children’s literature

Review of ‘The Amazing Adventures of Toby the Trilby’

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Toby is a 12-year-old boy who was created in a bunker by a group of scientists who accidentally gave him ears and a tail. They call him a Trilby. He’s not sure what he is; does he have a soul, what does the sun look like, and is there anyone outside the bunker.

The Amazing Adventures of Toby the Trilby by Angela Castillo is a heartwarming tale that will appeal to readers of all ages, although it’s intended for teens and young adults. The author’s descriptions, setting and characters, as Toby sets out on the adventure of his young life, will make you think about the meaning of life in ways you probably never thought possible.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it five stars.

Review of ‘Little Chickadee’

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“I write, write, write all day long,” says the little Chickadee. Another great book for the little ones – either to read if they’re first readers, or to have read to them. ‘Little Chickadee’ by Scott Gordon is another book for children by an author who understands what appeals to kids. The little chickadee is missing someone, and he writes every day, but gets no answer. Finally, one day his answer comes–and, it will be a surprise. Another four-star book from a great children’s author.