Official Review: Dinky The Christmas Elf by Billy Campbell

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Official Review: Dinky The Christmas Elf by Billy Campbell

Post by InStoree » 02 Jul 2019, 02:50

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Dinky The Christmas Elf" by Billy Campbell.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Dinky, The Christmas Elf, by Billy Campbell, is a children's book that tells an inspiring story about friendship, life-long dreams, and generosity. Dinky, a forest elf of 12-years-old, aspires to become a Christmas Elf. Every six years, there is a competition that will give Dinky the chance to be awarded the title of a Christmas Elf. To win, he needs to build and present an outstanding toy.

Two days before the competition, the Great Gathering takes place, where these mythical creatures get together and march into the mountain to collect berries and nuts for winter. When Tink and Boo, Dinky's best friends, break the elementary rule of staying close and following the path, they get lost in the deceptive forest. Will they survive the dark realm overnight and the legendary Ghost, the white wolf? Will Dinky find a way to save them or will they be forever lost? But what about his goal? Will he win the contest or will his heart be filled with dissapoiment?

As the author's debut novel, I believe he has done an excellent job in combining some of the basic educational bricks for the growing mind with a creative world. He builds fantastic characters with a genuine personality that kids could easily relate to. The elves' magical form is packed with human nature where devotion, solidarity, and commitment are the pieces which contribute to these characters' development.

Parents and educators could benefit from exposing this book. It is wrapped in positive life lessons such as working hard to fulfil your dream, facing the jealous people who'll do their best to put sticks in your wheel, the value of true friendship, and the strength of making hard choices.

In only 32 pages, Billy Campbell has structured the book in seven short chapters, that can be taught in the classroom or read as a bedtime story. I'm positive that this story will be a stimulating and entertaining theme to debate with my nieces and their friends.

LaVonia Corbin McQuitty vividly conveys the story's actions through her expressive illustrations. I'm pleased to give Dinky, The Christmas Elf a meritorious rating of 4 out of 4 stars. The clean editing had a heavy influence on the score, as I believe young readers need grammar accuracy as they develop their literacy skills.

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Post by kandscreeley » 16 Jul 2019, 08:26

This sounds like a cute story! I do hope that Dinky gets his dream of becoming a Christmas elf! Thanks for sharing this one with us.
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Post by VernaVi » 17 Jul 2019, 03:58

This sounds like a great book for kids to receive for Christmas! A touch of adventure never hurts! Thanks for a great review!

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Post by Mbrooks2518 » 17 Jul 2019, 08:50

This sounds like a very entertaining book with some great lessons for kids. Thanks for the great review!

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Post by InStoree » 18 Jul 2019, 04:49

kandscreeley wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 08:26
This sounds like a cute story! I do hope that Dinky gets his dream of becoming a Christmas elf! Thanks for sharing this one with us.
VernaVi wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 03:58
This sounds like a great book for kids to receive for Christmas! A touch of adventure never hurts! Thanks for a great review!
Mbrooks2518 wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 08:50
This sounds like a very entertaining book with some great lessons for kids. Thanks for the great review!
Thank you, guys, for your comments! I highly appreciate it! 🙂
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Post by Magnify3 » 18 Jul 2019, 07:44

A real good book to teach children about working hard to fulfil their dreams and the strength of making choices. Thank you for the review.

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Post by InStoree » 19 Jul 2019, 02:45

Magnify3 wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 07:44
A real good book to teach children about working hard to fulfil their dreams and the strength of making choices. Thank you for the review.
Indeed! My nieces loved it and I was pleased to notice that the book accomplish it's mission and presented some circumstances that put them on thinking. Plus, we had some fun too! 🙃

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Post by jasmine-louise » 14 Aug 2019, 01:15

This book sounds so cute, I work in childcare and the children would love this :)

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Post by InStoree » 14 Aug 2019, 14:29

jasmine-louise wrote:
14 Aug 2019, 01:15
This book sounds so cute, I work in childcare and the children would love this :)
That sounds a great idea! I hope you enjoy it and have some fun! :) Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Jasmine!
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