BOOK REVIEWS FROM LIBRARIANS, PSYCHOLOGISTS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS: The Missing Friendship Bracelet

02/27/2016

Book Reviews from Librarians, Psychologists and Other Professionals

Review  #1
Nancy Ferrell, Juneau Juvenile Book Review Committee, Juneau Public Libraries, Juneau, Alaska, Author, Former Librarian, Former Teacher.
Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker.
Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet    
“A missing bracelet causes a rift in friendship of two animated elephants. Alien Splunkunio Splunkey, detective, smoothes the difference and aids in finding the bracelet.
The story, most effectively narrated to a group by storyteller, Elana Ashley, offers conflict, peacemaking and humor. As an educational vehicle, it could launch discussions on friendship, trust and helpfulness. A lively, satisfying story.”   

Review #2
Dr. Suzanne M. Cahnmann, Ph.D., Psychologist, Highwood, Illinois
Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker
Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet 
“Splunkunio Splunkey, the outer space "Sherlockian" Detective, shows children the method of deductive reasoning for finding a missing friendship bracelet.
The book helps children to retrace their steps when something is missing, and teaches them positive and constructive ways of handling their frustrations when they can not find or when they misplace things.
Through her characters and vivid photography, Dr. Elana Ashley teaches children thoughtful insights about Caring, Sharing and Fairness.”

Reviews #3
Ronnie Rund, Assistant Head of Youth Services, Morton Grove Public Library, Morton Grove, Illinois
Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker
Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet
“Detective Splunkey does a grand job of mediating. He is quite tactful in the way he encourages his friends to reenact the events of the day. Your story line had me guessing wrongly at where they would find the friendship bracelet. I love the color photos. Kids can relate so well to images of real things. Even realizing that the characters are not "alive," children may see them "come to life" within such a realistic setting.” 

Reviews #4
Dr. Leonard B. Miller, Professor of Psychology, American Behavioral Studies Institute, Santa Anna, California; Contributing Co-Editor, Integrative Psychotherapies
Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker
Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet
“Children's books should be written to teach impressionable youngsters about life in a positive way, while concurrently entertaining them. Sometimes an author will get one aspect right, but not the other. Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker, Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet is a successful combination of these elements. How to maintain interrelationships is the integral message of this charming and amusing story. Trust, acceptance of others who might appear different, not giving up when things appear difficult, and being willing to work hard to solve scary problems are the lessons that children will learn from this book. I highly recommend it for parents, teachers and youngsters.” 

Reviews #5
Ada Moriel, Singer-Musician-Composer, Israel Her latest CD – "Shepherd's Daughter - Celtic Songs of the Heart" -- and Her  Previous CD -- "The Many Colours of White"
Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker
Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet 
“This book is made with so much love and hope for deep world friendship and brotherhood. We are all on a little planet sharing the same burdens and daily struggles, and, if we share love and friendship and understanding - what a better world we would share. The photography is lovely. The characters are lovable. You do such gratifying work.”    

 

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