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
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: http://waldorfpublishing.com/category/childrens/This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.