Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Story Solutions - Picture Books

This new series of children's books is written and beautifully illustrated by Esti Hess. Titled "Story Solutions", each book has a unique storyline to help children deal with issues, like disappointment or ridicule.

Judging the Book by its Cover -  a first glance review:

Each cover has a clear title and big, but simple picture portraying the main character of the story. I like how each book is a different color. It is also nice that some books are from a boy's perspective, while other books have a girl.

Some Details I Liked:

I liked how the books speak about emotions directly and help children understand what is happening in their life. I love how every other page is a picture depicting the scene described on the page next to it, making it easy for the child to follow along.

Who This Book is For:

My nearly 3 yr old daughter loves these books and I think they are appropriate for new readers as well. My daughter looks at the pictures all the time, but specifically for bedtime she likes to hear the stories over and over again.

Who This Book Isn’t For:  

Some of the books do have a more creative side, like talking animals or other objects. This is not a negative thing at all, but it is important to know that the stories may include interactions that can only happen in the wonderful world of fiction.

In Conclusion:  

These are great books to have in the house so that children are equipped with solutions to scenarios, possibly even before the problem exists.

I received this book for the purpose of reviewing it, but that it no way changed the way I read it and reviewed it.