I recently had the pleasure of discovering children’s book author Susan Ross. Susan lives in Ontario, Canada, and has published four children’s picture books. My six year old daughter and I just read two of her books, The Great Bellybutton Cover-up and Say Please to the Honeybees. Here are our reviews:
The Great Bellybutton Cover-up
Violet’s been sheared and she’s very embarrassed. Everyone can see her bellybutton! Being an extremely creative sheep, Violet comes up with hilarious and imaginative ways to solve her dilemma.
Make a Sheep instructions included.
Ages 2 – 8 (Grades preschool – 3)
This book was delightful! My daughter and I giggled all the way through it. She loved all of the funny ways Violet tried to hide her “naked” bellybutton; I loved that in addition to being entertaining, the author subtly interwove lessons about good manners throughout the story, using repetition to clearly demonstrate each lesson. The wonderful illustrations add to the story; full of bright colors and adorable characters, the pictures engage the reader as much as the words! My six year old (just started 1st grade) was able to read this aloud with minimal assistance. The repetitive style made the reading aloud easier for her and parts became almost like a chant. I additionally loved that the concepts were very age appropriate and written in a very current way that children can relate to (my little diva wouldn’t be caught dead without a proper ensemble)! 🙂
My daughter’s favorite thing about this book is the awesome directions to make a sheep at the end of the book. The illustrated step-by-step instructions are clear and easy to follow. We haven’t had a chance to make Violet yet, but when we do we will update this review with photos! She is very excited!
We give The Great Bellybutton Cover-up FIVE STARS
Purchase The Great Bellybutton Cover-up here!