Saturday, January 25, 2014

Kid Konnection: Spark by Kallie George

Spark by Kallie George, illustrated by Geneviève Côté
Simply Read Books
ISBN: 978-1927018248
Published November 30, 2013
Hardcover, 44 pages
Ages 4-8

Spark is a little dragon with a big problem. He can’t control his fiery breath. Even practicing doesn’t help. Will Spark ever be able to tame his flame?

The first book in an early reader series about baby magic animals, Spark is a gentle reminder that there is a perfect time for everything.

Our thoughts:
This was an adorable book about taking the time to acquire a skill. For Spark, the too cute dragon, it was learning to tame his fiery flame. Spark practiced and practiced and his attempts are cute and comical. Kids may struggle to learn skills like riding a bicycle, skipping rope or playing a sport, and this story is a reminder that these skills take time. All kids learn at different rates.

This book is a good beginner reader’s chapter book; the perfect book for early readers. The sketchy watercolor illustrations are simple and cute, and match well with the story. I was pleased to learn that the illustrator Geneviève Côté lives in the same city I do, Montreal, Quebec.

This a great start to the Tiny Tails series. Recommended for all young readers. 

Note: This book is rated C = clean read. 

Reviewed by Laura & Son

Disclosure: Thanks to Simply Read Books for sending us this book for review. We were not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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