Freckles Lends a Paw

Freckles the Bunny Series Volume 3

Children - Animals
36 Pages
Reviewed on 09/21/2013
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Author Biography

Vickianne Caswell is married and has one daughter, who has an amazing gift with animals (all animals, wild or tame seem to love her). Vickianne was raised an animal lover, in the city and continues to pass that on to her daughter. Vickianne hopes to pass the love and joy of animals to other children through these books. She has been doing writing at home since she was a teenager, after her father got her interested in writing when he published a poem. She has done a few articles for a small paper on animal care and continues to experience the joys of pet ownership on an acreage where the family lives. As new animals enter their family, new characters may appear, so stay tuned!

The author's daughter always loves it when she makes up stories, especially when it includes their pets. She had been wanting to write about Freckles, her favorite rabbit & her "baby" before her daughter. As the years passed, her daughter started going to school, encountering bullies, their lives changed and the original Freckles passed away, she wanted more than ever to put something on paper to remember Freckles by and for others to be able to enjoy her as much as their family did. She thought of all the experiences her daughter, their family had been through and all of the mischief Freckles caused, so it seemed natural to write them down for children to learn from them, in a way they would find entertaining.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 3: Freckles Lends a Paw is written by Vickianne Caswell. This book is created as part of a series for children. The story offers a mix of emotions from its characters: happy, sad, scared, excited, and hopeful. Freckles the bunny lives by a neighbor, thought to be a mean old bunny who doesn't like children. Some of the neighborhood children and friends of Freckles even call her neighbor a wizard that will eat children. Mr. Loppity, Freckles's neighbor doesn't like children because the neighborhood children didn't respect his property and did bad things to it. Freckles didn't notice Mr. Loppity outside and told her mother. When she came home from school and found out what happened to her mother and Mr. Loppity, her feelings towards him changed forever. Freckles also discovers a new feeling she had never felt before; one that made her feel warm and fuzzy inside after she and her friends do something for Mr. Loppity.

Vickianne Caswell has created a children's book series that is educational and family oriented. The book offers amazing, colorful pictures to go along with a fun life lesson intertwined into the story line. Freckles the Bunny teaches children the importance of not judging someone without getting to know them first, and that doing good deeds and helping a person out of kindness can make you feel good inside. This book is a wonderful story to be shared with adults and children alike.

Sandra, kindergarten teac

1. The book shares a clear message about not judging people and lending a hand to those in need.
2. The book shows children a great example of being a valuable member of the community.
3. I enjoyed the humor included in the serious message in the story.
4. Great illustrations to accompany the story.
- Sandra, Saskatoon kindergarten teacher.

Janine, teacher

The illustrations are beautiful. The animal characters were "a hit" with the students. We appreciated the "live animals" as well. Thank you.
- Janine, St. Augustine School; Saskatoon teacher

Heather McNairn, teacher

The story teaches children about how to have compassion for others. A great story to teach children about not being judgmental of others. This story also teaches "community."
Thank you for sharing your characters and story with us. We appreciate it!
- Heather McNairn, Saskatoon teacher.