Book Review of Ivy-Lou and the Spooky Shoe
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The Children’s Book Review
Written and illustrated by Alana Josephson
Ages 5+ | 70 Pages
Publisher: Independently published | ISBN-13: 9798838015754
What to Expect: Halloween themes (witches, monsters), rhyming, and facing fears.
Halloween is an exciting time for a pup named Ivy-Lou; she’s been anxiously anticipating its arrival all year. This Halloween becomes more frightening than expected when she encounters a spooky shoe. When Ivy-Lou takes the mysterious shoe home, her adventure begins. From trick-or-treating to flying high in the sky, Ivy-Lou learns Halloween can be more than the scary holiday she thought it to be. Instead, it becomes an enjoyable and fun time of year.
Alana Josephson has crafted a fun-to-read rhyming story featuring a not-so-fearless pup. Young readers who are working on decoding skills will greatly enjoy the ABAB rhyming scheme used along with the clear and large print text. Ivy-Lou and the Spooky Shoe would also be an entertaining read-aloud for younger students to celebrate the Halloween season and practice predictive rhyming. Along with a fun story, Josephson has created digital cartoon illustrations that will appeal to children. The use of Halloween-themed colors and themes strongly conveys the moods of Ivy-Lou, providing clarity to non-readers and enhancing the book’s reading experience.
Ivy-Lou and the Spooky Shoe is a fun and spirited Halloween story perfect for a younger audience.
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About the Author
Alana Josephson is an author and artist currently studying fine art and writing in Europe. She specializes in composing and illustrating short stories. Her work is often based on real-life experience and showcases her talent as an artist. Alana appreciates how her stories share her childhood memories in a way that connects with her young readers. As a lifelong pet lover, Alana is keen on documenting Ivy-Lou’s mischief for her growing audience.
Stay tuned for future adventures as Ivy-Lou travels the world and her mom shares stories of her escapades!
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