I received a series of these books to facilitate this review, I was not compensated for this
review. The opinions within are my own.
Recently Ana and I received a fun and sweet series of books featuring Parker the Platypus written by Joe Melillo. Joe was sweet in sending us the entire series to read together and share the stories and fun illustrations. I love this series for so many reasons not in the least that his sweet niece illustrated the stories. The pictures are colorful and fun, and Ana really enjoyed looking at them as I read to her. She laughed with the characters, asked why they were sad, and definitely understood the emotions covered. She especially loved the colorful drawings, and loved listening to me read the stories with fun voices.
Parker the Platypus
Parker Helps Hubert The Hippopotamus
Parker Befriends Bertram The Bat
All three books have things in common:
- Each book has the adorable Parker the Platypus as a featured character
- Each book deals with a different issue that children face as they try to fit in amongst their peers.
- Each book is based off a children's song that Joe wrote and recorded, and a free download of each song with page turning signals is included!
- Each book is illustrated by Joe's niece Sami. She was only 9 when she designed the cover for Parker the Platypus, and now , at 14 she is working on the fourth book in the series.
- Each book is available over the internet at all major book retailers: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.
For more information please do check out the main website here: .Parker the Platypus
Although Ana is really too young to understand the implications of not fitting in because
of differences, bullying and other social injustices, she really did love the stories and fun
photos. I found the books to be sweet, fun to read aloud, and easy to explain to a 3 year old. They will be added to Ana's shelf and as she grows up and understands more, I know she will fall more in love with Parker and his pals.
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