The Next Installments in the Series

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Re: The Next Installments in the Series

Post by Allyseria » 27 Aug 2018, 06:43

It would be great if the author wrote about holiday seasons. There's a lot of useful vocabulary that the children can learn.

I read some comments below that said that they don't think having a series would be a good idea because the book is targeted at young readers. I don't agree with this because I think it's good for children to have a character that they can follow through multiple books. It might even encourage them to read the next book if they know it will feature the same character! (Therefore encouraging reading :) )

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Post by Sdejardine » 28 Aug 2018, 15:17

I wouldn't attempt to know what an author chooses for their series. All of the things you listed are good ideas, as are some of the suggestions in other posts. For instance, friends with super powers, how he got his super powers, etc. Using any of these suggestions could make for a good series.

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Post by LV2R » 29 Aug 2018, 03:17

bookowlie wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 08:23
This book is the first installment in a planned series of books. Since this book didn't have a plot or flesh out the main character, I wonder what the next installments will be about. Remember the author's concept is to have simple, repetitive sentences to make it easy for children to learn to read. Do you think each installment will focus on Toni doing activities related to certain holidays, such as Halloween and Christmas? Will Toni go on trips such as visiting Grandma, going to the zoo, etc.?
Maybe the next book will be about what Toni likes to do; showing his different hobbies, activities, and sports. It could highlight some unique likes and/or similar likes of children all over the world.

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Post by Sicily Joy » 31 Aug 2018, 21:14

I think one of the next books with deal with going to school and studying since the focus of the series seems to be reading and creativity.

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Post by Oulababe » 13 Sep 2018, 13:40

I think the next books will focus on Toni's superpowers or his other relatives

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Post by stalliongirlke » 02 Oct 2018, 09:06

I think doing activities associated with holidays such as christmas resobates better with kids. For example during christmas, kids like to help in decorating the christmas tree. As kid and even now that I'm all grown up, i still get excited everytime its christmas because i get to decorate a christmas tree

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Post by grace8031 » 04 Oct 2018, 08:54

It the author should surprise readers in the next installment what form will Toni be, Will he still be a superhero or not

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Post by bootsie0126+ » 04 Oct 2018, 19:56

bookowlie wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 09:36
AmySmiles - I actually think it was not the author's intent to have a plot. I think she just wanted a series of repetitive sentences to get kids to recognize and remember the same words. That's why I have a feeling the next installments will follow a similar game plan as this book.
I agree with your analysis. I believe that the main focus was on learning and not so much as a plot. It is more of a teaching resource and the other books will continue in the same format.

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Post by bootsie0126+ » 04 Oct 2018, 19:59

Allyseria wrote:
27 Aug 2018, 06:43
It would be great if the author wrote about holiday seasons. There's a lot of useful vocabulary that the children can learn.

I read some comments below that said that they don't think having a series would be a good idea because the book is targeted at young readers. I don't agree with this because I think it's good for children to have a character that they can follow through multiple books. It might even encourage them to read the next book if they know it will feature the same character! (Therefore encouraging reading :) )
I am with you on that. Children may find that Toni's character is interesting and will make it easy for them to read the next book if he is the main character again.

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