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what's it about...
Patroosh is a cheeky pelican who always wants more. He'll even take the food right out of your hand, or flap his big wings until you drop it in the sand. But after an unexpected event, and a random act of kindness, this pelican's life is about to change forever.
Oh my, how absolutely delightful. This is what I’ve been talking about in my reviews of children’s books of late. A fun book, bright beautiful illustrations, and...a subliminal message of values or even just being nice to one another. The story is about our avian or web-footed friends. It’s about people too and finally, about responsibility.
The prose rhyming gives this an easy flow to read and it’s just as easy to hear. Don’t be afraid of the 40+ pages for your toddler. This is a book with big illustrations and a few words on each page. Its layout seems to make the rhyming even more fun.
After a small amount of research, it looks to me as if Renee James has plenty of communications and production experience. If she has written another children’s book, I could not find mention of it. Parents better hope there are more to come!
read an excerpt...
the little seagull, really wanted to be heard.
Seamus was starving and his tummy was rumbling.
Patroosh was so full up that his tummy was grumbling.
He floated around with his belly up, sunbathing, gloating, and singing, “YUP YUP YUP YUUUUUP.”
about Renee James...
Renée James comes from a background in communications and the commercial television industry. She has worked on a variety of creative projects both nationally and internationally
She loves nothing more than spending time with family and friends, which includes their much-loved dog. She is passionate about travel, beach days, and, of course, story-time. Her children are the bee's knees as they're constant reminders to be present, and always make time to play.
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