An early start to life’s simple lessons…
By Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte
I very much enjoy reading and reviewing children’s books. I especially like the ones that offer simple life lessons as well as gently stressing morals and values. “Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball” by children’s Author Angel Krishna fits the bill.
The monkeys in this well-illustrated book, regularly play baseball on Sunday afternoons. They throw coconuts and hit them with a bat as they enjoy their weekly game. However, on this particular Sunday there are no coconuts to be found. As the monkeys have done many times in the past, they approach the crocodiles to help them cross the river while sitting on their back so that they can replenish the supply of coconuts required to play their favorite activity. The “crocs” can see them coming and decide to take a stand and refuse to help them this time. The monkeys are taken aback and innocently ask why…
Author Angel Krishna takes the opportunity to teach the monkeys about the benefits of communication, thoughtfulness, as well as being kind and considerate to others. She also demonstrates the power of friendship, forgiveness, and the positive results of getting along. This is exactly the kind of book I like to read to my grandchildren so we can further discuss being kind and sensitive to other children’s feelings. “Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball” is a great learning tool and the monkeys and crocodiles with their vivid expressions are priceless and really add to the reading pleasure of this colorful children’s book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Thanks to Dolores Ayotte for her insightful review. Please find out more about Dolores Ayotte and her work at http://www.doloresayotte.com/
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