AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Nilah Magruder
PUBLISHER: Versify, 2022
SYNOPSIS: “What are you?” “Where are you from?” These are questions this mysterious creature has been asked all her life—and she has no idea how to answer. The rabbit was born from a planter’s hole; the wolf was born from moonlight. All the animals know their origin stories, so why doesn’t the creature now known as Wutaryoo know her own?
Confused and tired of not knowing who she is, Wutaryoo sets off on an adventure to discover her own ancestry. A heartwarming picture book about writing your own story and finding your truth, perfect for kids and recent graduates.”
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I must confess that the title of this book threw me for a loop when I first picked it up. My brain simply couldn’t process the pun and I thought it was some other language. Once I started reading this cute story, I quickly realized the brilliance in this unique title! After reading the story, I thought the “inside” of this book was as adorable as the “outside”. Whimsical illustrations are like icing on the cake for this journey of friendship discovery that will please children of all ages. A great addition to any library!
RATING: ***** 5 Stars *****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal 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!
“Eight-year-old Hailey loved wearing hats! She had a special hat for almost every adventure of the week! But what happens when she runs out of hats? Who will she be then?
HAILEY’S HATS celebrates one child’s imagination, while challenging ALL children to take another look in the mirror to see the fabulous person looking back at them!“
***Ebook on sale now for $2.99! Softcover also available! (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09QXV4NVC/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1)***
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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