Rummanah Aasi
 Today I have to really fun children books to review. Both books feature adorable animals and are really enjoyable. If you have younger readers who like animal picture books, do consider picking these up. Please note that these books were given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review and this has no way influenced my review. 


¡El perro con sombrero!

Meet Pepe! Before he got a sombrero, he was a lonely dog living in the streets. Now he is a movie star, loved by everyone! Well, everyone except…

¡El Gato en Zapatos!

El Gato is one sneaky, jealous kitty. Watch out, Pepe!

Review: Pepe is homeless, hungry, and very sad dog until a fancy sombrero lands on his head and changes his world. Almost immediately, a grocer couldn't resist Pepe's cute face with the hat and gives him a juicy bone. A movie director who drives by in his flashy convertible spots Pepe and must have him in his movies. Soon Pepe becomes famous and has a huge dog mansion, but inside he still longs for a family to love him. Then enters the jealous El Gato-the famous movie star cat whose limelight Pepe stole. Wearing snazzy purple dance shoes, the cat steals the sombrero and a chase through various places in the town ensues until finally, the two animals meet at a sandbox and Pepe's dream of finding a loving family comes true, but don't worry El Gato also has a happy ending. The fun illustrations by Jed Henry composed of pencil, watercolor, and digitalized watercolor- match really well with the fun, energetic, and lighthearted text of Derek Taylor Kent. I also am delighted to find that this book is bilingual where the red type beneath the English is translated in Spanish, which makes this a great choice for a read-aloud for younger readers but also for readers who are learning basic Spanish, and of course for fans of dog books.

Rating: 4 stars

Words of Caution: None. Recommended for Grades Pre-K to Grade 1.

If you like this book try: Little Dog, Lost by

Waddley Sees the World is an adorable picture book that informs us about the people, places, and things indigenous to Australia. Waddley, our very cute narrator and travel guide is a Macaroni penguin, who jumps aboard a ship traveling around the world. There were many facts in this book that I didn't know about before reading it. I think younger readers who are interested in learning about different countries would really enjoy this book. The illustrations are also great and vibrant with bright colors. I just wished the author had a bit more information on the Macaroni penguin at the beginning of the book as I was a bit confused how Waddley was scientifically able to travel without being in danger. I also thought some of the pages were just a bit too text heavy. 

My First Travel Angelic Airline Adventures by
4 Responses
  1. SadNinja Says:

    Great reviews, thanks!

  2. Both of these look adorable. Even if the last one is too text heavy, it might be perfect for a young mind who is loving books. :)

  3. Kindlemom Says:

    These sound absolutely adorable!

  4. Candace Says:

    Both of these sound super cute and I love the sound of the traveling Penguin and learning about other places.

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