Disclosure- I received two books in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
We all know that teaching kids how to read at a young age is very important. It helps to develop their language skills and broadens their minds. It is even better if the books that we choose for them teaches them a life lesson that instills strong morals and values that will help to develop their character. The children’s books entitled “The Trotters of Tweeville” does just that.
So far there are two books written under this title. The message that the author, Shirin Zarga-Lederman is trying to convey to children is the importance of being kind to others. The books are beautifully illustrated and even carry an official looking seal of The Trotters of Tweeville.
The first book that I reviewed was The Trotters of Tweeville Zavis DaMavis. Its primary character is named Zavis DaMavis who is of school age. One day before heading off to school his mother reminds him to treat others how he would like to be treated. As he goes walking along heading to school he ponders over the message that his mother told him. He meets several people during the course of the day and sees that they all need assistance from him in one way or another.
Later on once Zavis is home, he and his mother discuss what he did for the day. He goes on to tell her about the people he has helped and tells her that he forgot what her message was. His mother then recites back to him all of the good deeds he did within the course of the day. In other words, mission accomplished. #BeKind
The other book in the series The Trotters of Tweeville is entitled The Trotters of Tweeville Harraf Namrattle. It tells the story of a girl named Harraf, who has the habit of not thinking before she speaks and often what she says is hurtful to others. Harraf is told to be more nice to others and she heeds her mothers words and tries her best.
She has much joy by the end of the day because she has learned to think before she speaks.
These two books by Shirin-Zarga Lederman are lessons that we, ourselves can live by and in turn, teach our children the same. Definitely would recommend “The Trotters of Tweeville” to any parent, grandparent, or caregiver who is looking to present a child with an insightful, educational children’s reading book series.
P.S. Don’t forget #BeKind!