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I love The Adventures of Avery Ann just as much as my kids do and I can’t wait to see what Avery Ann's next adventure will be.
Charming! Fun! Absolutely a fantastic children’s book.
I WAS A TEACHER IN CALIFORNIA, AS WELL AS WASHINGTON STATE FOR OVER 40 YEARS...SO I HAVE READ HUNDREDS OF BOOKS TO THE STUDENTS OVER ALL THOSE YEARS.
I TAUGHT KINDERGARTEN, 2ND GRADE, AND FINISHED MY CAREER BY SERVING AS OUR SCHOOL'S LITERACY SPECIALIST. I COULD SEE HOW VERY IMPORTANT MEANINGFUL BOOKS WERE FOR THEM.
AFTER READING "THE ADVENTURES OF AVERY ANN", I NOTED HOW THE PICTURES WERE SO APPEALING TO YOUNG CHILDREN, AND ADULTS AS WELL. THE STORY LINE IS SO CLEVERLY WRITTEN, AND THERE ARE MANY POSITIVE LESSONS TAUGHT THROUGHOUT THE BOOK.
IN MANY WAYS IT IS A "SCIENCE BOOK", DISGUISED AS A FUN COLORFUL PICTURE BOOK.
MANY SEA CREATURES ARE DISCUSSED ON EACH PAGE, AND EVEN MORE INFORMATION IS GIVEN IN A "FACT SECTION" AT THE BACK OF THE BOOK...FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND CHILDREN ALIKE.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VERY SPECIAL, AND STIMULATING BOOK.
I loved the book! It was delightful, intriguing, and fun! It provides good reading material and understanding for the target audience. I felt the educational information included on the characters at the end of the book was an added bonus. I also liked the message of the story, and the unique personal drawings of the children. A winner and A+!
My 4 year old daughter and I LOVE reading The Adventures of Avery Ann! We have so much fun reading the book and looking at the detailed illustrations! My daughter frequently grabs our ipad and asks us to re-read The Adventures of Avery Ann to her... again and again! This is a MUST HAVE in your library!
Education, wrapped into an entertaining adventure! My 8 year old daughter's favorite book! March 11, 2012
I purchased this book for my daughter. I was looking for inspiring stories for my daughter to read where we can both be entertained (its always a plus when I am entertained too!) and if she learns new facts well that's a bonus. In this book, my daughter was entranced. Most kids love ocean animals and it was fun watching her be became engaged in the story. She usually reads Magic Tree House books & Diary of a Wimpy Kid. However, this book, she reads over and over again. And then she "teaches" me about sea animals, because of the beautiful section at the end of the book giving descriptive information on the sea creatures in the story. My daughter related to the heroine, Avery Ann, because my daughter like most children is beyond curious. The questions Avery Ann would ask the animals would be the questions my daughter would ask them. And what I liked the most about the book, is that it captured her attention, and turned her into an expert on the sea. So, instead her having to ask, "what does this mean? Are these real?" The book educates her and she was so excited to share all her new Sea Creature knowledge with me. And it's the first book my daughter has ever talked about the illustration. She loved the colors and butterfly blue. However, her favorite part was all the drawings by kids her age in the back... and she was so excited to see the drawing by "Avery Ann" herself. Truly a beautifully illustrated book and the best part has been watching my daughter become immersed in the story and her excitement about sharing all her new sea creature knowledge. If you want to a positive, "can do", "feel good" book for you kids... you will be happy you bought this beautiful book. I hope this is becomes a series. *BTW, I am a mother of six and my eight year old is my youngest, so I've read my fair share of children books*
"The Adventures of Avery Ann," by Leah Jocelyn Mackenzie is a perfect addition for every elementary school and home library. Her beautifully illustrated book takes your child on an amazing underwater adventure where Avery Ann searches for her lost bracelet. Children of all ages will enjoy seeing Avery Ann interact with various sea life in this heart warming tale. As a retired elementary school administrator I am very impressed with the additional bonus provided at the end of this book. Young readers can learn scientific facts about the sea creatures in an easy to read reference section that has been illustrated by children. This book is a must have and will leave your child wanting to journey with Avery Ann on her next adventure.
Retired Elementary School Administrator
“I got my copy of The Adventures of Avery Ann. You should buy one. One of the best kids books ever! I really enjoy it and will be telling all my friends about it”.
I made the mistake of loaning this book to my young neighbors. They both loved it, and I don't think I will get it back. Like Avery Ann, the book has magically materialized elsewhere--deep into my neighbor's young imaginations. And here's more magic, my neighbor's parents were more surprised than I was by their daughters' enthusiasm. "I didn't think they liked to read," Mom exclaimed.