- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2477 KB
- Print Length: 23 pages
- Publisher: KiteReaders (3 Mar. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009EIK4YQ
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #880,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Donuts - Free Audio Book Inside: ---- an illustrated story about a squirrel, his wish, and a loyal friendship. (Preschool children's book, Bedtime stories, Picture book) Kindle Edition
|Length: 23 pages|
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The book has great illustrations, and of course a great rhyming scheme and hidden lesson. For some reason, my 5 year old son didn't get as involved with this book as much as he usually does with books by this author. Maybe it was a little much for him to take in, not sure, but will give it a try again a little later. He did like the idea of having a donut tree, which I would agree would be a great tree to own.
Originally posted on The Mystical World of Book Reviews
For ages four and up children will enjoy and be entertained by the story of Merl the squirrel and the beautiful illustrations that accompany the story. For children who like been read to, or who are beginning to read Julia Dweck stories are sure to capture a child's imagination and start a life long interest in books.
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This colorful children's story starts out Merl the squirrel and he's the last one. He wishes for a nut to grow on the oak tree....
He is so hungry just eating leaves and grass and he meets a man sitting on the bench with a donut. Before he knew it the crumbs made a donut tree and everybody came to see it.
The acorns flew one day and spelled out a special word!
Some words are difficult to see because the background color is too near the color of the font. Also not able to click to magnify the pages.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
This tale continues through a few seasonal changes, and crowds of onlookers. The story really has no purpose other than to entertain children, and the artful illustrations certainly help in that regard. It is a cute story, and ideally suited for preschool aged children. I recommend this for kids up to perhaps first or second grade, at which time they should be reading it to themselves. They will appreciate the tale for its accompanying illustrations, which virtually tell the story themselves.
This book is written in rhyme. The illustrations by Adam Duff are some of the most beautiful that I have ever seen. Though some of the events in the story line are a bit far fetched, the story lessons are good ones. Older preschoolers and primary grade children will love this book.
Merl, the last of the squirrels, lives alone in a land devoid of trees. All the trees have been chopped down. Luckily, he makes a magical wish on a lone acorn & delights when a tree grows. But, Merl’s tree has no fruit or nuts on it. After a visit to the park, Merl is given a donut by a friendly man. Not exactly the kind of nut you’d think a squirrel would want, is it?
However, Merl discovers what I’ve known for decades- donuts are awesome! When crumbs fall all around, the tree begins to bloom. Like no oak tree before it, it grows donuts. When word spreads to other animals, Merl’s desolate world becomes over packed with visitors. Can Merl balance his new found food with the overpopulation around him?
Filled with fantastic art provided by Adam Duff, Julia Dweck provides us with the wholesome entertainment we’ve come to expect from her. She has an unbelievable talent to capture our hearts & minds through her writing. My kids adore her work & yours will too. In each story, she provides a strong lead character, like Merl, who has a will to survive, never gives up, & has a solid moral compass. I recommend her work highly.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.