Turning Pennies Into Dimes

Doc the Wolf

Children - Picture Book
44 Pages
Reviewed on 05/09/2023
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Author Biography

Kevin Chu is a husband and father. His inspiration to become a writer originates from reading bedtime stories with his wife and children. Only one massive hurdle to overcome: the fact that creative and Kevin weren't typically used in the same sentence, but maybe after this series that'll change. His vision for the series, Doc The Wolf, is to show his children how to "live to learn," (you can only truly start to understand how to do something after you've experienced it first hand) and to step outside of your comfort zone regardless of the outcome. Kevin says when you're passionate about something, "It won't ever feel like work; you're able to fully immerse yourself to satisfy that curiosity of... What's next?"

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alex Ndirangu for Readers' Favorite

Meet a very busy wolf called Doc. He prefers to work around the clock rather than take some time off from work during the day or night to have fun or talk to friends. Doc won't even get a good night's rest because he worries that his penny stocks will sour in price the next day. According to Doc, each daybreak is just a portal into a world of more worries, anxiety, and stress, and he can't help but feel like he's sinking somewhere deep where nothing or no one can help him. One day, while Doc is glued to his computer, checking and worrying about his penny stock, his friend Locke, the pig, comes ready to play. Will playtime help cure Doc's worries? Read Turning Pennies Into Dimes: Doc the Wolf by Kevin Chu to find out.

Most parents attempt to guarantee their children only see the safest versions of everything while young, a life in which, if we follow the rules, nothing can ever go wrong. However, our childhood bubble explodes a few years into adulthood, and we are thrust into the real world. Most of us then spend our lives working hard and sometimes breaking the rules we were told not to break to shape the happiness in our lives. But we still have our share of problems and unending worries about how tomorrow will turn out. Through Chu's Turning Pennies Into Dimes, you can start a discussion with your child about how they can step out of their comfort zone and race toward what matters.

Chu dedicated this book to his kids; love and care emanate from the pages along with illustrations which add to the compelling text. Each page opens into a new world of warm and welcoming colors, and young readers will enjoy the setting and the vision of the characters. The illustrations are so creative that you can read the characters' emotions. This is the story you will enjoy reading aloud to your child while snuggling up with them in bed and discussing what they've learned. It is fantastic for fostering a sense of gratitude and happiness in children. It will also inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to breathe a little and enjoy life's blessings, no matter how small.