a good children's book, in my opinion. A good, strong lesson to learn, great illustrations to engage a child's mind, perfect grammar and editing so as to not confuse kids that are still learning the rules and diverse characters. I'm glad to say that this book meets all my expectations for a great children's book.

The illustrations are well-done. I thought that they were bright and colorful enough for everyone to enjoy. They look hand-drawn which I feel is better for children than computer generated as it helps them to feel good about their own abilities.

I enjoyed not only that this story teaches children a great lesson (some adults could still use a lesson in good deeds), but the diversity of the characters was nice to see as well. The skin tones in the drawings had a wide range of colors - not just black and white. The names, too, were not just the usual Jack and Sue. There was a Timmy, but there was also a Sonal and a Miguel. Thus, there is an unwritten theme of working together no matter your race, gender or color. This MUST be taught from a young age.

While I received a .pdf copy to view, this is one that might be worth buying in a hardback format. The hard copy of the book comes with the bracelet discussed in the book. Children could then do the project right along with the characters in the story! I love this interactive element. There is also a space in the book for a coloring project that Miss Kate mentions. To me, this is worth the extra cost.

Overall, I really enjoyed Miss Kate's Very, Very Special Class Project. There was so much to look at and so much to learn. The grammar was impeccable as I found absolutely no mistakes. I easily rate this book 4 out of 4 stars and recommend it to anyone with children up to the second grade.

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Post by Fuzaila » 31 Jul 2018, 02:36

I love the concept of the book and I loved reading your thoughts on it. It is important for kids to learn in an interactive manner and I agree, mingling with kids of different ages must be taught at a very young age indeed. I love how the hardback copy comes with the bracelet. Would make for an interactive lesson for children! Thank you for the review. :)
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Post by Cecilia_L » 31 Jul 2018, 04:07

As a parent, I appreciate books that have a hands-on approach like the bracelet you described in your review. I know it will appeal to the recommended audience as well. Great review!

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Post by kandscreeley » 31 Jul 2018, 08:50

Fuzaila wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 02:36
I love the concept of the book and I loved reading your thoughts on it. It is important for kids to learn in an interactive manner and I agree, mingling with kids of different ages must be taught at a very young age indeed. I love how the hardback copy comes with the bracelet. Would make for an interactive lesson for children! Thank you for the review. :)
Thanks for commenting! It really was such a fabulously well-written book.
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Post by kandscreeley » 31 Jul 2018, 08:51

Cecilia_L wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 04:07
As a parent, I appreciate books that have a hands-on approach like the bracelet you described in your review. I know it will appeal to the recommended audience as well. Great review!
Thanks! I thought it was a genius idea myself!
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Post by Rosemary Khathibe » 31 Jul 2018, 11:29

My younger sister will definitely love this book, not to mention the fact that it comprises lessons on how to be a good person. Thanks for your enchanting review.

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Post by kandscreeley » 31 Jul 2018, 11:38

Rosemary Khathibe wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 11:29
My younger sister will definitely love this book, not to mention the fact that it comprises lessons on how to be a good person. Thanks for your enchanting review.
Thank you for commenting! Sounds like it'd be a good book for her. :D
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Post by Kat Berg » 31 Jul 2018, 14:58

This book sounds great! And it is, as you have said, especially significant that it contains no errors. I love that there are (finally) starting to be more and more books with diversity. Thanks for the review.

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Post by kandscreeley » 31 Jul 2018, 15:01

Kat Berg wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 14:58
This book sounds great! And it is, as you have said, especially significant that it contains no errors. I love that there are (finally) starting to be more and more books with diversity. Thanks for the review.
I know! And, I didn't want to mention everything, but there was even more diversity than I mentioned in the review! Thanks for commenting.
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Post by AmySmiles » 01 Aug 2018, 07:22

Wow, sounds like a great book for children. I like that the hard back actually comes with the bracelet. I hope that teachers will make this part of their curriculum this could be very beneficial. Thanks for the great review!
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Post by kandscreeley » 01 Aug 2018, 07:35

AmySmiles wrote:
01 Aug 2018, 07:22
Wow, sounds like a great book for children. I like that the hard back actually comes with the bracelet. I hope that teachers will make this part of their curriculum this could be very beneficial. Thanks for the great review!
It would definitely be a great book for a kindergarten classroom. It could even be a craft for the children to create their own bracelets. Thanks for your comment.
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Post by Bonnie Shelby » 01 Aug 2018, 13:49

Awesome review! Sounds like a fun book for kids, with an important lesson added in.

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Post by Rosemary Wright » 01 Aug 2018, 14:01

The book seems like a well-written and good one for kids. It'll be very useful. Thanks for the thorough and interesting review.

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Post by kandscreeley » 01 Aug 2018, 14:07

Bonnie Shelby wrote:
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Awesome review! Sounds like a fun book for kids, with an important lesson added in.
Absolutely! Thanks for commenting.
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Post by kandscreeley » 01 Aug 2018, 14:09

Rosemary Wright wrote:
01 Aug 2018, 14:01
The book seems like a well-written and good one for kids. It'll be very useful. Thanks for the thorough and interesting review.
Thanks. Good children's books are hard to find sometimes.
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