Welcome to one of the June 9th stops on the blog tour for Patroosh, the Cheeky Pelican by Renée James, organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for 8 more reviews and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
Patroosh, the Cheeky Pelican
by Renée James
Published 9 March 2021
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Page Count: 46
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Patroosh is a cheeky pelican who always wants more. He’ll even take the food right out of your hand, or flap his big wings until you drop it in the sand. But after an unexpected event, and a random act of kindness, this pelican’s life is about to change forever.
His wings fell over his face to hide his sad eyes, for Patroosh was ready to say his goodbyes. “Farewell fish scraps, goodbye stolen fries.”
SWOOSH SWOOSH was the sound as Seamus turned around, soaring in graciously until his feet hit the ground. Patroosh peaked through a feather of his wing, thinking,
‘What’s this pesky seagull up to? Prancing around like a king?’
Seamus got to work, trying to set Patroosh’s legs free. He used his beak, his claws, and shells, and whatever else he could see.
“WHOOPEE, I’m free! Hang on a second, why did you help me?” Patroosh asked Seamus.
“Being trapped in rubbish would’ve given you a fright, so I only did what I thought was right,” said Seamus.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to Patroosh, the Cheeky Pelican as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
Patroosh, the Cheeky Pelican is a cute story about, as the title implies, a cheeky pelican named Patroosh who’s up to no mischief. This story also teaches a lot about marine birdlife and Australia in between the cheeky pelican punchlines. My one big critique of the story itself is that the first line of every new page sounds like the setup of a metered, rhyming story-in-verse stanza, and then on about half the pages it neither sticks to a meter nor rhymes. Kids won’t mind but it may be annoying to their adult reading partners. (Naturally the chosen excerpts for this tour are the best passages and DO flow and rhyme, but not every page does.)
The illustrations are bright, fun, and absolutely adorable! Kids of the target age group will love to spend lots of time studying the pictures and interpreting or expanding the story from them.
About the Author
Renée James comes from a background in communications and the commercial television industry. She has worked on a variety of creative projects both nationally and internationally. She loves nothing more than spending time with family and friends, which includes their much-loved dog. She is passionate about travel, beach days, and, of course, story-time. Her children are the bee’s knees as they’re constant reminders to be present, and always make time to play.
Renée James will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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