Though I love reviewing children's books, being summer I have an overabundance of children running around and thought it might be great fun to let them review it. Firstly, they were really excited to have a chance to help out with 'Aunt Maymay's reviews' :) Secondly, they're much better judges of what children enjoy than I am :) Here is what my unprofessional critics had to say:
Ashlee (Age 5) : This book is pretty good. I love every page. All of the stuff in it is pretty cool.
Bre (Age 9) : The balloons that spell out 'Donner' are pretty cool! It's pretty awesome! I liked when Donner said he was handsome at the beginning. The pictures are pretty cool. I learned that you can be a hero by helping.
Griff (Age 11) : From when kids can first read books until maybe 9, kids will love this book. I'm a couple years too old for it and didn't learn anything. The pictures were pretty good. It took a little while to read so it didn't go by too fast.
Overall, it seems that at least the kids agree on the illustrations and I can see why. They're bright and colorful without being too childlike. Technically this would be a chapter book since it has chapters, but it's easily readable for younger children. None of the words are too difficult and though there are quite a few words per page, it's not enough that it would deter a child. All three of the children have informed me that they believe they deserve to keep the book as their 'payment' for reviewing :) In my opinion, that makes this book a complete success :)
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