Roly Poly Monster & Roly Poly Monster goes to the Zoo – Children’s Book Reviews

I first discovered this author and her books when she joined my indieauthorreview exchange Fb group. Charity Tober has been writing and creating stories for as long as she can remember. She published her first children’s picture book Roly-Poly Monster in 2013 and followed up with Roly-Poly Monster Goes to the Zoo in 2014.

She collaborated on both books with her husband and illustrator Andrew Tober. She based the personality of Roly-Poly Monster after her young son and how he views the world with a sense of wonder and excitement, seeing the fun in every situation. Charity Tober, along with her husband and son, currently resides in Lake Mary, Florida.

Check out the Roly-Poly Monster website at http://www.rolypolymonster.com

“Like” the Roly-Poly Monster Facebook page to get the latest updates: http://www.facebook.com/rolypolymonster

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Roly Poly Monster, by Charity Tober

(Available from Amazon in both print and eBook formats)

charity1A charming little book for young children. I read this with my 4 year old grandson, and a fun time was had by all. The dialogue and vocabulary is deliberately kept simple for the younger end of the children’s market but the nature of the writing makes it easy for the reader to improvise and expand on depending on the level of development and vocabulary of the child they’re reading to. Much of the story is interspaced with some some clever and fun rhyming. This isn’t a demanding story or one that will overstretch the younger child’s attention span, but one that will still no doubt thoroughly entertain – a delightful account of a fun day out at the park that any young child will immediately relate to, an absolutely perfect bedtime story for any toddler or young child. The illustrations are also very good, and again, perfectly catered to the younger child. With this is in mind, this is one of those occasions when if reading to a youngster on some sort of electronic device, I’d recommend a tablet of some sort as opposed to a regular Kindle in order to best appreciate the colourful and vibrant illustrations. This is a story that can be read and re-read many times should the reader should the reader want to improvise and add their own input each time. A truly delightful children’s book!

Roly Poly Monster Goes To The Zoo, by Charity Tober
(Available from Amazon in both print and eBook formats)

charity2Just like the author’s previous book, Roly Poly Monster, this is another charming little book for young children, and one that again enthralled my 4 year old grandson. Again, nice simple and appropriate dialogue for a young child. The fun style of writing and rhyming particularly amused my grandson:

“Something fun to do… Going to the zoo…”

Once again the reader is treated to another fun day out that any youngster will immediately relate to, this time a fun trip to the zoo to see all the exciting animals. This is a story that will ignite a child’s imagination with its bright and vibrant illustrations, talk of ice cream and picnics and having fun, not to mention Roly Poly Monster, the fun and friendly monster star of the story. Another great addition to what I hope will be an ongoing series of such books.

About echoesofthepen

Middle aged man, aspiring writer and author, one grown up son and young grand son, currently working in the rail industry but actively working to develop a writing career.

Posted on November 22, 2014, in Book Reviews and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on Indie Author Review Exchange and commented:

    My review of two delightful children’s books by Charity Tober, reblogged from my personal blog site…

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