TITLE: James Reading Rescue
AUTHOR: Dianna Wilson Sirkovsky
ILLUSTRATOR: Sara Casilda
PUBLISHER: Clavis, 2021
SYNOPSIS: “James struggles with reading and misses recess to practice. To cheer himself up, he visits the cat rescue shelter and befriends Ghost, the cat in the box. But Ghost isn’t quite ready to make friends! As his reading improves, James learns that kindness and perseverance can have unexpected rewards and that having a furry friend is the best gift of all.”
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : According to a study by the IRIS Center and supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, nearly 40% of school age children are classified as “struggling readers”. Author, Dianna Wilson Sirkovsky, shines a light on this issue in a delightful way with her picture book, JAMES READING RESCUE. In her story Jack, a struggling reader, decides to practice his reading skills by visiting the local animal shelter and sharing his books with the cats there. Through the three P’s…persistence, patience, and practice…Jack not only improves his reading skills, but gains a new friend along the way! 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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