Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book Review: The Pacifier Tree by Uncle Amos

The Pacifier Tree
By Uncle Amos
Publisher: Uncle Amos
Published: April 28, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:
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**** Free e-Video Gift Inside ! ****
Johnny does not want to give up his pacifier – ever! Mom is at wit's end.
But will Johnny's mind change when he learns about the magical Pacifier Tree?
Mom and Johnny will learn an important lesson about priorities and growing up in this playful pacifier tale.
A great story for parents to read with kids struggling to give up their pacifiers! For children at ages 3-10.
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 My Thoughts:

The Pacifier Tree is an inventive little story about a mother who tries to figure out a way to get her son go give up his pacifier. He is sucking on it all the time and making horrible sucking noises on it. He doesn’t want to give it up.

She comes up with an idea and gets all the other mothers in the neighborhood to participate. The children all hang their pacifiers on a sapling and leave notes with it. They are told that the tree needs the pacifiers to grow big and strong. This gives the children a purpose and a reason for giving up their pacifiers. Later when the tree is bigger, they are able to build a treehouse in it.

I thought the idea of the pacifier tree was inventive. The idea of giving the tree his pacifier so that it could grow up big enough for him to build a treehouse in it gave him a good enough reason to give it up.

The pictures were bright and colourful. It is a shame that with a two-page spread set up the pictures do not correspond with the words. On the right side of the page are the words, then you turn the page and see the picture that goes with them on the left-hand side of the page. The following text on the right side of the page belongs with the picture on next page. This makes things difficult for new readers who need picture cues when reading. It’s always best to have the corresponding picture and words on the same page (or two-page spread).

I tried to download the video and audiobook gift. The process went well and I was assured that that the link was sent to my email. However, no link appeared. I waited a couple of days thinking that perhaps there was a delay in the link being sent. However the link never showed up. I tried again, with the same result.

Hopefully this book will help parents get creative to figure out what will motivate their own child to give up the pacifier. (Personally, my vote is for the pacifier because you can get rid of it whereas you cannot get rid of a child’s fingers!)

I gave this creative little children’s story a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Uncle Amos started writing children's books at the request of his four grandsons, now aged nine, six, and three(Twins). His stories, which tackle the problems of growing up with humor and fun, are beloved of his family and hundreds of others. 

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