Boomer To The Rescue

Summary:

Boomer, a lavender skunk, is worried about the first day of school. His worst fears come true when the school bully says he's not allowed to play with them. When Boomer gets the chance to show his special qualities, others stop and take notice.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The illustrations are bright, perfect for engaging a preschooler and kindergartener. The story has "lessons" on several levels.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

S/He loved it right away, especially Boomer's lavender coloring. We were asked to read this one several times in a row, for several days running.

Parent Reaction

This is a sweet story. Predictable, but cute. The author creates a great way for parents to talk with their kids about their fears, which likely mirror Boomer's: school, being made fun of, and feeling left out.

Type of Book:
This is a story that reminds kids about the pitfall of judging others.
Educational Themes:

The focus for this story is Boomer and his feelings, and there is plenty to work with. When you read the back, you can learn more about organizations that help animals.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 11
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with 3-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This story will have value for a long time. It will assuage fears and affirm self-esteem in different ways at each of the different ages in the target audience.

Title Boomer to the Rescue
Author Peter Parente
Publisher Tree of Life Publishing © 2005
Illustrators Aleksey Ivanov
ISBN 0974505234
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Animal Character, Emotions and Feelings
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