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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
It takes great skill and caution to survive in the swampy area that Sylvia and Sandi call home. A simple mistake could mean not seeing your family ever again in the dangerous waters that are inhabited by many occupants. It is for this reason that Sylvia embarks on teaching Sandi how to survive in the perilous waters. Her advice is simple, ‘stay close and do not talk to strangers’, but like any other youthful salamander, Sandi is curious and naïve and only time will tell whether she has learned her sister’s survival tactics. Written and illustrated by Sally Lee Baker, Salamander Sisters follows the life of Sandi as she comes of age and sheds her innocent outlook on the world around her. The book is the nineteenth of a sequence of ABC stories. It particularly focuses on teaching children within the ages of 3-5 the many applications of the letter "S."
In Salamander Sisters, Sally Lee Baker weaves an interesting story while enlightening the young reader on the many applications of the letter "S." Her experience as an author of children’s books shines from every page in the book. The story was very engrossing, practical and thoughtful. The idea of identifying the hidden letter in every illustration was brilliant. It adds a fun twist to the book and enhances the story’s primary theme. Additionally, the book contains a life lesson that is applicable to the targeted readership. Salamander Sisters will prove helpful to any child learning the use of the letter "S," therefore, I highly recommend it.