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Chizzy's Topsy Tale (Littlest Angels) Paperback – November 13, 2008
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The superb text by Donna Shepherd and illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier make this book a "must have" for the younger set. It gives young children the message that they should help out their friends and to also be aware that parents worry about them. I give this book a high five for the cute storyline, the perfect rhyming text, and wonderfully colorful and kid-friendly illustrations. - VS Grenier, editor-in-chief, Stories for Children Magazine
About the Author
Donna J. Shepherd's books for children feature short, playful rhymes and humorous illustrations. Her popular blogs have coloring pages, hidden picture puzzles, and more of Donna's fun poetry.
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Our Butterfly Homeschool read this awesome and beautiful book (and other kids' books by Donna Shepherd) a long while ago, when our oldest kids were about 7 and 6. We love Chizzy's Topsy Tale because the illustrations are absolutely amazing and the lessons in the story are even moreso. We also love the rhyming because it really helps the kids to get into reading for themselves more.
If you are a grandparent or a parent, I highly recommend that you get this and other books by Donna for your little loved ones.
Even though this book was a gift for my oldest daughter from the author, this review is my real, authentic opinion.
You can also see the original blog post for this review on Butterfly Homeschool (tm) Blog at [...]
~Donna Marie Johnson, The Butterfly Homeschool Mom Educator
Chizzy the Monkey was just tucked in bed by his mother when Dotty the Hippo calls to him and asks him to hunt for a fruit treat with her. Along the way, Dotty gets them lost in the woods. The meet a lion cub who is scared of them and they are scared that the cub's mother might return. They tell the cub they are lost, and he points them in the right direction. They stop their snack search to help a baby elephant out of the mud. They continue on and find their fruit treat and start eating it when Chizzy worries that his mother will be quite upset when she discovers that he isn't in his bed. Do they make it home in time before Chizzy's mother discovers him missing? You'll just have to read this cute book to find out what happens next!
The superb text by Donna Shepherd and colorful kid-friendly illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier make this book a "must have" for the younger set. It gives young children the message that they should help out their friends and to also be aware that parents worry about them. I give this book a high five for the cute storyline, the perfect rhyming text and the wonderfully colorful and kid-friendly illustrations.
Donna Shepherd's newest Topsy Tale weaves a whisper of an important lesson into rhymes packed with action as Chizzy learns the hard way that Momma knows best. Kevin Scott Collier's illustrations add humor and pleasing bright colors. Pull kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews onto your lap and read this irresistible story aloud.
Here are more Donna Shepherd books:
Topsy Turvy Land
Dotty's Topsy Tale
No More Gunk & OUCH! Sunburn