My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Author: Katie O’Neill
Format: eBook (NetGalley)
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
Categories: Children’s Fiction, Animals, Comic Book Style
Disclaimer: **I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**
From the author of The Tea Dragon Society comes Dewdrop, the delightful children’s tale of an adorable axolotl who cheers on his underwater friends as they each bring their talents to the pond’s sports fair!
Dewdrop is an easygoing, gentle axolotl who enjoys naps, worm pie, and cheerleading. When the yearly sports fair nears, he and his friends—Mia the weightlifting turtle, Newman the musical newt, and three minnows who love to cook—get ready to showcase their skills to the whole pond! However, as the day of the fair gets closer, Dewdrop’s friends can’t help putting pressure on themselves to be the best. It’s up to Dewdrop to remind them how to be mindful, go at their own pace, and find joy in their own achievements.
Dewrop is the cutest axolotl (I can’t even pronounce it but who cares!) and he cares a lot about his friends. My son told me to pick this book to read because Dewdrop looked so cute. The art throughout the book is absolutely adorable and the story is sweet and heartfelt. The book is told in comic book style with the word bubble appearing when a character speaks. I love how Dewdrop helps his friends by encouraging them when they feel a little anxiety about their role in the sports fair. This book definitely resonates with my seven year old who needs encouragement to not give up when things get challenging.
I give it a 5 cone rating!