Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Whiny, Whiny Rhino - children's book review!

It's not often that I get to review children's books, but considering I have two eager readers in my house we have a lot of them! So as soon as I saw an opportunity to review one, I signed right up!

Whiny, Whiny Rhino - McBoop
Whiny Whiny Rhino by McBoop
Can Tiny Tiny Rhino have a fun day?
Or will all of his whining get in the way?

If you've ever been worried to try something new,
then Whiny Whiny Rhino is the book for you!

The story’s message is like the Mark Twain quote, “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” We all get apprehensive when encountering new experiences and this often leads us to avoid ever trying anything new. Just having a little courage to try new things can often lead to a much more exciting and enriching life.

So, we loved this book. Hands down. Not only is the book attractive looking, and the pages a really nice glossy texture, but the illustrations are bright, colorful, and inviting. The story (as outlined by my nine and six year old) is about: 

"A rhino with mean brothers who is scared of doing anything fun. But he wants to do fun things, so he tries. But he's not good at any of it, so he gets upset. But THEN, he decides he's going to try again because he wants to have friends. Then he makes friends and does something fun, even if he didn't mean to fall down the hill. It was still super fun." 

They had a great time reading it, and we had a good time talking about the story and what it means to be adventurous, but also being safe. (Let us not throw ourselves down a hill, mommy's health insurance isn't that great. HA!) 

If you are interested in purchasing the book, you can do that HERE. About the author: McBoop is the creative team of Carmin Iadonisi & Amanda Iadonisi-Word. This father-daughter duo co-wrote and illustrated Whiny Whiny Rhino. They currently live in New England where they enjoy making art, reading comics, playing board games, eating fancy chocolate and whining about the weather. You can connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.

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