Thursday, October 3, 2013

Review: Humpfree The Humpless Camel by Julia Dweck

I received this book from the author for free in order to review it. All opinions stated are my own honest opinions and are in no way influenced by the author or by receiving the ebook for free. This post contains affiliate links. Please feel free to use them or ignore them as you see fit.

Book Description:

“Now Humpfree Camel had no humps.
His back was free of any lumps.
While others had one bump or two,
Just where were Humpfree’s? No one knew.”

Humpfree’s back is as flat as a pancake and he’s not taking it lying down. He’s off on a wild search looking for his humps, but there are lots of bumps along the way. What would you do if you were a humpless, bumpless camel?

Readers will enjoy the humor and rhyme of this adventure, based on scientists’ true discovery of a new flat back camel species in East Africa. Young explorers will be fascinated by Mrs. Dweck’s true and amazing fun facts about camels to extend the learning. It all adds up to one edutaining adventure for young readers.

Release date: October 5, 2013
now available for pre-order

My Review:

Poor Humpfree has no humps! What can he do about it? He doesn't want to be the odd one out all the time. So of course he's going to figure out some way to blend in. Follow his journey, as he searches for his humps, trying to look like the rest of his friends.

This is a wonderful story that is a reminder that everyone is special and unique in their own way. That sometimes what you think is a bad thing about yourself, is actually what makes you so special. Read this story to your children and make sure they understand that point. Don't let one single child feel like they aren't special. We all know that they are.

OK that's my PSA for today. I didn't mean to get so dramatic! I just think that this is a wonderful story with adorable illustrations that match it perfectly. I am giving this book a two thumbs up. My daughter agreed with me. She absolutely loved the ending, which I will not reveal here today. Suffice it to say, it is a happy ending for Humpfree: The Humpless Camel.

What do you imagine happens? Will Humpfree find his humps? What will he do to fit in? How does a camel even go about finding humps? And of course, just to be so very punny, One Hump or Two?

Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section on what you think happens in the story. Then go buy it! It is such a cute, inspiring story! I would love it even if my daughter hadn't loved it so much. I really enjoy reading books by this author. I have read three now (you can find my reviews on the other two HERE) and so far none of them have failed at entertaining me. They are all well written and well illustrated. My daughter (who just turned ten yesterday!) even enjoys reading this author's books. I thought that she might be too old for some of them, but now I am pretty sure that no one is too old for them. 

If you don't have a child of your own, and feel embarrassed to read a children's rhyming book to yourself, then I suggest babysitting one night for a friend! This way you can get this book and say it was to entertain THAT child! Yes, this book is that cute.

About the Author:

  Julia Dweck writes children's stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose.

Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading artists in the world of children's literature to produce over 20 Amazon eBooks. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers in children's color picture books multiple times with two #1 bestsellers: PIE-RITS and Zombie-Kids. These titles have been chosen by Amazon Editors for the prestigious "Kindle Daily Deal." Many of Julia's titles have earned placement on Amazon's top ranked lists based on customer review. In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2011 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

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