Thursday, October 24, 2013

Faux Paw by Julia Dweck

Title: Faux Paw                                         
Arthur: Julia Dweck 
Illustrator: Walter Carzon

Description: Waldon Bear is a little boy who wants to be a bear. "that's impossioble," says his teacher, Mrs. Hunter. "Human children grow up to be human adults,  not animal!" But Waldon refuses to listen. Can Waldon make it as a bear in school? Will Waldon convince the other children and Mrs. Hunter that he's truly meant to be a bear? This humorous look at childhood will charm parents and delight young readers. At its heart, this story carries an inspiration message to believe in yourself and your dreams and for parents to believe in their children, too. And for those who can bearly wait to learn more about bears, the book ends with Mrs. Dweck's fun facts about bears from around the world.

When I told my children I had another book to share with them they hurried and gather around the computer to excited to read it. From the minute I opened the book my children were glued. They genuinely laughed at almost every page and I will admit I chuckled a few times myself.

With it's colorful pages and humorous story as with all of Julia Dweck's creations, this book manages to have a lesson intermingled as well. Believe in your yourself and you can be anything you want to be. I know as a I tell my children that constantly but Faux Paw has a lesson for parents as well.  Sometimes it may take more than words to help your child believe they can be anything they want to be.

My children loved the fun facts and matching game at the end.  I was not surprised my children enjoyed this book, Julia Dweck is a hit in my house. Two days later and my daughter is begging me to read this book again. She said she LOVED this story because his teacher said he couldn't be a bear but his mom said you can be anything you want to be.

Faux Paw is available on Amazon
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I received a copy of this EBook in exchange for an honest, uncompensated review.  

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