~I received Penguin Young Readers book samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
The holiday season is here and for all the kids on your shopping list you can never go wrong with an awesome book. I am completely serious…books make amazing gifts as they foster reading and it is something that will be read over and over again taking the child on an adventure each time! To celebrate Penguin Young Readers is featuring a 12 Days of Picture Books Blog Tour to share with you reviews of amazing books and you can head on over to their Facebook page to enter their giveaways to win some of the titles each and every day.
I am here to share with you my review of the delightful children’s book, Dewey Bob, by Judy Schachner. Dewey is a racoon and he loves collecting just about anything. His only problem is that he seems to have a problem collecting friends. Till the day he finds a mud ball that might in fact be a creature under all that dirty. He cleans it up just like everything else he collects and brings it home and it is in fact a cat. His new little friend needs some help but that isn’t a problem as Dewey loves tinkering with his collections and he knows just what to do. The illustrations throughout the book are just as good as the cover in fun color and detail. A fun book on friendship that any child from 3-8 would enjoy.
Dewey Bob Crockett is a durn cute raccoon who lives by himself in a house filled to the brim with the wonderful objects he collects. Buttons, wheels, furniture and bricabrac adorn his cozy quarters and keep him busy as he finds and fixes, turning trash into treasures. But there’s something missing from Dewey’s collections—a friend! He tries gathering up some critters and bringing them home in his shopping cart, but that doesn’t work out so well. In the end, a friend does come Dewey’s way, and, with a little DIY help from this clever raccoon, returns again and again.
Combining art and heart with storytelling genius and a lilting twang, Judy Schachner’s tale of unexpected friendship will delight readers young and old.