Sunny the Snail is a delightful tale about a snail that comes from a large family where they can’t tell one another apart because they all look alike. Creative Sunny finds some crayons and decides to colour his shell so that he will look different from his brothers and sisters. His family likes the idea so much that they ask him to do the same for each of them. Pretty soon the whole community of snails is being decorated by Sunny with beautiful designs on their shells.
I liked this story because it encourages children to use their creativity with crayons. Different designs on the shells are shown for examples and a free book is provided for downloading that children can use to create their own designs. There are also a few other activities in the downloadable book such as matching and mazes.
This would be a good book for a parent to read to a child rather than for the child to read to him or herself. The reason for this is that there are errors in tense (both past and present tense in the same sentence) and word choice in the book. For example:
“…decided one day that he is going to help his beloved mommy to finally distinct who is who between his brothers”
If the parent is reading, then perhaps they can catch the tense errors and incorrect word choices. These errors may be due to the author’s first language not being English, but then I think the book should be more rigorously edited and proofread as children learn to read by reading.
Other than that I thought that this was a fun book for children. Due to the errors however, I will have to deduct a star from my overall score, leaving Sunny the Snail with 3 stars out of 5.
Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
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