BOOK REVIEW + Autographed Book - Travelling Tootsie by Karen and Kathy Honaker
Book Title: Traveling Tootsie by Karen and Kathy Honaker
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Nov, 2022
Content Rating: G. Suitable for everyone.
Have you ever wished you could go away on your parent’s business trip or hide in their suitcase to explore a new city all on your own? Well, Katie and Steven sure have! They wonder why they always have to stay home when Mommy or Daddy travel for work. Once their favorite yellow teddy, Tootsie, comes up with the idea to stow himself away for Daddy’s trip to Washington, DC, Katie and Steven realize that they’ll be able to travel along, too—but just not in the way they first imagine!
I received an advance review audiobook for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Karen Honaker, Kathy Honaker, and iRead Book Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.
What a delightful story that captures the imagination of children perfectly. Katie and Steven are sad when they can’t join their dad on his business trip to Washington, D.C. They decide to pretend they were going on a trip to by creating their own plane out of chairs and buckling their stuffed animals in. As they are playing their teddy bear comes to life and suggests they send him and he'll report back.
The following morning, they stick hide their teddy bear in their dad’s shoe. Inspiring the teddy bear’s name Tootsie. While in D.C. Tootsie explores all the sites and experiences all travel modalities. I love that this book is educational and entertaining. I’ve not been to D.C. and appreciated the tour of the city. Upon Tootsie’s return the children were no longer sad when their dad left because they knew Tootsie would provide a recap of what they missed.
The characters are delightful. The illustrations are gorgeous and truly bring the story to life. I hope that the sister authors have other childhood stories to share because I am hooked!!
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Kathy and Karen grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved to Virginia as teenagers. They enjoyed many family vacations, which began their love of travel. They both reside in Virginia with their families and continue to instill a love of travel with their own children. This is their first children’s book written together, about a favorite childhood memory that they always wanted to share with others to enjoy. They hope to inspire a sense of adventure in you!
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