Thursday, October 29, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Great Carp Escape by Irish Beth Maddock


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Tadpoles, clams, and minnows wow! For siblings Beth and Paul, growing up on a lake is fun... until they are startled by a fishy find along the shoreline. When they discover the scaly, moustached carp, they become afraid.

Seasons pass, and Beth and Paul avoid the swampy reeds at all costs until a flood brings about a life-or-death situation for the creepy looking carp, right in their own backyard!

With guidance from their father, will Beth and Paul be able to overcome their apprehensions about the carp and help save them before it s too late? Watch the Trailer!

The Great Carp Escape "truly captures the magic between children and nature. The story paints a beautiful picture of how all creatures on earth are God-given and shows how compassion shouldn't be based on popularity or defined beauty. This delightful and touching story carries such an important message of acceptance and simply joy. A pleasure to read and surely a popular addition to any child s home library. "

REVIEW BY: Angelina, age 9 years

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

I really liked and enjoyed this book. It was about a brother and sister who lived near the water, but they would always avoid the swampy area because they had once found a dead fish there. The fish was a carp. It snowed a lot and there was a small pond in the kids' backyard because of the snow melting. There were a bunch of live carp that got stuck in the little pond. The kids and their dad decided to help get the carp back to the regular water by digging a trench. 

The pictures in this book are very pretty and colorful. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 7.