Review by Random reader -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

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Review by Random reader -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

Post by Ekta Kumari » 11 Aug 2018, 18:22

[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, written by R.D. Base and illustrated by Debbie Hefke, is a children's book introducing the young ones to a new superhero named 'Toni'. The book starts with establishing the superhero to the readers and proceeds on painting him as a regular child enjoying his everyday adventures. There are beautiful illustrations on every page of the book with a one-liner about Toni's activities. It's a well-written book for educating kids and engaging with them.

I like that the book portrays Toni doing mundane chores, wearing his superhero costume. Toni's personality is not a quintessential one, the one where superheroes only do unusual things which makes it difficult for the reader to connect with the character. Here the superhero is shown doing everything from indoor activities like reading and drawing to outdoor activities like playing with his friends and rescuing animals. He even helps in dusting and sweeping. Packed with its interactive style, this book is sending a very strong message across about the importance of educating essential values to children from a very young age and inculcating healthy habits in them. This book is playing its own part in building up the minds of little ones by providing them with a young superhero to which they can relate and learn from. I particularly loved the illustrations where Toni is pictured taking part in all sorts of activities, and there are specific details in every illustration making it meaningful. 

Not only this book teaches kids to develop good habits from a very young age, but through its wonderful illustrations, also seeks to teach them about the value of being down to earth and helpful to others in spite of having superhero powers and advantages over others. I admire the fact that this book is very straightforward in its approach and very light to read for young readers.

I enjoyed its unique style which makes it extremely easy to comprehend. The only part that I didn't like was the absence of a storyline. I think if this had a storyline it would have been much more engaging for the children. But considering this book is aimed at a very young population, I do believe that this lack of a storyline makes it apt for those children who have just started learning how to read and write.  

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because of its creativity in dealing with complex teachings through basic and easy-to-understand sentences and pictures. There is actually nothing to detest about this book, and I found no errors. I see this book as a medium through which kids can learn not only to read and write simple one line sentences but also learn how to take care of others and oneself through participating in different activities. Parents can also read this to their children to instill good values in them. I highly recommend this book to every parents and adult to buy and give it to children or read it to them. This is the first installment in Toni the Superhero book series, so it seems like the little ones are soon going to get a new unconventional superhero.

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Post by joycechitwa » 13 Aug 2018, 07:13

Great review for an exciting children's book. Children will definitely love to interact with Toni and his relatable superhero character. I like that the sentences are simple and that pictures complement the message that the sentences are relaying. Sounds like a delightful book for children and their caregivers to enjoy together.

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Post by Ekta Kumari » 13 Aug 2018, 10:26

Thank you so much. Yes, I agree with you. Reading with kids is a fun way to complement their learning.

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Post by Ekta Kumari » 30 Sep 2018, 04:24

Fozia-Bajwa wrote: ‚ÜĎ
30 Sep 2018, 04:13
I have read the review of book Toni the Superhero by R.D Base. This story is revolving around a protagonist character of Toni. Toni is playing like a superhero in his imagination but actually he is a child and doing the little activities. It is not a conventional story but an adventure for kids and children. Thanks for your great review Random Reader.
Glad you enjoyed it.

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Post by Cotwani » 30 Sep 2018, 09:03

Having read and reviewed the book too, I agree with your review. Especially this part:
Not only this book teaches kids to develop good habits from a very young age, but through its wonderful illustrations, also seeks to teach them about the value of being down to earth and helpful to others in spite of having superhero powers and advantages over others. I admire the fact that this book is very straightforward in its approach and very light to read for young readers.
It is good for children to learn from an early age not to take advantage of their advantages!! Feel free to check out my review at:
viewtopic.php?f=60&t=77092
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Post by Ekta Kumari » 30 Sep 2018, 16:15

Cotwani wrote: ‚ÜĎ
30 Sep 2018, 09:03
Having read and reviewed the book too, I agree with your review. Especially this part:
Not only this book teaches kids to develop good habits from a very young age, but through its wonderful illustrations, also seeks to teach them about the value of being down to earth and helpful to others in spite of having superhero powers and advantages over others. I admire the fact that this book is very straightforward in its approach and very light to read for young readers.
It is good for children to learn from an early age not to take advantage of their advantages!! Feel free to check out my review at:
viewtopic.php?f=60&t=77092
Thanks for the feedback and an insightful review of the book. :tiphat:

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