Book Review of Sloane Rules!
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Shaun Post and Sarah Post
Illustrated by Shaun Post
Ages 3-5 | 40 Pages
Publisher: BookBaby | ISBN-13: 9798986917702
What to Expect: Family, new baby, adapting to change, pets
In this tongue-in-cheek picture book, the arrival of a new baby takes on the grandeur of a royal drama, as seen through the eyes of the pampered family pet.
Sloane (the dog) loves being the sole monarch in her kingdom (house). She has her subjects (human owners) bring her food, clean up after her, and generally cater to her every whim. Then, something unexpected happens—Sloane is told she will have to share her crown with a new prince (baby) in the family! Will the prince understand that she is still the top dog? Sloane may have to make some adjustments to her lifestyle and expectations to accommodate this new member of the family. Still, when all is said and done, Sloane has to admit that sharing the crown is really not so bad.
From this dogs-eye perspective, readers get a sympathetic glimpse at the complicated emotions and changes they will have to cope with when the arrival of a new family member introduces change and demands compromise. Shaun Post’s bold, primary-color illustrations humorously let readers into the secret that Sloane is, in fact, a pet dog, inviting them to laugh at the egotism they might otherwise give in to themselves. At the same time, the simple rhyming text keeps the story accessible to even beginner readers.
Sloane Rules! is a witty take on the theme of new siblings, great for helping young readers prepare for this significant change in their lives.
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About the Author-Illustrator
Shaun Post has been drawing since he was a little kid (even on walls). With a passion for art, he was inspired to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and a Master’s in Illustration from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Shaun has spent the past decade-plus refining his craft as a designer for a number of fortune 500 companies, including Google, Amazon, Disney, Apple, and Cartoon Network.
About the Author
Sarah Post is an accomplished Program Manager specializing in User Experience, Learning & Development, Onboarding, & Communications. Sarah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from San Francisco State University and currently works in the tech and healthcare industries throughout the Bay Area.
For more information, visit https://www.sloanerules.com/.
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