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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
I Want to Ride... by Geraldine Duchatelier and Cassandra Duchatelier is an educational and interactive book for children that will teach them the concepts of opposites, rhyming words, and comparison. The little boy takes readers through his moments in the park and his observation teaches readers a lot of new words and things. The various places the little boy goes to play, the things he observes, and what he wishes for help children dream, wish, and hope for things they want. He wishes to ride a horse but he is sitting on a duck; he wishes the horse can walk, but he knows it is attached to the merry-go-round, and finally the little boy sits on a real horse. How does he feel?
I like the way in which the authors handle simple concepts and make it easy for small children to understand through the little boy’s hopes and imagination. The pictures give clarity to what the authors are trying to convey to readers and make the book more appealing, fun, and interactive to young readers. It is a good bedtime storybook for parents and grandparents to read to their kids and grandkids. It can be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries to teach children concepts in a way they can understand easily. Books are a great influence on children while growing up and any book or story that educates a child and imparts beneficial messages is definitely a good read. It should also be added to home and school libraries so that they can be read whenever required.