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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.