Official Review: Growing Up in the Dragonfly Zone

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Official Review: Growing Up in the Dragonfly Zone

Post by JessNWheeler » 05 Jan 2019, 11:54

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Growing Up in the Dragonfly Zone" by Marlana DeMarco Hogan.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The little boy and his dog visit the pond every day searching for a new adventure. Author Marlana DeMarco Hogan tells the relaxing story of a boy and his dog in her work of children’s fiction titled Growing up in the Dragonfly Zone.

There is much to explore in the backyard. The young boy and his dog enjoy playing by the pond and making new discoveries each day. The passage of time brings the change of seasons and new adventures for the two friends. The little boy and his dog enjoy the carefree days as they continue to grow.

This book is skillfully written, organized, and edited. The story is told with simple and understandable language. There is one grammar error in the text, but this error caused no distraction. The story comfortably flows from one scene to the next making it pleasant to read, and it is sure to inspire young imaginations. This book would be a great bedtime story for children as it has a calm and relaxing tone. Children ages eight to ten would enjoy reading this book, and children ages three to seven would enjoy having an adult read this story to them.

Illustrations are a vital part of any children’s book. The illustrations in this book breathe life into the story. Each picture is beautifully colored and very well executed. Each character's illustration gives them a bright and engaging personality.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. This book is beautifully illustrated. The pictures will engage and delight young readers. This is a well-written story. The examination of passing time creates a nostalgic feeling for the reader. The author’s purpose is clear and presented in an understandable way. Reading this story to or with children will help parents and teachers start conversations about nature, family, and friendship. Furthermore, this is a fun and entertaining story that the entire family can enjoy together.

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Post by Phoebe+alpha » 07 Jan 2019, 06:59

I would really love to read this,my five year old son would be happy too.The book has lots or lesson to learn from.

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Post by nonamer_miss » 07 Jan 2019, 09:29

I like you review and this book seem interesting but I hope you included a lesson children might get from this book.

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Post by kandscreeley » 07 Jan 2019, 11:25

If the cover is any indication, the illustrations are beautiful! Who wouldn't love a story about a boy and his dog? Sounds cute and perfect for children. Thanks so much for the detailed review.
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Post by Jessacardinal » 07 Jan 2019, 13:05

Thank you for such an informative review! I appreciate the mention of appropriate age ranges. Growing Up in the Dragonfly Zone sounds like a beautiful book to be enjoyed by both children and their parents.
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Post by esthersamone » 09 Jan 2019, 06:52

The pictures will engage and delight young readers.
Well put. Any children book without good pictorial is a waste of money and time. Thanks for this review.

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Post by kdstrack » 09 Jan 2019, 16:50

A boy, a dog, a pond - a perfect mix. The characters and the book cover are appealing for young readers. I like your comments about the illustrations and the values taught in the book. This is a motivating review.

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Post by Sweet Psamy » 11 Jan 2019, 08:30

I appreciate the fact that this book had one grammar error.It would ensure that I'm not interrupted when I read it. I want to read this book.

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Post by Mbrooks2518 » 26 Feb 2019, 08:34

My niece and nephew love being outside, so they would enjoy this book. Great review!

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