FORMAT: Color Paperback
PAGES: 32 pages
GENRE: Juvenile Fiction, Children’s
PUBLICATION DATE: February 14,2015 by Outskirts Press, Inc.
WEBSITE: The Disappearing Dolphins
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Can You See the Disappearing Dolphins? Kevin and his twin sister Jackie always enjoy going to the beach with their mommy, but Kevin can tell that today will be extra-special. As he and Jackie start building a sandcastle, Kevin sees a fantastic sight: a dolphin, jumping and playing in the ocean. Kevin is known for his vivid imagination, and when he tells Jackie about the dolphin, she doesn’t believe him. As he watches the joyful antics of the dolphin in the sparkling sea, Kevin is convinced that the dolphin is real-even he couldn’t make up something this fantastic! Determined to share the magic of the dolphin, Kevin sets out on an adventure of discovery that will create lifelong memories for him and for Jackie. With warm, comforting language and beautiful illustrations, The Disappearing Dolphins is sure to become a favorite with anyone who cherishes the wonder of the natural world as seen through children’s eyes.
A paperback copy was graciously given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
The Disappearing Dolphins is a very charming book. It made me want to go to the beach too. Kevin and his twin sister Jackie were adorable. I had fun reading about them. The story started when the twins went to the beach with their mother. While making a sandcastle, Kevin suddenly saw a dolphin. At first, he thought he was just seeing things and his twin sister didn’t believe it when he told her about it. But then, he saw the dolphin again. And another dolphin and another! Until Jackie saw the dolphins with her own eyes too. Thus began their fun adventure with the dolphins.
It was a short but enjoyable read. I like that Kevin was imaginative and creative. In his eyes, the dolphins were dancing, smiling and even winking. He was able to enjoy his time with his sister and mother and the dolphins because of his imagination. It made me remember myself when I was a child. When all I do to pass the time is imagine all kinds of things.
Also, I can feel the heart and cheerfulness of the author in her prose. It made the narrative of the story easy to read. Almost bubbly. Those emotions can be easily felt by the reader. And I’m sure it will also reach the listener.
Aside from the story, I also adored the illustrations. The dolphins were so cute. The colors are lively and good to the eyes. Maybe other people might not be impressed with the illustrations but I just have this soft spot for old school style of drawing so, it was good for me.
I am sure that children will love to read and/or listen to this story. This book will teach the children to be kind to other creatures like the dolphins. It will also teach them the value of family bonding. Most of all I’m sure they will be inspired by Kevin’s creativity that they will start to see situations that seemingly simple at first into an adventure. This will give them an idea that despite the new technologies available today, there is nothing better than a good imagination.
Jennifer Kelman is a licensed clinical social worker, life coach, author, and entrepreneur. She enjoys cycling and tennis, and finds endless creative inspiration from her young twins. She is the author of the award-winning
Mrs. Pinkelmeyer® series featuring the lovable dog Moopus McGlinden®. The Disappearing Dolphins is her third children’s book.
To know more about the author and more about this book please read my Author Interview post.