TITLE: Norman’s First Day At Dino Day Care
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Sean Julian
PUBLISHER: North South Books, 2020
SYNOPSIS: “It’s Norman’s first day at Dino Day Care. Surely that’s enough reason to feel shy? So Norman does what he does best: he makes himself invisible. But eventually he manages to find his courage…with a little help from a new friend and just a hint of magic.”
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : Author/Illustrator Sean Julian’s cute illustrations make a magical backdrop for this adorable story about one small dinosaur’s first day at a new day care. Young readers will be able to relate to feeling shy around new people and new surroundings. All Norman wants to do is hide. But with a little bit of time and the help of a new friend, Norman finds the courage to give this new adventure a chance! A nice addition to your library!
RATING: ****4 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!
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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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