Sunday, May 15, 2016

Book Review: The Wandering Troll by Russell Hughes and KayC Jones

by M. J. Joachim

Traveling through seasons and various regions of the earth, including mountains, deserts and swamps, The Wandering Troll makes his way around the globe in search of … well, he doesn’t really know what he’s searching for exactly. He only knows there’s some deep longing for something better, so he sets out on a journey.

Hearts crave what they need, often becoming dissatisfied with everything else they find, until they find their true desire. Life is like that, as we make our way through it, not always knowing what we’re looking for, but knowing we’ll be happy when we find it - if we ever do, because as is often the case, we don’t know what we’re looking for, and it can get a little frustrating finding the wrong thing all the time. It’s a lot to process, I know.

A picture says a thousand words, and the pictures in The Wandering Troll might actually say a few more than that. Children will enjoy the bright colors, picking out various things in each page of the story. Very young kids will be able to pick out colors, shapes and letters, while older children will benefit more from the overall message of this book. It’s a nice one to put on your tablet, and let the kids enjoy ereading. Oh my, did I just make a new word? Nah, I’m sure somebody else already beat me to it. Regardless, this is one I’d add to the list of stories worth getting for kids.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Oh, and don’t forget to share this review, so we can get the word out about this fine book for kids.

Happy reading, writing and whatever else you do.

Best to all,

M. J.

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