Friday, November 30, 2007

New review of Why Won't Anyone Play with Me?

Why Won’t Anyone Play With Me?

Joy V. Smith
PublishAmerica (2007)
ISBN 9781424186341
Reviewed by Noah Phenis (age 8) for Reader Views (11/07)

“Why Won’t Anyone Play With Me?” is a short book written by Joy V. Smith for young kids to enjoy.  The images in this story were done by Andrea Gradidge in a cute and fuzzy manner.  The illustrations go right along with the story and help a child to see what is happening.

This story was written to help teach children a lesson in life.  Joy V. Smith did a pretty good job teaching us that sometimes you need to learn how to play other people’s games, so they can get more enjoyment out of it and maybe they will learn to play your games too.

The story uses six animal characters to play out a day’s event.  Four of these loveable characters are included in the back of the book as cutouts to play along with during the story, providing hands-on learning and getting the listener involved in the lesson.

I would like to see the author write more stories like this in a series to help teach other life lessons to young children.  I would recommend “Why Won’t Anyone Play With Me?” to anyone with small children who are still learning their way in the social world.

I thought this book was cute because I like kittens, frogs, turtles and salamanders which are used instead of people to tell the story.  As a young child myself, I can relate to the difficulty Kallie Kitten has with making new friends and learning how to do so.

5.0 out of 5 stars Cute Book, November 28, 2007
By  Reader Views "" (Austin, Texas)

Reviewed by Noah Phenis (age 8) for Reader Views (11/07)

You can find the book at: Why Won't Anyone Play with Me?: Books: Joy V. Smith

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