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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Review: Salem the Safety Seal by Otto Scamfer

I won this in a giveaway from LibraryThing. The author was giving them away in exchange for a review.

About the book:
Have fun and learn about water safety as you join Salem the Safety Seal in his bright and colorful underwater world. He and his friend Sierra will take you on an adventurous tale about the importance of wearing a life jacket when you're near the water. Children young and old will delight in this story. Enjoy!

My Review:
This was a really cute book. The illustrations were very bright and colorful, which I think keeps children's attention very well. I also liked how the book was "split" into two different stories. There are the captions that create a poem, for younger children (toddlers) and then the story is written for older children. I think this book would be a good book that can "grow" with your child.

The story itself has a really good message and it's presented in a way that children can actually pick up on the message. I've read books with my niece in the past and when you ask her what the book was about she had completely missed the "moral". I do not think that will be a problem with this book. While the story is good the message isn't hidden. It's pretty straight forward.

The writing is whimsical and I think it can really hold a child's attention.

1 comment:

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Love the cover reminds me of Turkey Creek