Review: Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland by Alinka Rutkowska

Maya & Filippo

Maya & Filippo Make Friends in Auckland / Alinka Rutkowska

Isn’t it just the cutest thing?  🙂  I would have loved a physical copy of this.  I was gifted a digital copy via LibraryThing.

Siblings, Maya & Filippo, are living the sweet life on deck aboard their cruise ship Fun Princess.  They travel all around the world.  One of their stops is Auckland, New Zealand and for one day, they explore the city and make friends along the way.

This is a “Color It Yourself” edition.  I think it’s a wonderful way to get kids more involved in this book.  To have them read about Auckland, New Zealand and at the same time, making an image of it on their own.  The illustrations by Konrad Checinski are so cute and fun.

I did see some words that might be a little big for, say, a 6-year-old or whatever the target audience of this book might be.  And letting kids explore a whole city all by themselves?  I don’t think it’s safe.

Overall, it was a good one.  It teaches children how to be happy in their lives and cease the day.  There’s a lot of places to explore out there.

Rating: 4/5.

Recommendation: A perfect read-aloud during storytelling time.  Or a cute bedtime story.

Get your copy here.

* In compliance with FTC guidelines, it should be noted that I received the book for free through LibraryThing Member Giveaways.



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