Introducing The Trotters of Tweeville


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.

Zavis DaMavis 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.

The Trotters of Tweeville Zavis DaMavis


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 Trotters of Tweeville-Harraf Namrattle

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.

The Trotters of Tweeville-Harraf Namrattle inside page

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!

20 thoughts on “Introducing The Trotters of Tweeville

  1. Joanie

    What a cute book! I just love the message it sends. I read to my nonverbal son with Autism every day and this is one book I would like to pick up-thanks!

    1. admin Post author

      Sounds good. I highly recommend it. It is quite a bit advanced for a child in kindergarten and Grade 1 but is a great parent read to me book.

  2. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    Both of these books have great messages for kids. I’d love to read them to my grands. I think they would enjoy them and everyone could use a little reminder now and then to treat others with respect and to think before speaking.

  3. Savannah Miller

    I have two little boys who I know would love this book! We read every night before bed, I may have to add this to our collection

  4. R U S S

    I’d like to add that as parents teach their children how to read, they don’t only impart new knowledge & values with the kinds of books that they read to ( and read with ) their children but they also strengthen that bond with their kids.

    I like the messages as well communicated in the stories. Even at a young age, I see the importance of teaching children the value of thinking first before speaking because this often causes a lot of misunderstandings amongst grown-ups.

  5. Jaime Nicole

    It’s always nice when books teach our kids a positive message. There’s something effective about lessons that are taught without a lecture. I bought many books that taught lessons when my daughters were younger – this looks like a great one!

  6. Anita Utami

    I am loving the books already! I truly believe that good manners are values start from home, and reading with your children can be one of the ways of instilling values. Young children are so eager to learn, and by providing great reading material, we help them to excel later in life.

  7. Tammileetips

    I love books that help to be a positive influence on kids and their lives. This sounds like a great story line to help kids be more conscious about making choices. The illustrations look great too!

  8. Nancy (@spiffykerms)

    You’re right, that first book is really beautifully illustrated. A talent not many has, but also a wonderful book for the children to learn a lesson on being kind to their peers, and of course elders. Like in the book, my parents always said – treat people how you’d like to be treated. I’m glad little-learner book’s like this are still coming out in stores. Maybe I should pick this one up for my little nephews for Christmas this year. I always get them something to read, along with something to play with.

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