This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
The HappyFeet Kids Make New Friends is an animal/sports adventure book for pre-school children written by Donald Dione and illustrated by Eminence System. Socceropolis is home to the talented team of the HappyFeet Kids and Coach Jan. Each of the HappyFeet Kids has a pet bobcat named Bob. Bob the Bobcats help the kids learn and practice their soccer moves, and the kids are helping their Bobcats to move around. The Bobs weren’t always ball-shaped. They were ordinary bobcat kittens until one of them discovered a brightly shining, tiny ball floating in the Legends River. Being a hungry kitten, he grabbed one of those balls and ate it. He loved it! Then he told the other Bobcat kittens about those tiny, delicious balls. Every one of them swallowed a tiny ball, and then they all took a nap. What they discovered when they woke up was very surprising indeed.
In The HappyFeet Kids Make New Friends, Dione introduces each of the HappyFeet Kids. He also gives background information on how the Bob the Bobcat balls came into being and became the official balls for the HappyFeet Kids. I had run across those balls when I reviewed another HappyFeet Kids book and had been a bit confused about them, so this book was a great help in explaining the relationship between those baby bobcats and the kids. Dione’s book is an awesome way to instill a love of sports in kids, no matter how young they are or where they live. I also appreciated the ethical attitude Dione cultivates in his kids, who also share that they love animals.
How do you help baby bobcats who’ve swallowed soccer balls? You help them move around, of course, and beginning, intermediate and advanced soccer moves are all shown both in the story and in the appendix. Eminence System’s illustrations are boldly and brightly colored and work so well with the story line. This book is a perfect selection for story time or for a new reader to try on their own. The HappyFeet Kids Make New Friends is most highly recommended.