Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW: THE BEHEMOTH DINOSAUR IN THE LAND OF UZ by Maryluz Guerrero Salas



Children’s books have to capture instantly the eye catcher for this book was the dinosaur. Boys love dinosaurs and some girls do to thus the expectations of the book were high. But then there is the title THE BEHEMOTH DINOSAUR IN THE LAND OF UZ, say that three times real fast!  But there was something I did not see at first glance because other than the dinosaur I did not like the cover and that was the other title of the book.
This book is bi-lingual which does not make sense to me. As an English speaker I purchase books written in English, I know my Spanish speaking friends can obtain the same book translated and vice-versa. The fact that I was reading an ebook eliminates the excuse of saving trees, the publishers could have very easily produced an English version, a Spanish version and any other translation. The problem is having to skip over the other language interrupts the flow of reading, for a children's book this is even more of a problem.
This is not a book conducive to learning how to read English or Spanish thus even though the plot, about sharing and helping each other may be a good one, it really gets’ lost in the multiple translations.

 I did not enjoy this book, my eight year old grandson showed absolutely no interest in this book. This is one of those books in which you can judge by it’s cover. I don’t recommend

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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