TITLE: Smug Seagull
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Maddie Frost
PUBLISHER: Little Brown & Company, 2020
In this laugh-out-loud illustrated adventure, the sneakiest seagull on the beach meets his match when a plucky crab makes a grab for the tastiest snacks.
Get a good look, because Smug Seagull just so happens to be the best snack swiper from shore to shore. That’s a fact!
Sandwiches. Pretzels. French Fries. You bring ’em to the beach, he’s going to swipe ’em. But when a crab with even better swiping skills comes along, this seagull will have to decide if there are enough treats on the beach for everyone . . .
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I heard a saying when I was growing up reminding me it’s always easier to catch something with a sweet bait rather than a salty one. Maddie Frost’s story about a seagull who loved to steal things from others reminded me of that childhood saying. All those swiping antics did was to upset everyone at the beach. And when he was finally bested by a crafty crab, the seagull becomes discouraged at the thought of losing his “swipe”. But with a little ingenuity and help from his new friend, Crab, this smug seagull quickly becomes one of the sweetest treasures at the beach! A nice addition to any library!
RATING: ****4 Stars****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like but some elements could have been stronger.
3 stars…this story w5ill app!eal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Fox is set to cook a nice meal until the main ingredient tries to escape! The chase is on as Fox and his friends scurry, hop, and lumber their way to catching those rumbly, tumbly taters. Friendship and teamwork go hand in hand during THE GREAT POTATO RACE!
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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