Toni's dislikes

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Post by Sicily Joy » 26 Aug 2018, 08:47

It is probably hard to include both likes and dislikes as it is meant to be a short book. But I think would be good if each book was just a little longer. Then one of the books could be about how he handles things or situations he doesn't like. I think Toni is meant to be seen as a well-rounded child and how children deal with negative things is important to their development.

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Post by PeaceLoveNature44 » 26 Aug 2018, 20:24

heliz_t wrote:
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Adding Toni's dislikes would definitely help develop Toni's personality. It would also make the book more complex for early readers. Do you think it would be better to add his dislikes to this book, or to make a second book about his dislikes?

I like the idea of making a separate one for dislikes. I would love to see more about Toni and his personality show through more. But it's great for early learning.
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Post by Allyseria » 27 Aug 2018, 06:39

It depends on how the author adds the dislikes. If it disliking things like getting tired in the morning so he needs to sleep on time, then it's fine. But if the author adds other careless dislikes like Toni not liking football, etc., it might make children want to copy him and dislike something even if they hadn't disliked it before.

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Post by PeaceLoveNature44 » 27 Aug 2018, 06:59

Allyseria wrote:
27 Aug 2018, 06:39
It depends on how the author adds the dislikes. If it disliking things like getting tired in the morning so he needs to sleep on time, then it's fine. But if the author adds other careless dislikes like Toni not liking football, etc., it might make children want to copy him and dislike something even if they hadn't disliked it before.
I agree. It should be something disliked to help maybe a good habit. Like, I dislike a toothache so I eat less or no candy, etc.
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Post by Onyinye Excel » 30 Aug 2018, 11:16

Yes, I think the author should have included Toni's dislikes to give it a balanced view.Amazing observation.

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Post by Italiansweety1982 » 30 Aug 2018, 14:14

That could have made him more well-rounded and show that nobody is perfect, everyone is allowed to like and dislike things. Children may relate to him more that way.

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Post by ObsessedBookNerd » 30 Aug 2018, 19:58

I agree dislikes should be included because it would mold Toni into a more realistic character for children to follow. For example: Toni dislikes littering, hurting animals, being mean, etc.

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Post by BriennaiJ » 02 Sep 2018, 14:15

Hm, I think that dislikes could help Toni to seem like a realistic character to adults. Nevertheless, little kids don't really have that many dislikes. They may say that they hate broccoli one day and love it the next. By giving Toni dislikes, it could influence some kids to say that they never want to eat broccoli again because Toni disliked it. A rational adult or older kid wouldn't think that way, but a little one might. By giving Toni no dislikes, it just made the book simpler.

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Post by Braunsucre » 03 Sep 2018, 06:58

Yes, I definitely think adding Toni's dislikes would bring more realism to the story. It is only to be expected that everyone have their dislikes.

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Post by Nnamdi Sam » 05 Sep 2018, 02:43

Since the book is been propelled toward children who are just beginning to read, it's okay not to add Toni's dislikes.The addition of Toni's dislikes can make the book complicated.

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Post by Bushra Nasim » 11 Sep 2018, 05:17

Yeah, you are right. Toni could have shown his dislikes for certain things that are bad such as, uncleanliness and dishonesty, to encourage the children to dislike them too.

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Post by Oulababe » 13 Sep 2018, 10:10

Yes I think the author should have added dislikes too because it helps grow Toni character

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Post by stalliongirlke » 30 Sep 2018, 08:49

I also think the same. It would have helped bring out the balance in the character of toni

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Post by BeatrixPotter » 01 Oct 2018, 13:31

Good thought.

It might be something that could add more interest to his personality and the story line.
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Post by bootsie0126+ » 04 Oct 2018, 19:48

Nice point. However, I think the author's focus was on the similarities of ordinary children and a superhero. I think for this first book, the author's intent was dead on. Maybe this can be explored more in the coming books to show his dislikes as well.

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