Books I have authored.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mr. Waldorf Travels to the Mysterious China by By Barbara Terry, Beth Ann Stifflemire and Vladimir Kirichenko

As picture books for children go this offers more than just a pleasant reading experience.   This is the beginning of a series and said series provides information and education in a very entertaining and painless manner.   In addition, the oft used but still extremely effective act of, including a lost or hidden object turns the reading experience into a game, in this case Mr Waldorf's spectacles.

This specific book deals with a visit to China where Mr. Waldorf, a walking upright and talking Golden Labrador, discovers the sights and sounds of travel.  Not many children's books entice me to Goggle aspects of the book.   I was unfamiliar with River Dolphins and was sadden to discover that they are functionally extinct according to the World Wide Fund for Nature.  I also did not know that the Yangtze River was the longest river in Asia.   Fun facts encourage kids to read and research more.

Another feature that I particularly like is that the authors infuse the love of reading into Mr. Waldorf's character.  Encouraging children to read should be a goal of every author. 

I recommend the book.

Web: book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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