THE ADVENTURES OF BENTLEY HIPPO: INSPIRING CHILDREN TO SHARE
BY ARGYRO GRAPHY - 5-STAR READERS FAVORITE
THE ADVENTURES OF BENTLEY HIPPO: INSPIRING CHILDREN TO SHARE INTRODUCES THE AUTHOR'S ADMITTEDLY DIFFERENT YOUNG HIPPO AND SHARES BENTLEY'S INTERACTIONS WITH A MISCHIEVOUS MONKEY, WHO REALLY DOESN'T GET THE SPIRIT OF SHARING AND GENEROSITY.
GRAPHY'S ILLUSTRATIONS ARE BOLDLY COLORED AND BRING BENTLEY, HIS CLASSMATES, AND HIS MOM TO LIFE MOST BRILLIANTLY. KIDS CAN SOMETIMES HAVE ISSUES WITH CONCEPTS LIKE SHARING SO THIS STORY GOES A LONG WAY TOWARDS HIGHLIGHTING HOW SHARING BENEFITS BOTH THE GIVER AND THE RECEIVER. IT'S AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR STORY HOUR AND CAN WORK AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SHARING AND GENEROSITY.
THE ADVENTURES OF BENTLEY HIPPO: INSPIRING CHILDREN TO SHARE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. JACK MAGNUS FOR READERS' FAVORITE
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2020
There was a great deal of excitement as Bentley Hippo and his friends were going to the fair on a school outing and getting to ride in a school bus. The one sad thing was that one of their friends, Tubby, was missing.. They were able to find him at the fair and were upset when they found out that Tubby had been a victim of bullying. Someone had even taken his glasses. This is a well done children’s book with a great message. The illustrations are beautifully done and the animals are colourful and whimsical. Children’s imagination will be sparked and they will like what they see. The message is what is important of how to handle bullying by telling a grown up, being kind to those who are bullied, showing friendship and not hurting others. The discussion at the end also helps because it talks about being kind to the bully. By showing kindness to everyone, even bullies, it will make all happier. I like children’s books where they learn an important life lesson and it is reinforced with discussion. I also like books that spur on the imagination of children, like this one does. - Suzanne Hare
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2020
The story was full of encouragement and taught children to accept each other no matter their differences, to continue to strive for their ultimate goals, and lean on each other when needed. It also showed children that friendship during tough times be the gift that anyone needs the most. I like how the author utilized children who had disabilities, illnesses, four factors that could not be seen to portray how they are just like anyone else and that friendship can mean the world to them. Jessica Burch