Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Book Review: The Trotters of Tweeville: Zavis DaMavis by Shirin Zarqa-Lederman

I requested this book from *Netgalley because I thought the cover looked interesting and I needed to add books to the pile of books to read to my son this summer.

The book is about a little boy named Zavis who is basically told by his mother to treat others as he would like to be treated. Zavis of course forgets what his mother said but he still helps everyone he encounters that needs help. At the end of the day he tells his mother all of the people he helped and that he forgot what she had told him. She of course lets him know that he did exactly what she had asked of him

Ok so I liked the moral of the story. I like that Zavis helped people without thinking about it. He just did the right thing. I liked the rhyming of the book and that the book flowed nicely. ***The  biggest flaws I saw in the book was the pictures where not in proportion to the text. The text took up most of the page while the picture was tiny. There was still lots of room left. I don't know if this had to do with it being a reviewer copy or if the final copy is like this as well. 

My son did well with this and when I talked to him afterwards about the book he immediately understood what they were talking about. He also mentioned how treating others good makes you feel good. He was a bit confused by the pictures since some of the boys seemed to have long hair and he wasn't sure if they were a boy or a girl. I pointed out to him how his hair is getting long and that he is a boy. 

My son put this at a 5 I put it at a 4 star. I'm following my rule (not a hardfast one, I occasionally make exceptions) of rating the books at what my son picks. So 5 out of 5 stars.

*I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion
**This book was read with my special needs son who is severely learning disabled. The review reflects not only my opinion but his as well

 *** I found out that indeed it was because it was a review copy and that this is not a problem for those that purchase the book. Also be sure to check out the Tweevill website at   www.tweevillers.com

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