Children's Book Review~Frizzy Tizzy Goes to the Park

Title: Frizzy Tizzy Goes to the Park
Genre: Children's
Author: Wendy Hinbest
Illustrator: Christine Eras Hawa
Purchase Links: Amazon
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Frizzy Tizzy spends the morning at the park with Mommy and Daddy. She wants to feel like a big girl, so she attempts to go down the bigger slide for the first time in her life.

This is a short, sweet children's book that is part of a series of books about a little girl named Tizzy. They call her Frizzy Tizzy because of her frizzy hair. In this particular adventure, she spends the day at the park with her parents and decides to conquer the big slide. However, when she gets to the top she gets frightened and doesn't want to go down. A new friend helps her conquer her fears.

This was short and sweet, a perfect read-aloud for very young listeners. My favorite part is probably the illustrations. The family is mixed race and the other children featured are of different races and hair colors. I like that it's just a part of the book, and that the book isn't about that. It's hard to find children's books where diversity is just normal and not the subject.

As foster parents, we never who is going to walk in our door. So, we feel it's particularly important for the children in our home to be surrounded by books and toys of all races and cultures. I like that this little story included that without it being the theme. 

Age Range: 2-5 
Beginning Reader: Maybe. Some of the words might cause problems, and the story will be uninteresting to kids old enough to read all the words.
Lesson: Overcoming fears and helping others.
Religion? No.

Wendy Hinbest started writing in 2009. She has written five children's books and is currently working on her first YA novel Masquerade of Lies. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband and four young children. She has an Early Childhood Education diploma and is certified to teach children from birth to six years including children with special needs. She has worked with many children in daycare and has read many books to them. She also has a real estate license.

*Thank you to The Indie View for connecting me with this author!