Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Book Review: Charlie and Mama Kyna by Diana Rumjahn

Title: Charlie and Mama Kyna
Author:  Diana Rumjahn
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
ISBN: 1419656872
38 pp

Charlie and Mama Kyna is a sweet tale of three friends – Charlie, a frog, Leo, a lion and Joe, a giraffe – who embark on a journey to find a good home. In this delightful children’s picture book written by Diana Rumjahn, we are all taken on an enchanting journey in which Charlie, “a sweet green frog with a red bow tie with white polka dots,” finds Leo and Joe sitting in an orange tent in front of Mrs. Cupcake’s Bakery.  Soon they tire of living out of a tent and not having a real home, so Charlie takes them back to his house in which he had run away from for breaking his mother’s vase and not wanting to get in trouble over it.  The three form a bond as they travel through creeks and over hills on their way to Charlie’s mother’s house.  Instead of being upset over the vase, Charlie’s mother is extremely happy to have him home again and welcomes his new friends into her home.
What is interesting is that this book was originally a film titled Going Home, which was shown worldwide and an official selection at the prestigious The Times British Film Institute’s London Film Festival in which Diana wrote, directed, filmed, produced and edited.

The illustrations were superb and blended very nicely with the overall theme of the story which gave it a whimsical feel good feeling.

A really cute little picture book which toddlers up to pre-school will really enjoy!

My Rating: 
5 Rainbows

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