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Kevin and the Seven Lions by Martin Tiller
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really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, children-stories

This book was received as a result of a First read Giveaway.

I am shamed to admit it, but I'm a mom who kept making her husband check the mail for this book. Should an adult be this excited about receiving a children's book? Why...yes!!! I tore open the packaging and read it immediately. I did enjoy it and I as a daydreamer could relate to Kevin and was happy to see the suggestion that his teacher gives to him in the end and what he is able to discover about himself. I love that even Kevin's parents get involved with the story.

I do feel that this book is geared toward an older child with some of the situations he daydreams about. If I did read it to a child younger than 6 I would probably not read it as a bed time story. BUT, what I do see here is a fantastic vehicle to get children, especially boys, interested in both reading and writing. Don't get me wrong, this has the feel of a unisex book and it is...but boys will be drawn to it and as someone who has worked in the classroom, I know it can be a challenge to get boys interested in a story at times. Kudos for that Tiller!

The language in the book flows well and I believe school age children in grades 3 and up will be able to read this by themselves.

I think many children will receive this book well and will hopefully get an itch to put pen to paper improving both literacy and creativity.

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Reading Progress

March 23, 2013 – Shelved as: first-reads
March 23, 2013 – Shelved
Started Reading
April 11, 2013 – Shelved as: children-stories
April 11, 2013 – Finished Reading

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