Book Review: Just As Special.
About the Book: Mason feels someone special might be missing from his life. Join Mason as he discovers the amazing people in his life who make him laugh, feel safe, take him on adventures and teach him the value of hard work. http://www.3evoke.com/
Just As Special by 3Evoke
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Date of publish: February 2015
My Review: Mason felt sad as he watched his friend Nathaniel and his father playing soccer. He wished his father was around so he too can play soccer with him.
His mother explained to him that fathers for many different reasons aren’t around. The book doesn’t say what happened to Mason’s father, but his mother assured him that there are important people in his life like his grandpa that takes him fishing and tells funny jokes, his Uncle Chris and Uncle Keith, who taught him how to play basketball and also his big brother Carter who taught him how to ride a bike and tie his shoes.
Mason knew he was special because he not only has support from his family, but support from his coach, his friend’s father, and teachers.
There are a lot of young boys growing up without their fathers around. But this book can encourage not only young boys but girls too. It will help them discover that there are amazing people in their life that will keep them safe and teach them the value of hard work. Illustrations by Colette Robbins is bold and colorful which helps tell the story. I highly recommend this book for classroom reading and home library.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from 3Evoke, LLC in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
About the Authors: The women of 3Evoke LLC, Marquetta Irons, Vonda Mattox, Loren Williams and Yolande Wooten, want to encourage the personal growth of our youth through learning, achievement and self-expression.
Through inspiring storytelling, their mission is to empower our children with positive images, thoughts and values. The women are originally from various parts of the country. The group now lives and creates in Georgia. To read more click http://www.3evoke.com/#!bio/c1ktj
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