- Book Style: Storybook for kids
- Reading Level: 2 (Read with Help due to: some mid-level vocabulary)
- Reading Length: 7-10 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)
- Illustration: Cutesy…oh so cutesy!
- Age Target: 2-8 Years of Age
Dobby Is So Polite What A Delight is a fantastic storybook for kids by one of our favorite authors here on Kids Fun Channel (Kimberley Kleczka). At the start of the story, Dobby is a puppy who’s abandoned. He lives in a smelly cage and is eventually found and rescued by a nice man who gives her to Kaylah. Kaylah lives with another dog named Baloo who teaches Dobby the ways of a good dog and so Kaylah and Dobby end up having a great life together. Dobby gets to snuggle in with Kaylah and learns manners from Baloo…what more could a dog want?
As per usual, Kimberley Kleczka has written a very positive and happy book that’s easy to read for you and your little one(s). I love when a book just leaves your child feeling happy and safe, and this book does just that. The story of Dobby going from an abandoned puppy to a happy, healthy dog is simply uplifting. Not only that, but I think a story like this teaches children compassion and caring, even for things that they know nothing about.
On top of that happy, uplifting story is a great new character in Dobby for your child to focus on. In general, dogs make great characters because everyone knows the unconditional love that comes from them. Even children as young as one or two years of age pick up on just how happy-go-lucky puppies are and most children love them from the moment they see one. As a result of this (and some good character development) Dobby is a wonderful character. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of Dobby in future books.
A common trait in Kimberley’s books are the wonderful illustrations. It’s pretty rare for me to find a book as colorful and as vibrant as the pictures in her books. Apoorva Dingar is the illustrator here and I think if you take a look at the picture below, you’ll understand just what I mean. The sailboat is a great yellow color and I love the multitude of blues and greens found on the page as well. Each color seems to just jump off the page.
Now the most important thing with any book we review here is how children react to it. What I can say about this book is that my little guy loved Dobby and Baloo. In fact, he loved Dobby enough to ask for another dog (which may or may not excite you about the book)! I think that’s a pretty good indicator that the story has touched him in a good way and that he’s going to retain some of the words he’s read with me. I love that.
We’ve reviewed a large number of books by Kimberley Kleczka and it’s no secret she’s one of our favorites here at Kids Fun Channel. This book changes nothing for us, except it gives us another option to read at night! What’s more is that Kimberley always gives you a chance to jump into her world with a free promotion. In the case of Dobby Is So Polite What A Delight, the book will be free on Kindle (KDP) from March 1st to March 5th, 2017! If you’d like to take advantage of that or if you’d like to buy a reasonably priced book, head here!
Or, head to any of our other book reviews for this great author:
Until next time…smash, crash, and learn!