Friday, March 9, 2018

Brave Girls Never Give Up - A Children's Book Review

The Adventures of Lucy Snigglefritz: Book One

Author: Patrick Milne
Illustrator: Stephanie Faye
Publisher: Fayemous Books

Publication Date: September 16, 2013

Age Level: 4 - 7 years

About the Author
Patrick Milne is the author of two Kindle books for kids.
A Brave Girl Never Gives Up!
Lucy Snigglefritz is a star performer in Amazing Avido's Circus. She is famous for her daring tricks and magnificent performances.

As Lucy grows older, her popularity declines. She is eight years old and could no longer perform the "puppy tricks" she once did with ease.
"You're not as young as you used to be," snarled Avido Padrone.
"No one wants to see an old dog doing puppy tricks."
Lucy is abandoned at the side of the road when the circus moves to their next destination. She is heartbroken.

Lucy's future is not as bleak as it first appears. She wanders into a fire station and befriends Sooty, the fire dog. Lucy discovers her inner courage when she accompanies the fire fighters to a burning house.

My Thoughts
Lucy Snigglefritz...I love the name and I think kids will love it too.
I am a long-time proponent of Kindle books for kids. 

I read this digital book on a 7" Kindle screen. At first, the illustrations and print seemed very small. However, I discovered you can "drag" the image with your fingers and make it fill the entire screen (kids will probably figure this out much faster than I did.)

Lucy is a strong and lovable female character and the story is extremely entertaining. Even though Lucy is abandoned by her owner, she overcomes her difficulties and uses the skills she learned in the circus to save a stranded kitten in the house fire. 

This book touches on the following issues that children may want to think about:
  • Animal abandonment and care.
  • Age discrimination.
  • Gender equality.
 Lucy proves that old dogs CAN do puppy tricks and much more!

MY RATING:  5 Stars Out Of 5

FYI ~ I borrowed this book with my Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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