FTC: I received this book for free in exchange for a honest and unbiased review all opinions are my own.
Lee Ann Mancini has done it again. I love her books, she knows how to capture the attention of her audience and write from the start she had my attention and my daughters. This book is about a little fish named Melissa, she always brags that she has the coolest stuff and the most toys. The other kids are taken aback by this, especially Corey. Corey even talks to his mom about it. He however finds Melissa crying, because the shovel which is the only toy she has broke. Corey talks to all of his classmates and they all pitch in coins so that they can buy Melissa a new one for her birthday. Melissa is seen praying and giving thanks to God in the book. She sure is lucky to have friends like Corey and her classmates.
This book teaches a valuable lesson people often say things and react in ways that wouldn't because they are hurt or maybe they are missing out on something. Often times, we want what others have so much that we take too much pride in material things. Really, the friendships Melissa made were worth far more than the toys she received.
Dan Sharpe Illustrated this book and brought all of the character to life. The bright colors make you come alive and feel like you are a huge part of the story. I love being able to teach my child about the colors while we are reading the book! I also really love the hidden fish on each page. It makes the story even more interesting!
I would recommend this book over and over again! Hands down it is a family favorite.