Dreaming Big Publications
Reviewed by Ariel B
ABOUT THE BOOK
Who would've thought that going outside to jump on the trampoline would lead to an exciting high seas adventure? That's exactly what happened to Charlie and Lexie when they went out to play while their mom was cooking supper. Hokey Pokey Pirates is a story written by a child for children, using her own bond with her brothers to teach the importance of family bonding time in an imaginative and fun way.
I absolutely loved this book! It is short, sweet, and to the point. It captured and retained my attention immediately. What I really enjoyed about the book was the simplicity of it. Peyton King, the teenage author behind this book, captures the simplicity of being a child. This book brought back my own memories of playing outside with my brother and jumping on a trampoline. Don’t even get me started on the hokey pokey dance! The most important part of this book stems from the main characters’ imaginations that seem to be so in sync with each other. What King brings up is that family bond, especially between siblings. I think she understands that concept perfectly, thus making this imaginative story feel so real. This is a book that children and their parents will enjoy. The book’s message is a simple, yet important one that families can appreciate. It may even inspire children to play outside with their friends and family instead of using their cell phones. I tip my hat to the young, talented author of this book. Peyton King is going to become a successful children’s author before she is even 18! I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peyton King was given a classroom assignment at the age of nine to write a story. She wrote about the games she liked to play with her brothers on the trampoline in their backyard. At the age of 15 she rediscovered that old story. Peyton hopes to be an inspiration to other youth who want to pursue their dreams in the creative arts.
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.