Monday, April 20, 2015

Katie and the North Star by Bethany and Katie Lopez- A Review

Katie and the North Star

Authors: Bethany and Katie Lopez
Illustrator: Hetty Mitchell

Paperback: 26 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 13, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1505858739

About the Book

Katie and the North Star is a book filled with adventure, joy, and imagination. Join Katie as she learns why she can't keep the North Star all to herself.

About the Authors

Katie and Bethany Lopez are a mother and daughter writing team. Katie is currently navigating through the first grade. She loves reading, writing, and Shopkins. Bethany writes stories for all ages. She enjoys writing full time and spending time with her family. Katie and the North Star is their first collaboration.

My Review

If I am perfectly honest, I set this book to the side when I first received it because it didn't look like something I would normally pick out. Yes, I was totally judging a book by a cover. Yes, even though I thought the cover was beautiful, my youngest is really into monsters, trucks, and other things that are much edgier so I was to delay reading it. I simply added the title to my list of books to review and set it in one of the baskets of books we have all over the house. This was an excellent decision because my oldest read the book without my prompting, which always leads to the most honest comments. My oldest went out of her way to stop me in the middle of my housework to let me know that a girl who is only in the first grade helped to write and publish this book. My daughter was impressed by the initiative and creativity of the young author. After hearing my daughter rave about the "cute story," I sat down to read the book. This book is truly a delightful children's book. It has a simple story line that engages young readers. My youngest spent quite a long time flipping back and forth through the pages asking me to explain the illustrations. There is one picture of a star in a hay stack that my two-year-old finds particularly intriguing, prompting lots of questions and comments. Overall, the book give a vintage feel with the voice of a child, making it a sweet nighttime read.

FTC Required Disclosures:
 *I received a review copies from the author free of charge. All opinions expressed in this review represent my honest opinions about the book. **This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. If you purchase the books through these links, I receive a small portion of the payment, which I use to support this blog. Thanks for your support!  

1 comment:

  1. I love this review! Thanks so much for giving this story a chance. I'm so excited that your kids enjoyed it, and I can't wait to show Katie your review!


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