Choopick

A Tale of a Little Snail

Children - Animals
36 Pages
Reviewed on 12/12/2017
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

A friendly and curious little snail goes out on a trail one day in the storybook Choopick: A Tale of a Little Snail by Tal Shimizu. It goes to the golden bees and asks them whether they can take a break for a while to play. The bees refuse, saying they have no time to play. It then runs into a magical creature that rolls its eyes and its zipping tongue catches flies. The snail admires the butterfly's wings which are like a piece of art, graceful and gentle in every part. The little snail watches the spider weaving its web. The snail wonders if it has any special talents. Read the story to learn if the snail has any special tools like the other creatures he sees.

The idea of having a bilingual book for children is always good as it reaches out to a larger audience, just like this one which is in English and Japanese. I like the illustrations as they give clarity to the author’s concept and words. The pictures are bright and colorful and make the scenes vivid. It is a good book for children as it helps them understand and appreciate their uniqueness. Educators, tutors, and parents can use the story to make children understand that it is all right to have different skills and how to use these to their advantage. Books like this are good for children to encourage and uplift them and give them self-confidence to face the world with whatever talents they possess.