Review by Cotwani -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

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Re: Review by Cotwani -- Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

Post by Bonnie Shelby » 06 Aug 2018, 16:37

Loved your review! Very detailed and insightful. If I had a little kid to shop for, I'd definitely buy this one :)

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Post by Jgideon » 06 Aug 2018, 22:38

This is indeed a great review. The choice of colors is great for children books. I love the book.

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Post by Shrabastee » 08 Aug 2018, 01:59

Your review does not only include an impressive account of the book but also research data on consumer choice! Also, I like the details you provided on how this book can be just perfect for the intended age group and which skills it may help to develop. This review will undoubtedly help the parents and other potential buyers to make the right choice. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Sunnyroyish » 11 Aug 2018, 11:01

I think it's a great book for kids. It's not a typical superhero strory where the main focus of the story is the superpowers of the hero. Your review was really insightful and I really appreciate your work.
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Post by Cotwani » 13 Aug 2018, 02:28

Thanks Paul78 for your feedback. Actually I had never reviewed a children's book before so I did a little research on what parents look for in a children's book. That's how I bumped into the research!
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Post by Cotwani » 13 Aug 2018, 02:30

Bonnie Shelby wrote: ↑
06 Aug 2018, 16:37
Loved your review! Very detailed and insightful. If I had a little kid to shop for, I'd definitely buy this one :)
Thanks Bonnie for stopping by and for your positive feedback. Yeah, it's a great children's book!
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Post by Cotwani » 13 Aug 2018, 02:33

Jgideon wrote: ↑
06 Aug 2018, 22:38
This is indeed a great review. The choice of colors is great for children books. I love the book.
Thanks Jgideon for reading my review and giving feedback. The book is a gem!
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Post by Cotwani » 13 Aug 2018, 02:40

Shrabastee wrote: ↑
08 Aug 2018, 01:59
Your review does not only include an impressive account of the book but also research data on consumer choice! Also, I like the details you provided on how this book can be just perfect for the intended age group and which skills it may help to develop. This review will undoubtedly help the parents and other potential buyers to make the right choice. Thanks for the review!
Thanks for taking time to read my review and giving feedback. I truly appreciate.
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Post by Cotwani » 13 Aug 2018, 03:51

Sunnyroyish wrote: ↑
11 Aug 2018, 11:01
I think it's a great book for kids. It's not a typical superhero strory where the main focus of the story is the superpowers of the hero. Your review was really insightful and I really appreciate your work.
Yes the book focuses more on everyday activities than super hero stunts. Thanks for stopping by and giving feedback.
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Post by Nma26 » 29 Aug 2018, 08:38

One can be a hero by doing simple house chores.I like the way the author redefines the term 'hero'.Thanks for the etailed review.

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Post by Cotwani » 15 Sep 2018, 16:33

Nma26 wrote: ↑
29 Aug 2018, 08:38
One can be a hero by doing simple house chores.I like the way the author redefines the term 'hero'.Thanks for the etailed review.
Thanks for taking time to read and giving feedback!
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Post by Lunastella » 17 Sep 2018, 12:18

A 2011 survey examining consumer attitudes towards purchasing children’s books reveals that close to 80% of the book purchases are not planned. Of these, 40% are pure impulse! It is almost as if R. D. Base was targeting this enormous proportion of children’s books purchasers in Toni the Superhero! To begin with, she ensures she captures the attention of her audience by a captivating cover picture of a happy Tony in his superhero outfit, with his paraphernalia. Next, she sustains her audience’s attention by fast-tracking Toni’s fun-filled ordinary activities. Being an educational children’s book, the book dwells on life lessons that reinforce positive habits in young children.
I didn’t know that but it’s very interesting! I totally agree that the book is very attractive and it’s an aspect that’s often overlooked in some adult’s books but it’s important to get the attention of the reader and get him to try a great product.
I only wish the book had more of Toni’s superhero activities, to affirm to the children that he really is a superhero. But then again, maybe the lack thereof, of much superhero action provides an opportunity for the child or parent to create his/her own superhero stunts for Toni.
Yes, I find this a little strange and I’m not sure if it’s intentional. Maybe the author will approach Toni’s superheroic aspect in another book, or maybe, as you say, it’s up to the reader and the parent to fill that gap an let the imagination fly.

I loved to read your perspective on this book and I think you add very interesting data, thank you!

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Post by Cotwani » 18 Sep 2018, 23:33

Thanks for the great input! I agree having the reader and parents fill in the gap of Toni's super hero stunts gives the book unlimited side dramas!
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Post by LaurenHaupt » 19 Sep 2018, 22:48

It had cute pictures. The pages were colorful. I think a lot of kids will enjoy it. Great review!
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Post by Cotwani » 21 Sep 2018, 01:06

LaurenHaupt wrote: ↑
19 Sep 2018, 22:48
It had cute pictures. The pages were colorful. I think a lot of kids will enjoy it. Great review!
Yeah, the pictures were really cute. Thanks for reading and giving feedback.
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