Melvin Fastidious the Sailor

Children - Picture Book
28 Pages
Reviewed on 04/19/2020
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Author Biography

Author Dawn Doig, M.Sc., M.Ed, is the author of 15 children’s picture books on a variety of topics including childhood hearing loss, bullying and forgiveness, dysgraphia, learning English as an additional language, and positive self-image. Some of her books are just plain silly and prone to giggles. She has been blessed with two extremely rewarding careers working with children as an audiologist and as an English as an additional language teacher in different parts of the world including way up north in the Canadian arctic, Kuwait, England, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, and Cameroon. Dawn has two grown children who live in Canada. She currently resides in Cameroon with her hubby Bruce and two very rambunctious but adorable female kitties. She gets her inspiration for her children’s books from her family, the children she has the pleasure of working with, general life experiences, and her feline friends. Dawn is a passionate baker who loves to share her homemade goodies with others. She is always ready to head out on the next thrilling adventure with Bruce and they never know where the wind will blow them to next. All proceeds from Dawn’s books are currently being donated to help raise the funds to build a new school for the deaf/orphanage in Cameroon, Africa.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Melvin is a sailor and he wants to do a lot of things; he wants to march with the crew, he wants to chant with the crew, and he wants to salute the rest of the crew. Melvin is a sailor and he wants his bunk to be made, his pillow to be puffed up, and his blanket to be spread. He wants his workspace to be neatly arranged and he also wants to communicate with other ships. Melvin wants everything to be perfect and, after months at sea, he wants to be the perfect father and be with his family and cook for his children. Let's read the story and get to know more about Melvin and his fastidiousness.

Melvin Fastidious the Sailor by Dawn Young is a delightful book that introduces young readers to Melvin and his fastidiousness as a sailor and as a father in an entertaining way. Bryan Werts gives clarity to the author's words with his bright and wonderful illustrations and makes the character of Melvin palpable to readers. It is a good way to help youngsters become organized and have a simple and neat routine at school and at home while growing up. Tutors and parents can use the book for read-aloud and storytelling sessions to introduce them to Melvin the fastidious sailor and his ways and interesting routine patterns. The verses give a lyrical and rhythmic vibe to the story, making it an entertaining book for children.