Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dreamy Drums-trouble in Paradise (review)

Dreamy Drums: Trouble In Paradise 

Title: Dreamy Drums: Trouble in Paradise
Author: JZ Bingham
Illustrator: Curt Walstead
Genre: Childrens
Pages: 32
Published April 2013

Summary: "Dreamy Drums, Trouble In Paradise is Book 1 in the debut Salty Splashes Collection™ of illustrated fiction for children. Dreamy Drums introduces an unconventional cartoon cast featuring Sammy, a spirited puppy who arrives via special delivery to his awaiting family and their quaint, sunny village by the sea. Sammy causes quite a stir as he tries to settle into his new neighborhood and learn to live by the rules. However, the rules make for more trouble as Sammy decides to break them on last time. A variety of cartoon character friends join Sammy for a day of surf and sun, but a sudden storm brings rain and more Trouble In Paradise!"

Review:  Okay, first off, I would like it known that I do not normally review children's book here, but I made an error on NetGalley and clicked the 'read' button on this...  So I will not give a review here as well, but please be aware this is a Young Childrens book! 

This is a cute, fun childrens book. This book is part of a series, but, like many other children's books, they do not have to be read in order.

This story is about a young dog, Sammy getting a family (dog parents and a cat sister) but causes trouble for the neighbors, such as digging in their yards, chasing the mailman, etc.

What I loved about this book was the illustrations. Very vivid in color. each character very expressive to the situation. Wonderfully done. The story, while cute and enjoyable left a LOT of questions. Such as what was in the bag he was hidding. It was such a focus it seemd like it should have been more important. Also, no real lesson seems to be learned yet and an adventure just begins but has no end or middle. So it is very jumpy. Kids are left with question and so am I. Yet we all liked the characters themselves.

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