Thursday, August 4, 2011

Review # 4: Anabella Giggles All Night! (Volume 1) by Nev Nickelz

Description: (From Amazon)
     "Anabella Giggles All Night! is a read aloud, daytime, nighttime, bedtime, anytime, modern-day classic. Written in easy-to-read rhyme, it is the perfect book for kids of all ages. In this first book of the Anabella picture book series, Anabella announces her love of laughter and unleashes a long-reaching, unending wave of giggles. When Anabella arrives at school, her teacher attempts to figure out the cause of Anabella’s long-lasting giggles. When her teacher can’t figure it out, she proposes a solution. She asks Anabella to replace her long-lasting giggles with pretty smiles. Anabella does her best to make just a “pretty smile”, but eventually the giggles return! Her giggles span the rest of the day and the entire night. The next morning her mommy goes to wake up what she thinks will be a sleeping Anabella, but instead finds Anabella still giggling and wide awake. In a shout of joy, Anabella confesses that she has giggled all night! But Anabella’s joy is threatened by her mother’s displeasure with the silly Rhompees, who have been playing and laughing with Anabella all night. What will Anabella do? Can she figure out a solution so she and the silly Rhompees can finally go to sleep? Find out what happens in the delightfully cheerful Anabella Giggles All Night!"
   I received this book from the LT member giveaway program as an ebook. I was not sure what to expect from a children's ebook, but it was very enjoyable for me, and for my friend's young children. The illustrations were adorable and the kids loved the upbeat attitudes of Anabella and the Rhompees. After reading it to them they asked if there were more Anabella stories, and I really hope there are. I liked how the author chose to write this book on a children's level, but also chose to add a theme that children could relate to and, perhaps, learn from. I recommend this to readers with younger children who like to be read to, or who are just beginning to read.

Rating: On the Run (4/5) 

*** I received this book from LibraryThing Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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