Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Children's Book Reviews by Kids and Their Grown-Ups
Top Reviewer Ranking: 435
Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (18 of 19)
Location: Vancouver BC


Top Reviewer Ranking: 435 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 19
A Different Kind of Safari by Helen C. Hipp
A Different Kind of Safari by Helen C. Hipp
Inspired by real events, A Different Kind of Safaritakes the reader on a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance through the eyes of a young boy (Ray) on an African safari who meets a pink hippo named Rosie. Rosie is unlike any hippo Ray has ever seen. Aside from her different color, Rosie is able to speak to Ray and to teach him valuable life lessons about accepting ones differences. The reader learns that Ray is also different from other children his age. He finds talking to other people difficult and prefers to be by himself.

Rosie takes Ray on a ride down the Mara River where he learns, literally, to go with the flow and where he meets up with a wise old… Read more
Harry and the Hot Lava by Chris Robertson
Harry and the Hot Lava by Chris Robertson
Chris Robertson has written and illustrated a wonderfully whimsical picture book that has the main character, Harry, frantically attempting to avoid the hot lava which is flowing all over the floors in his house. We see Harry (inspired by the authors own son, Benton) ducking into the bathtub, jumping onto a coffee table, trying to balance on one unaffected tile in the kitchen, and cowering on the top bunk of a bunkbed trying to escape the dangerous red-hot liquid. Phew! Even I was nervous for the little boy in the story (dont worry, nobody gets harmed!)

The book features the amazing artistry of Chris Robinson who has most recently penned and illustrated the widely-acclaimed… Read more
Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer (The Adven&hellip by Aldo Fynn
Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer is a fantastical romp featuring a most down-on-his-luck orphan who is tormented on a daily basis by the children of Naysayer Academy. Just when things could not get worse, the King of Naysayer pays the Academy a visit and wrestles Iggy's most prized possession away from him: a beautiful silver ring with a red stone that Iggy has never removed since he was found as a baby washed up on the shore of the kingdom of Naysayer.

But things are about to change for Iggy as he is rescued by Captain Swell, who informs him that he is the long-lost Prince and heir to the throne of the distant Rose Kingdom. Enlisting the help of Miss Blackfeather the… Read more