Friday, February 24, 2017

Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm Children's Book Review

duck and hippo in the rainstorm
Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm
is a delightful book for children written by Jonathan London and illustrated by Andrew Joyner.  It is the first book in a new series featuring Duck and Hippo.  Quite honestly, I look forward to reading about their next adventure together. 

You may wonder why I chose to read a book for children, but I did have my reasons.  First, I recently purchased a Kindle Fire and I love being able to see the pictures in color now.  What better than a children's book to look at pictures, right?  Second, the book was a free choice on Kindle First* in February 2017 if your are an Amazon Prime member.  And last, but by no means least, I wanted to be able to review the book for Review This Reviews!

The release of this book is perfect timing!  Since their day of adventure takes place in early spring, releasing the book on March 1, 2017 is consistent with the season and weather described therein. 

Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm Children's Book Review
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Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm 

 Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm
(Duck and Hippo Series Book 1)
This really is a precious story about two unlikely friends, clearly a duck and a hippopotamus, who venture out together in the rain.  They encounter a few mishaps with just enough intrigue and suspense that a child will be enthralled without being frightened.  The illustrations help with alleviating any stress because the characters are shown smiling even in the midst of possible disaster.  

As with many children's books, the pictures in this book are fabulous!  I love the way the artist dressed the animals.  The suit and bow tie are perfect for the more reserved hippo, while the red slicker and polka dot yellow umbrella reflect the ducks adventurous and outgoing personally.  I foresee that Duck will likely dream up all kinds of ventures for the more sedate Hippo in future books. 

This promises to be a great book series for children ages 3 - 7 and I would certainly recommend the delightful first book, Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm.  

Children's Book on Kindle Fire

 Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof CaseI am thrilled to share that there are Kindle Fires made just for children!
As an adult I wanted a Kindle that would feature the images in color for my craft books and cookbooks.  After consulting with our in-house electronics expert, Susan Deppner, I selected the Kindle Fire.  It was an excellent choice.

Once I received it, I couldn't help but think how wonderful it would be for children, especially at bedtime or when riding in a car.  It would most certainly reduce the weight of books in a backpack too.  I did a little more digging and found there is indeed a Kindle Fire made just for children.  While I have no desire to replace the home library and real books, I do think Kindle Fires are fabulous when portability or weight is an issue.

*Kindle First gives Amazon Prime members the opportunity to read a new book that will be published the following month for FREE.  You can check it out by clicking here!

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Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm Children's Book Review Written by:
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  1. Thank you Miss Mouse for a lovely book review. How did you know I was looking for a new series for my Grandchildren? Your timing is right on and these books look like they would be a big hit with my family. Thanks for a great review and I think the duck and hippo are too cute together too!

  2. What a delightful children's book. Clever to put two animals together that are as different as night & day. One large - one small, one white - one grey. It shows that friendships ignore differences. They have a common interest - both love water (the hippo is known as the River Horse). My youngest grandson (who loves books) has a birthday (his 3rd) in May. Wonderful to have this idea to add to my wish list.

  3. It might be a while before Jack is ready for this book, but I'll be ready to read it to him when the time is right. I have to keep reminding myself that I'll be needing children's books for our first grandchild (and future ones to come)! Thanks for the excellent review. The cover made me smile first time I saw it! (Appreciate the "electronics expert" mention!)

  4. What a terrific gift idea - I hadn't thought about this as a gift - but I have a few step-grands coming up with birthdays and this would make a lovely gift! Going to investigate this suggestion further - glad I read this today :)

  5. This sounds like a fun series for children. I like the idea of the Kindle Fire when on the road or doing errands that involve car time or waiting room time. Wish it had been around during the years when we took so many car trips with our children.


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