Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kindle Books For Kids: Mortimer's Book of What-ifs?

What if I have to get glasses?
What if you forget your homework?
What if you decide to sell your sister?

"Mortimer's Book of What-ifs?", by Mandi Tillotson Williams, is a delightful collection of 19 rhyming poems for children. Children will also love to play the "Where's Mortimer?" game as they search for Mortimer's picture on each page.

About the Author
After experiencing a personal family tragedy-turned-miracle, Mandi Tillotson Williams has decided to pursue her lifelong dream of writing for children on top of having her own photography business and juggling three kids and their activities.
She is the author of another children's book ~ "Mortimer's Sweet Retreat".  Please click HERE to read my review of this book.

Questions That Will Delight and Entertain
This ebook is a collection of illustrated poetry for children. Each poem is based on a question that children might be curious about. These humorous questions are answered with a delightful rhyming poem.

The color illustrations are ink drawings that are colored-in with crayon/colored pencils. There is a tiny picture of Mortimer hidden in each illustration so children will have a blast trying to find the little picture of Mortimer on each page.

My Thoughts
I found this collection of children's poems reminiscent of the Jack Prelutsky books that I would read my classes when I worked as a school librarian. Ms. Williams has a wonderful understanding of the way children think. The humor in this collection is outstanding and the illustrations are excellent.

I viewed the book on my Kindle 3 (black-and-white pictures) and the Kindle for PC Application (color pictures). There is one color illustration on each page and most of  the poems contain 10 to 15 lines of text. I think the formatting for this book looks very good on the Kindle. The text is clear and readable on the small screen and the illustrations are clear and bright.
I can imagine a teacher or librarian using this book with their computer and a projector so a class could enjoy the poetry on a big screen.

This collection of poetry is great for independent reading or for reading aloud to younger children. This is a real gem!

My Rating: 5 Stars out of 5 Stars

FYI ~ I ordered this ebook from Amazon.Com when it was offered as a free digital download. Please check the price before ordering.

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