Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ralphina, the Roly-Poly by Claudia Chandler

Ralphina, the Roly-Poly by Claudia Chandler
Geared Towards: Newborn thru Age 8
Published By: Leathers Publishing
Publication Date: January 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1585974627

If you have or know of a child as fascinated by roly-poly bugs as my 5 year old daughter is, then this is the book for you. Written and illustrated by Claudia Chandler, passionate gardner and educator, this is a story about a lonely little roly-poly named Ralphina.

Ralphina is a happy bug, but what would make her even happier would be a friend. She knows there's a little boy that lives in the house across the garden, and Ralphina thinks it would just be the greatest if she could get that little boy to play with her. The trouble is, Ralphina is very tiny. How ever will she manage to gain the boy's attention, let alone get him to play with her?

Pick up your copy today to see what lengths she'll go to to find a new friend to play with. And while you're at it I bet you'll learn a fact or two you didn't already know about roly-polies. Like, for instance, did you know that a roly-poly breathes through gills? I certainly didn't!

Ralphina, the Roly-Poly is a brightly illustrated, book that will not only teach readers some fun facts about roly-polies, but will also teach them to be creative, to problem solve, to pay attention to the world around them, and to never ever discount that friends come in all shapes and sizes.

A beautiful story told through the eyes of a seemingly insignificant little creature, this is a book that will inspire you to look at nature and friendships through brand new eyes.

OUR RATING: 5 hearts

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