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Malia and Teacup Awesome African Adventure

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    My Daughter Absolutely Loved Malia & Teacup, Awesome African Adventure and Can't Wait to Read the Next Book in the Series

    My daughter is an avid reader, so she can be pretty critical at times. She typically reads books that are part of a series, so Malia and Teacup, Awesome African Adventure, being the first in the series was a challenge. It turns out she loved it. She said it was very funny and very exciting. Malia and Teacup embark on a number of adventures, or to hear my daughter explain them...misadventures on a journey to Africa where she meets a number of interesting and exotic characters, and animals. Malia learns to take care of her dog, Teacup and also adjusts to a new stepfamily. My daughter explained how Malia learned about different cultures and people and learned to respect and eventually enjoy them. She had fun reading how brave Malia was overcoming many of her fears, a good lesson there. What I liked about the book, are the pages toward the back my daughter showed me. There is a history of Kenya and a vocabulary of Swahili words we had fun with. Also, and extremely important to me as a parent are the pages about safety and building self esteem. The author, Dr. Molly Barrow explains in her notes that there are self esteem building lessons for the kids throughout the book and how important that is for the safety of the kids. There are discussion pages in the back of the book for parents and teachers to discuss with our children about safety and how to make safe decisions.
    So, on a couple of levels I do recommend this book. My daughter enjoyed the fun of the adventures, I heard her laughing while she was reading, and the other level is, she learned something about other cultures, being responsible and most important of all to be safe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2009

    Excellent Book Series

    As diplomats, my wife and I have lived in many countries and my daughter has good friends from varied cultures. The Malia and Teacup series are great exciting books for children to learn to accept differences while they recognize good intentions and bad people. Highly recommend this book for boys and girls, parents too.

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  • Posted September 15, 2009

    I loved Malia's character. I felt her pain and fear.

    Malia's story is one that needs to be told and understood. The book is for children but adults need to read this to understand what children are thinking and feeling. Not everyone who has divorced parents have to go to exotic countries to visit a parent. Dr. Barrow has made this a great story by taking the readers to a world they are not used to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2009

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    Great Book!

    Malia and Teacup is a wonderful book that is great for kids. Every kid will love this book, it's packed with exciting adventures and is also very funny.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2009

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    Malia and Teacup books were selected as Sunshine State Young Readers Award nominees. Barnes and Noble Community Relations Manager, Jessica Olson,says the Sunshine State Young Readers Award is like the Oscars for books. Teachers and parents begin calling constantly during the month of April when the winner's list is announced. SSYRA committee chair and media specialist, Lorraine Stinson selected both Malia and Teacup titles for the award nominations. Laurie Arnez, Media Specialist, also a commitee member introduced the books to the committee.

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