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Author: Laura Erwin

Illustrator: Laura Erwin

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Publisher: HappyHeart Publications, 2008

Material: hard cover

Summary: Peety, a young clown, imagines himself to be a variety of interesting things, including a bee and a cloud. He describes his special feelings as he "becomes" each thing. Simple text and colorful illustrations encourage readers to think creatively.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 8

Interest Level: 3 to 6

Reading Level: 0.6

Age of Child: Read with boy 3½-years-old.

Young Reader Reaction: My son was intrigued by the story, although I'm not convinced he fully understood the concept of pretending.

Adult Reader Reaction: The book offers potential in that it encourages imagination and opening yourself to un-thought-of possibilities. I liked the concept of portraying a Journey of the Imagination is a good idea. I was not overly impressed with the illustrations. They were line drawing with a small color palette and not "framable."

Pros: There is a good message in the story, with the concepts of positive, creative, tolerant and self-confident. Simple words make it promising as an "easy reader."

Cons: The illustrations are not impressive.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This has a nice message, but there are other, stronger books out there.

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Educational Themes: This book encourage imagination and creativity. Peety (the main character) directly addresses and "charges" the child to imagine. Words are simple and some are repeated, so this is a good easy reader.

Notes: Flesch Kincaid reading level .6

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, adventure

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2008

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