Book Review: Candy and the Cankersaur by Jason Sandberg

Summary: 
This is the sweet and funny tale of a young girl named Candy and her Cankersaurus Rex! Candy receives a dinosaur as a gift and is determined
to train him to be a good pet. This playful homage to Syd Hoff will make all dinosaur-crazy boys and girls happy! Enjoy!

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Age Group: Children's
Source: Review copy from author

Review:
This was such a sweet book!  I read it quickly (as it is a children's picture book) and when I finished, thought, "what's not to love?".  Candy and the Cankersaur has great illustrations, a good storyline, and there is a perfect moral to the story.  The author recommends it for the following age groups: as a bedtime story for ages 3-6, and as a read-alone picture book, ages 6-9.

My review copy was a PDF, so I sat Kaitlyn (my 2-year old) in my lap to read the story to her.  There were too many words for her to understand everything, so I shortened some of the story while reading it aloud, but she loved the illustrations and the story kept her interest (which is saying a lot, as she is usually resistant to new books at first).  

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a new picture book.  Something about it made me feel nostalgic, maybe it's the illustrations, but I really enjoyed it and would definitely read Jason Sandberg again.

 


 

2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you reviewed this one. It's cute.

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  2. I also do love a story with a moral to it and lessons to be learn and this sounds like it led your children to their own conclusions. I found Bella’s Ball Story ebook to be such a cute read, I think a lot of little girls would love it! Younger kids tend to lose interest in books when there aren't many pictures to look at, so I think more art work would help spark their imagination and keep their interest.

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