If you haven’t yet picked up a copy of Egret the Elephant for your kids, grand kids etc.., I thought I would share a review I received from Children’s Literature. CL is a nationally recognized review service utilized by Barnes & Noble and School libraries across the country.
While I know reviews don’t really matter, I think most writers, especially new writers, do care about them. And while I have received a number of glowing reviews that mean the world to me. There is something about receiving a review like this from a well respected and professional organization that makes my day/week/year.
Children’s Literature – Justina Engebretson
Who said elephants cannot dance? Whoever did, they forgot to tell five-year-old Egret, the little elephant who loves to dance. Come and tag along with Egret as she dances under the moon and finds adventures with her sister Red and Mocha the mouse. Through lyrical poems, the author introduces little Egret, her sister Red, who likes to play the base, and their mom, Jasmine, who encourages them both. From following a shooting star to dancing with the moon rabbit, Egret’s adventures can be enjoyed with this picture book that is full of rainbows, wishing stars, leprechauns, and moonbeams; all the ingredients necessary to inspire dreams. Toddlers and little children will enjoy these short poems that are perfect for a little one’s sweet bedtime story. The watercolor-like paintings bring life and color to the text and correspond with the dream-like quality of the poems. Under the lighthearted tone and charm of the text is the deeper lesson that bringing joy to others is of far greater worth than gold. This collection of poems is a definite one to add to the nursery shelf. Reviewer: Justina Engebretson
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