Zippy’s Special Gift is the perfect combination for my 8 year old! She loves to read and she loves zebras. Keep reading to see what we thought of Zippy’s Special Gift!
Disclosure: I received this book to review through iRead Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
Zippy the Zebra doesn’t like her stripes. She doesn’t want to stand out! Follow Zippy as she embarks upon a thrilling adventure with her animal friends that helps her realize everyone is perfect just the way they are.
Profits from the sales of Zippy’s Special Gift will be donated to one of Zebra Technologies strategic charitable partners, Bernies Book Bank, a non-profit organization that changes the story for under-served children and helps them read their way to a better life! Learn more at www.berniesbookbank.org.
The very first thing one notices about this children’s book is the illustrations! They are super cute, bright, colorful, and almost appear like you can reach in and feel their fuzziness! It makes it a super cute “picture” book for the younger kids!
The story itself rhymes, which I love. I love nothing more than books that rhyme and books – more importantly – children’s books that rhyme, will always get extra points in my book! I find it helps the younger kids with reading and makes it much more fun for us older kids!
Each page contains a sentence, maybe two at most, and the words are pretty easy words for kids to read. I would venture to guess my 8 year old 2nd grader could read most of this book on her own. A first grader may need a little assistance, even a kindergartener who is learning their sight words would do okay reading this with a little assistance!
The story follows Zippy the Zebra who doesn’t like her stripes, but when her mom tells her to ask her friends about their own special gifts; Zippy finds that each of her friends has something that may not be their favorite part of them, but is their special gift.
It is a super cute story that points out what makes each of us our own unique individual.
I enjoyed the pictures, the story, and the storyline. My 8 year old loved it just as much and plans to share with her class! I think this book is a big win in our home!
About the Author
Zippy’s Special Gift is Van Ryne’s debut children’s book. She currently serves as the Global Director of PR, Thought Leadership and Advocacy for Zebra Technologies. One of PR News’ 2019 Top Women in PR, Van Ryne also has experience as a journalist, editor and producer, reporting nightly from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.