Title: Candy and the Cankersaur
Author: Jason Sandberg
Publisher: Jason Sandberg E-Books
Published: June 12, 2012
Date Read: April 20th, 2015
Source: Received from the author
in exchange for an honest review.
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My Rating: 4 Stars
This is the sweet and funny tale of a young girl named Candy and a Cankersaurus Rex! Candy receives a dinosaur as a gift and is determined to train him to be a good pet.
I don't often read children's books, but I'm glad to have read this one.
Just as the synopsis says, this is a sweet story. Candy is a little girl who's father is a busy man. He buys Candy lots of toys, but he knows that her toys don't make her happy, so he buys her a dinosaur to be her companion.
Candy also has a neighbor named Chucky, who wants her to notice him, so they are always in competition with each other about who can get the biggest and best toys. Chucky is very jealous of Cank, so he sells him to the circus. Candy is very upset and they go on an adventure to rescue him.
The story has a lot of different lessons embedded in it. First and foremost, money can't buy happiness. Even though Candy has all the latest and greatest toys, they aren't making her happy. Her father realizes theat as well, which is why he knows she needs a friend. Although, what Candy ultimately wants is to spend time with her father, which is something that many kids have experienced in today's hectic times, where either one or both of their parents may work.
Chucky learns that he needs to think before he acts, because in selling Cank, he hurts Candy's feelings, when all he really wants is for her to notice him.
And, there are general rules that are good for little ones to learn at a young age, like "No biting!"
This is an adorable story with lovely illustrations. I'd especially recommend it to any child who loves dinosaurs.
And now, lets have a giveaway!
Mr. Sandberg is kindly giving away 10 Kindle copies of Candy and the Cankersaur.
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