- File Size: 6111 KB
- Print Length: 63 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Gallo-Romano Media; 1.19 edition (October 11, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 11, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NWQ96PE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #763,766 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alf The Workshop Dog: An illustrated, interactive, magical bedtime story chapter book adventure for kids (Once upon a NOW 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 63 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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|Age Level: 6 - 18|
|Grade Level: 3 - 7|
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The fairy tale adventure opens in the kingdom of Zanubia where Alfredo, a gentle and lonely boy, struggles in his role as prince. The king expects him to become a great warrior and conqueror. Alfredo is only at peace when the king is off to battle. Alfred's mother allows him to sing and play in the forest where he meets a girl named Laura who becomes his friend. When Alfred grows up and refuses to fight, he is thrown into prison. Eventually Alfred is released with the expectation that he will become a merciless hunter and warrior. The king is dismayed when his son stands up for Laura who is accused of stealing. She escapes and Alfred follows., but they are not destined to be together. A golden crow warns the prince he must hide if he does not want to be killer. Alfred is transformed into a dog named Alf, who will lead many interesting lives while observing humans.
What will happen on Alf's many adventures? Is Prince Alfred gone forever? Does Laura survive? What happens to the kingdom of Zanubia?
The length of this chapter book makes it a good choice for reluctant and beginning readers. Charming pencil drawings and those interactive bonus features keep things interesting. The plot is easy to follow and the characters believable. Great choice for boys and girls in the seven to eleven age range.
Ah, that's where the plot thickens! Father king releases Alfredo, thinking that he'll make his son brave and obedient yet. So now enters a deer whose life Alfredo spares. And "The Great Crow of the World" with magical powers and reassuring prophecy. So what does Great Crow do? He turns Alfredo, the King's son, into a -- dog! Alf the Dog, of course! As a dog in the coming years, Alf finds a new home and new master. And he learns wisdom. How will that wisdom turn his world and his father's world around? Ah -- that's the intriguing story!
The author assures us that in this story, "No dogs or humans were harmed in the making of this book." You and/or your youngsters are invited to join the author's special "once-upon-a-now-club." They can also secure a free coloring book. You're also introduced to the author's next book, "Kool Kid Kruncah and the High Trapeze." What an imagination this author has, huh? Being British, she invents stories in the best tradition of English children's literature.
I am a sucker for a good fairy tale and this story hits the mark. It is imaginative and whimsy which will be very appealing to the younger crowd. It was also an original idea to include the additional content available by smart phone, videos and images. It will draw the reader in and enhance their reading experience. Kudos to Calin for a terrific book.
This book and series makes for an amazing adventure and I would recommend any parent or babysitter enjoy the ride with their children. I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.
This is a genuine, fairy tale that harkens back to the works of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson. But rather than being a retelling of an often told legend, this is a new story altogether. And although the setting has all the glory of High Fantasy, it also has the marvels of new technology. The book incorporates links to extra video and images that add even more texture to the tale.
This would make a fantastic bedtime story for children 5 and up, if you can get kids to wait until bedtime to read it. They might just want to read it in the middle of the day!
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