Goliath’s Secret by Bonnie Feuer

Expected publication: May 15th 2013 by The Connecticut Press
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My thoughts on this book:
Loved this book. I look for two main things in a children’s book. 1. will it be entertaining? 2. Will it teach my children something valuable? This book did both. The illustrations are beautiful and colorful and really match the story well. This story gives children the opportunity to learn about animals that they might not have otherwise known anything about.

Portions of this book are told in rhyme and it makes it really fun to read aloud. I like that the author used a variety of different animals to tell her story and that of the Goliath frog. The animal characters are compassionate and kind to one another and end up learning the lesson that everyone is not built the same way. I think this is an important lesson for children to learn, and the author does an exemplary job of showing rather than telling.

I am excited to add this to my children’s book collection and share it with my children. I would recommend this to anyone that has children in their life. I think this would be great for kids of all ages but specifically exciting for children in the 3 to 7 age groups.

This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher the Connecticut press.