Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hector - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Insight Editions.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Synopsis:

Meet "zebrapotamus" Hector. He's not like the other hippos in the jungle. His unusual black-and-white striped skin makes him the target of hurtful teasing from the other hippos on the riverbank. But when a chance encounter opens Hector's eyes to true friendship, he begins to appreciate qualities of character he never knew he had. And when dangerous circumstances put him to the test, he proves just how powerful kindness can be.

Beautifully illustrated in rich watercolors, this poignant story underscores the values of forgiveness and respect for differences, and the need to see beyond external appearances-important messages for young minds growing up in a globally aware era.

My Review:

A hardback book with watercolor illustrations, Hector tells of a hippo with zebra stripes. He is taunted by his fellow herd of hippos for not looking like them. Hector goes through sad emotions as he tries to find his place in life. He happens upon a pack of zebras and is accepted by them. One day, Hector comes across a situation where he uses bravery, and he saves some baby hippos from danger. The other hippos realize that Hector is one of them and they want him back in their herd.

Told in rhythmic form, Hector is a choice book to teach young children about forgiveness, kindness, and acceptance.

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27 comments:

ReggieMann said...

I would like to have Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Thorn Games, heard a lot about this book

Courtney B said...

i like the user guide to air guitar

Janet W. said...

I'd like to read How to Knock Out Nightmares with my grandsons, too!

aperry said...

I would like the bee book.

Kathy Davis said...

I would like to read Bee because my granddaughter is fascinated by bees.
Kathy Davis
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Cynthia Sizemore said...

How to knock out nightmares looks like a great book

carol said...

I think my granddaughter would like Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book

Cryssie Cherry said...

Whose Egg?

Heather said...

I would like The Essential Supernatural:On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester

Kimberly said...

I like the book Who's Egg

Linda said...

I would like to get the Harry Potter-pop-up book.
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McKim said...

I'd like to read How to Demolish Dinosaurs to my grandson.

Nancy said...

I'd like to read Bee because children need to read non-fiction, too!

Nancy
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bison61 said...

my grandson would like the book How to Demolish Dinosaurs

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Tarah Manning said...

I think the book, I've Never Met an Idiot on the River, would be a great gift for my husband. I think he'd really enjoy it!

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I'd like to read The Kiss: A Celebration.
-Audra O'Hara

jakiesmom said...

I like the littlest giant

Maryann Skaritka said...

I like Bug Life, looks very educational.
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Lisa Pecora said...

Id like Cat Food for Thought

kathy pease said...

I'd love to read Exploring the Deep: The Titanic Expeditions Limited Edition

Susan Smoaks said...

i want to read the Harry Potter Pop-up Book

Tylerpants said...

I want to read Accidental Inventions: The Chance Discoveries That Changed Our Lives. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

AEKZ2 said...

I'd like to read Fringe: September's Notebook.

trixx said...

I'd like to have The Dark Knight Manual!

Jennifer Q. said...

I would like to read Whose Nest?to my son.

lilyk said...

Bart Simpson's Manual Of Mischief looks very interesting!