Polly and the Peanut Pull

Children - Grade K-3rd
52 Pages
Reviewed on 05/07/2015
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Author Biography

Rodo Sofranac spent the first few years of his life in a small village called Rijeka Crnojevica, in Montenegro (formerly a part of Yugoslavia). The next few years he lived in Salzburg, Austria. His family then immigrated to the United States. Maybe it’s this diversity of cultures and languages that inspire Rodo to read, write, and have fun with words, especially telling stories. He has worked with young children for over 40 years, as a teacher, translator, and mentor. In addition, he has raised four of his own, and now grows with his grandkids. Rodo lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his loving wife, Susan—who is constantly helping him with his English—some of the kids, and two big, romping adopted dogs, Leonard and Cruiser.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Polly and the Peanut Pull by Rodo Sofranac is an interesting storybook for children that highlights positive thinking. Peaputts are having fun and playing on a Sunday. Polly and her friends are dancing around what they think is a tree. As they look closer, they think it's a peanut stem. They share the news with everyone. Mayor Goober tells Polly to pull it out if it's a Peanut, but he thinks Polly and her friends are too small to help. The Peaputts know that it's difficult to do it. They do not want to give up. Will Polly and her friends succeed in pulling it out?

The story has a very good message and concept. The importance of teamwork, perseverance, having confidence in one's own ability, and many other positive themes are conveyed through the story. It also teaches young readers to treat each other with love and respect. The illustrations are bright and colorful and breathe life into the scenes and the characters. The book will make a good bedtime storybook and it can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries.

Books with a moral, concept, idea or message make perfect reading material for kids to teach them something good through story-telling. All the characters are adorable and the author has written the story in rhymes, making it appealing and entertaining. The book is educational and introduces young readers to a lot of new and positive concepts.