Friday, February 17, 2012

Review # 115: Ann's Amazing Adventure by Jeanette Brancaccio

     Nancy's beloved doll, Ann, is lost in a family move and is found by another family. For many years she is a companion of a little girl, Julia, and her special toy collection, but never gives up on finding Nancy and her real family. When Julia grows too old for toys, Ann and the rest of the toys are packed away and loaded onto a truck. They try to stay positive, but after awhile they all decide to sleep. When the box is opened, (years later), Ann is surprised to see that they are being sold at a flea market, but is even more surprised to see a grown up Nancy standing before her.

      Ann's Amazing Adventure is a heart-warming and beautifully illustrated children's book that teaches kids to be patient, make the best of bad situations, and never lose hope! Sara Petrous' illustrations are vivid, cute, and fun, coupled with Jeanetta Brancaccio's well-worded and child-friendly story. I loved how the author based this story on her daughter's lost doll experience; writing from experience always makes a book so much more genuine. The family photo album and acknowledgements were a nice touch too! Recommended for children ages 8 to 12 and the people who read to them.

Rating: Clean Getaway (5/5)

*** I received this book from the author (Bostick Communications) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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