Toni the Superhero: Subtle Moral Lessons

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Re: Toni the Superhero: Subtle Moral Lessons

Post by Kibetious » 27 Aug 2018, 06:07

This is good. It is actually a good idea that more books should be written in a way that will instill something, a nice lesson, to the reader, especially the children.
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Post by Sdejardine » 28 Aug 2018, 15:19

I think the subtle moral lessons are great. It is a way to make a child reading this book act and/or feel like a superhero while being a decent human being. It is also good for a child to know that being a superhero doesn't always mean being able to fly. Sometimes it just means doing the right thing.

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Post by Onyinye Excel » 30 Aug 2018, 11:52

Yes it is something children authors should adopt. Superheros are people like you and I. They have just chosen to stand out in certain areas. Yes there are subtle moral lessons that can be copied by other authors.

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Post by ObsessedBookNerd » 30 Aug 2018, 21:15

I think that’s what makes the book so good for kids; Teaching kids early on the good things to do and want to follow Toni’s example. I think more authors for kids should adopt a similar style for kids to learn right & wrong especially since some kids don’t always have a good example to follow in their life.

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Post by Rosemary Wright » 06 Sep 2018, 17:51

The superhero concept is great because kids love superheroes, and they easily relate with stories having such characters. Though Toni doesn't have supernatural powers, he is involved in the everyday chores and activities. That's a great lesson for kids.

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Post by Oulababe » 13 Sep 2018, 10:08

I think there are lessons like helping around in the house and even appreciating diversity because they're are both white and black kids.

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Post by KCWolf » 18 Sep 2018, 13:56

KitabuKitamu wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 23:55
I think it is a good approach with a subtle touch. A child would want to emulate a hero, so the author uses that to positively influence the young mind.
I agree with that. I remember when I was a kid I'd emulate the protagonists of the books I've read. Not all of them were as good as Toni. :oops:
I think more authors of children's books should use this tactic to endorse good behavior and positive traits.
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Post by KitabuKizuri » 21 Sep 2018, 10:41

KCWolf wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 13:56
KitabuKitamu wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 23:55
I think it is a good approach with a subtle touch. A child would want to emulate a hero, so the author uses that to positively influence the young mind.
I agree with that. I remember when I was a kid I'd emulate the protagonists of the books I've read. Not all of them were as good as Toni. :oops:
I think more authors of children's books should use this tactic to endorse good behavior and positive traits.
Thanks for reading through and feedback. Happy reading!

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Post by Amelia Suratos » 21 Sep 2018, 21:29

Yes! I noticed that Toni has the initiative to do all his chores and is helpful with his mother without being told to do so. He seems to be a nice kid and it is a plus factor that he is a hero!

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Post by Juliar252 » 23 Sep 2018, 14:28

I think it is good for children to see the value in sometimes mundane tasks such as cleaning the house and doing homework, so portraying these acts as important and worthy of a superhero's attention is a great way to encourage kids to help out.

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Post by Archana Cheekhoree » 15 Oct 2018, 22:27

.I highly recommend this book to school kids. It is a positive book which will jave a positive effect on the little minds of the kids and the hero inspiration might come in.

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