The Dinglehopper Blueberry Belly-Button Snooter

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The Dinglehopper Blueberry Belly-Button Snooter is a wonderful children’s book that brings to life a cute little monster named Buznard Archebald. Children of all ages will get a hoot out of this book as it is funny and happy.

It all starts when sisters Olivia and Caroline notice their room is clean. All of their things are put away and their beds are made. But they know that they weren’t the ones who tidied up. They ask their mom and dad who both say it wasn’t them. Then, their Dad says, “It must have been the Dinglehopper Blueberry Belly-Button Snooter.” Their dad was the best at being silly so the girls just think it’s their dad making up another story.

The best part of this book is when the girls and their dad go out into the woods to find the Dinglehopper. The girls couldn’t believe he was real. And even though he looked like a monster, the Dinglehopper was not scary at all. In fact, he was silly and fun!

The story will appeal to children who love an element of fantasy. It would be a great book for a child who is scared of monsters under his or her bed because this monster is so cute and friendly that it would probably help to dissolve some of their fears.

The illustrations in the book are very colorful and will appeal to the eyes of children. There is also a lot of detail in the illustrations. Because I read the book as a digital copy, I was able to zoom in on the pictures and I could tell the illustrator, Indre Ta, put a great deal of work and care into them. The pictures had texture and shadowing and the animals were cute as could be. I did think the humans’ faces were a little distorted and unnatural looking but overall, the artwork was beautiful.

The text is spaced out well and is on the page opposing the illustration. This design will make it easy for parents to read to their child while the child looks at the picture illustrating the words. A single illustration of an item from the opposing page sits atop each paragraph which is both sweet and can be used as a “find it” item for little ones.

Overall, The Dinglehopper Blueberry Belly-Button Snooter checks all the boxes for an enjoyable, adventurous children’s book that many will love.

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Author Chris Cochrane
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 60 pages
Publisher Hawes & Jenkins Publishing
Publish Date 27-Mar-2023
ISBN 9781637840221 Buy this Book
Issue June 2024
Category Children's