If Chocolate Were Purple

Children - Preschool
28 Pages
Reviewed on 11/18/2013
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Author Biography

I was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1971 and spent much of my life on the East Coast. In 2007 my family and I moved to California. With two cars my husband and I moved two dogs, two guinea pigs, a cornsnake and our 10-year old daughter across the country. I count the five day road trip, including a near escape by both dogs on Day 3, as one of my best experiences yet.

In 2009, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from Millersville University, I realized my childhood dream to become a writer. One van full of bored kids, one long day of travel, and Fiona Thorn was born. I’ve been writing ever since.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

If chocolate were purple and bumblebees swam,
For lunch we’d have rainbows, not PB and jam.
These are just the first few lines of this wonderful little book! This is the cutest little story. What if chocolate was purple, or lizards sang, or dolphins flew, and bananas were round and glowed in the dark? Or if everything changed from the world you now know? Would you like it? I think you will really have fun with your imagination when you read this enchanting story.

I love this book! It is fantastic inside and out. The story is entertaining and charming. I love the creative thinking of the author to write such a fun story as this. Yoko Matsuoka did an awesome job with the illustrations inside and out. They are just really, really great. The cover itself will have kids grabbing the book from the shelves. The color scheme with the purple, turquoise, and blue is beautiful, and the people, characters, and background are all so very appealing. One person I can vouch for is my four-year-old niece; she adores this book and I have read it to her many times already. She has made up her own amazing stories to go with the pictures, too. For me, I think this book is a must for your child’s library. If Chocolate Were Purple by Jen Barton needs to be on every school library shelf out there because it is really that good. So run out and pick up a copy for your own.