Monday, November 11, 2013

Anabella Giggles All Day! Children's Picture Book Review

 Anabella Giggles All Day! Review

When approved to review the book Anabella Giggles All Day! by Dr. Nev Nickels, I was excited because I didn't have any e-books for my daughter on my kindle and the book looked like something she would enjoy, since it's for ages 3-7 and described as easy-to-read rhyme.

After I read the 40 page story book a few times, I decided I was pretty disappointed with it. It wasn't very easy to read rhyme, it felt forced and the rhyming just wasn't very good. The characters names (Anabella and Imani) didn't flow well with the text and made it even more difficult to read. I had to re-read parts because I thought it was my fault that it somehow wasn't flowy and rhyming like kids books usually are.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about when I say forced:

"Happiliy incited and excited,
Anabella then said
"Imani did you know
your cheeks are totally red?"

And for the not great rhyming:

"Yay I did it!
Anabella you're cured.
You're not laughing too much
or too loudly anymore."

As I'm trying to stay with the book, it takes a turn and jumps from Imani being angry at Anabella, to something call the Rhompees, and then they make up and the book just ends. It was an odd story that didn't have a very good flow and was a bit confusing.

Also, I was quite disappointed about the screen set up on the Kindle, two pages of the book would only fill half the screen, making it slightly more difficult to read and fully take in the illustrations. On a positive note though the illustrations were well done and colorful, looking back I could actually get more out of the illustrations then the actual words.

I personally wouldn't recommend this book if you're looking for an easy to read kids book, but if it's something you would be interested in it's available in e-book form for $2.99, which can be read on:

*Android tablet
*Mac desktop/laptop computer
*PC desktop/laptop computer
*Windows Phone
*Windows Tablet

Book summary:

"Anabella loves giggling, but when Anabella starts giggling at her bossy best friend, their friendship is challenged. Because her feelings are hurt, Anabella's best friend becomes angry and commands Anabella not to laugh again. What will Anabella do? Can she stop giggling at her best friend? Can they still be best friends? Ultimately, shared all-day giggles lead to the triumph of friendship."

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review Lindsey! It might have been helpful (as mentioned in the product description that this is book #2 of a series). The Rhompees are main characters in book #1! Thanks again for your review!