Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Book Review: Ten Busy Brownies by Talia Haven
About the book:
Count the brownies up to 10 as they help out with chores around a old cottage house.
Available only as an eBook!
Publisher: Keith Publications, LLC (November 6, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
This is the debut children's book for author Talia Haven. I was surprised to learn the book was only available as an eBook. I am very fond of eBooks and tend to listen to audio books myself more often than an eBook. But when it comes to children's books, I still feel most kids are print based over tech based when it comes to reading. I know this is changing greatly for YA and Middle Grade genres, but picture and chapter books still seem to be the favorite for young readers.
With all that said, I sat down with my girls, pulling out my tablet. We all scooted into close to read and look at the vivid illustrations by Sytiva Seehan. My girls found the illustrations whimsical and loved the old world fantasy style. They enjoyed pointing to all the different things happening on each page. The simple rhyme flows and makes this a great book to read to children at night. The counting of each brownie helps youngest readers learn their numbers in a fun way.
My girls laughed at the ending. It was a nice settle surprise.