Official Review: Mama, Will I Get Wings Too?

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Official Review: Mama, Will I Get Wings Too?

Post by Cecilia_L » 08 Jul 2019, 10:20

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Mama, Will I Get Wings Too?" by Janie Houston.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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"The more you grow, the sooner it will happen. Just wait!"

A baby caterpillar longs to have wings like his mama, the beautiful butterfly. She assures him that he, too, will receive wings someday. As the story continues, he eats his leaves and continues to grow fatter, meeting new friends along the way. The baby caterpillar is tired of waiting, but like his mother, the other insects reassure him that he will get his wings soon. Follow this little caterpillar's journey and discover what happens after his nap in this sweet children's book, Mama, Will I Get Wings Too? by Janie Houston.

This lovely children's book explores the life cycle of a butterfly from a baby caterpillar's perspective. The beautiful watercolor-style illustrations capture the caterpillar, butterfly, bumblebee, wasp, and grasshopper in colorful settings of leafy trees, the cocoon, and flowers. Anyone who has been around young children knows that waiting can be a difficult concept for little ones to grasp. I can see this fun story used as a gentle reminder to teach young readers to "Just wait."

In fact, I particularly like the creative way that the book teaches themes of patience and trust. While patience is the most obvious virtue taught, as the little caterpillar waits for his wings, he also learns to trust the insect authority figures who reassure him. He addresses the friends he encounters as "Mrs. Bumblebee," "Mr. Wasp," and "Mrs. Grasshopper," identifying them as adults. Baby Caterpillar learns that patience is rewarded and that in addition to his mother, he can trust other grown-ups as well.

The only thing I dislike about the book is its lack of consistency pertaining to punctuation. Sadly, I counted 16 errors in this 21-page book. Young readers may not notice the errors on almost every page, but it is important that they see examples of consistently capitalized names and correct punctuation. For this reason, I rate the book 3 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to young readers, parents, grandparents, and teachers.

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Post by Ekta Kumari » 10 Jul 2019, 01:44

I love children's books that have beautiful illustrations and an engaging concept. And this sounds just about right. Teaching kids the importance of patience and trust from a tender age may result in a wise adult. Thank you for reviewing the book. I'll add this to my list.
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Post by carolpnacu » 10 Jul 2019, 05:25

Children books is not only for a Childrens or kids,it also for everyone..Childrne books give us knowledge and lessons in love.Baby cateerpillar is like a young boy or girl who'se tired for waiting,and like to be grow faster.The main lesson of this enjoy every minute of your life and Time is Gold

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Post by Cecilia_L » 10 Jul 2019, 07:27

Ekta Kumari wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 01:44
I love children's books that have beautiful illustrations and an engaging concept. And this sounds just about right. Teaching kids the importance of patience and trust from a tender age may result in a wise adult. Thank you for reviewing the book. I'll add this to my list.
Thanks for your comment, Ekta.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 10 Jul 2019, 07:28

carolpnacu wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 05:25
Children books is not only for a Childrens or kids,it also for everyone..Childrne books give us knowledge and lessons in love.Baby cateerpillar is like a young boy or girl who'se tired for waiting,and like to be grow faster.The main lesson of this enjoy every minute of your life and Time is Gold
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Post by TIOJFORLIFE » 10 Jul 2019, 08:18

According to the review, this book kinda sounds boring for a kid's book. I wouldnt honestly get.

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Post by Mangata » 10 Jul 2019, 09:00

Sounds like an educative book about building patience. I hope the editing gets improved. I do consider an important element in a children's book. Thank you for your lovely review!

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Post by sarahmarlowe » 10 Jul 2019, 10:14

This sounds like a lovely book, one that would be great for home or school. Like you, I would love to see the errors corrected before recommending it. Thanks for the review!
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Post by kdstrack » 10 Jul 2019, 17:02

I love the cover picture! Your review makes the rest of the illustrations seem like they are similar and equally impressive. The book has a beautiful message. Thanks for the motivating review.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 10 Jul 2019, 17:53

Mangata wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 09:00
Sounds like an educative book about building patience. I hope the editing gets improved. I do consider an important element in a children's book. Thank you for your lovely review!
Thank you, Mangata.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 10 Jul 2019, 17:54

sarahmarlowe wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 10:14
This sounds like a lovely book, one that would be great for home or school. Like you, I would love to see the errors corrected before recommending it. Thanks for the review!
Thank you, Sarah.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 10 Jul 2019, 17:54

kdstrack wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 17:02
I love the cover picture! Your review makes the rest of the illustrations seem like they are similar and equally impressive. The book has a beautiful message. Thanks for the motivating review.
Thank you. :tiphat:

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Post by Angelicaacunaa » 11 Jul 2019, 16:54

It’s a very beautiful book and has wonderful message, other then that you can work on the grammar a little better.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 11 Jul 2019, 19:14

Angelicaacunaa wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 16:54
It’s a very beautiful book and has wonderful message, other then that you can work on the grammar a little better.
Thanks for your comment.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 12 Jul 2019, 17:49

Patience and trust are virtues we all need. I even think adults need more of those two virtues than kids do. That's why Jesus exalts children. But I digress. I have a hangover from my last review book.

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