Saturday, July 18, 2015

Book Review: Sunny the Snail by Karmen Sanda

Sunny The Snail- And Colorful Crayons: Inspiring Children's Book about being creative
By Karmen Sanda
Publisher: Studio Sanda
Published: May 27, 2015

Amazon Synopsis:

Follow the adventures of Sunny the Snail 

This is a wonderful children's book about a baby snail Sunny who wanted to be different and his family who understood.. 

Sunny is the youngest and the smallest among his brothers and more than anything else he wants to be different. And by being different he also helps his mommy and finds joy in his life by helping others. 

What possibly can a little snail do to be different? Lean back and find out what Sunny does in this lovely picture book. 

This beginner reader’s eBook for your children ages 2

These stories are great for quick bedtime stories and cute tales to be read aloud with friends and family. 

• Excellent for beginning and early readers 
• Great for reading aloud with friends and family 
• Cute short story, great for a quick bedtime story 
• Hand
drawn watercolor & pen drawings 
• FREE coloring book downloads included 

This book is especially great for traveling, waiting rooms, and read aloud at home.


This FREE coloring
book provides enough black and white drawings to keep children entertained while coloring them. At the beginning of the book you will find a link to download it. 

Scroll up and grab a copy of this children's book today and spend some quality time with your child. 

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My Thoughts:

Sunny the Snail is a delightful tale about a snail that comes from a large family where they can’t tell one another apart because they all look alike. Creative Sunny finds some crayons and decides to colour his shell so that he will look different from his brothers and sisters. His family likes the idea so much that they ask him to do the same for each of them. Pretty soon the whole community of snails is being decorated by Sunny with beautiful designs on their shells.

I liked this story because it encourages children to use their creativity with crayons. Different designs on the shells are shown for examples and a free book is provided for downloading that children can use to create their own designs. There are also a few other activities in the downloadable book such as matching and mazes.

This would be a good book for a parent to read to a child rather than for the child to read to him or herself. The reason for this is that there are errors in tense (both past and present tense in the same sentence) and word choice in the book. For example:

“…decided one day that he is going to help his beloved mommy to finally distinct who is who between his brothers”

If the parent is reading, then perhaps they can catch the tense errors and incorrect word choices. These errors may be due to the author’s first language not being English, but then I think the book should be more rigorously edited and proofread as children learn to read by reading.

Other than that I thought that this was a fun book for children. Due to the errors however, I will have to deduct a star from my overall score, leaving Sunny the Snail with 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:

My name is Karmen Sanda. I spent my childhood in a village Kamnica, near the city of Maribor, in a small country called Slovenia.

My first tool for today's successful career were crayons which I got for my first birthday. Since then the crayons were my everyday companion.

As a little girl I could spend hours and hours drawing and making up stories.

I have finished school of economics and graduated from textile design.
After ten years of a successful career in various professions I rediscovered my true passion and decided to return to the drawing board.

Now I am living my dream with my biggest admirers and critics - my husband and my three lovely children.

Together we enjoy beautifully illustrated books and additional creative gifts, such as coloring books and puzzles. We love to create: to draw and to make up fairy tales.

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