#BookReview: Mr Maloof by Danielle Marietta with Sarah Jane Docker as Illustrator #ChildrensFiction #StayingYoung

Hi everyone. Today I have a book review for you for a children’s book by an author new to me, Danielle Marietta. In the coming weeks, I’ll have a few reviews for children’s fiction, which often struggles to gain feedback. Here’s my review >>>

About the Book:

Every kid is a bit goofy, and Mr. Maloof was no different. Until he grew up and became quite a grump. Then one day a little blue hair appeared right on the top of his head. With his new blue hair and the help of some neighborhood kids, Mr. Maloof is reminded the importance of staying young at heart.


My Review:


A fun, cute story for kids and their caregivers

A quick, fun read about the importance of staying young at heart. The illustrations are wonderful. (See photos below.)
The text rhymes and adds to the entertainment. The age range is stated as 3 β€” 6, and I would agree with that. A good book for parents/caregivers to read with younger children, and for those a little older to read themselves.









NOTE ON RATINGS:Β I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER β€” Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! β€” An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS β€”Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA β€”Lots of issues with this book.

For anyone interested, here is the universal Amazon link …

Β a-fwd.com/asin=B09TBHWMSV

I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚Β 


24 Comments on “#BookReview: Mr Maloof by Danielle Marietta with Sarah Jane Docker as Illustrator #ChildrensFiction #StayingYoung

  1. I could use a few of those lessons myself! Great review, Harmony. This sounds like an inspiring read.

  2. Such an important topic and I can’t think of any other children’s book about this theme. Thanks, Harmony.

  3. Great review, Harmony πŸ™‚ It sounds like a fun read for little ones.

    • Definitely a fun book for the littlies! Thanks, Denise πŸ’•πŸ™‚

    • With her cheeky grin, your granddaughter would have fun with the blue hair and pranks for sure! Thanks, Staci πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  4. I love reading books for young people. Some wonderful views on life that don’t get lost in complex adult stories. Thanks for bringing this book to our attention. Your review makes it sound like a perfect gift (but I’d read it cover to cover before wrapping πŸ˜‰).

    • That’s a great point about leaving behind adult complexities. I think a few folks could get a lot from revisiting β€˜young’ reads. I’m with you on pre-reading before wrapping! Young at heart is the way. Thanks so much, Grant πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  5. HI Harmony, this book sounds really cute. Thanks for sharing about it.

  6. Personally, I doubt wheter I could review a book ouside my own comfort zone. My only guide would be wghrther I thought it was something I could read to my grandchildren.Not having anyone within the age range would make this haed. Well done you for accepting such a responsibility and providing such a clear cut review.There is no doubt about your reviewing credentials nor your ability to pick up on salient points like the quality of illustrations. A very fair reciew as always Harmony. Huge Hugs

  7. Sounds like a real fun book for the kids. I’ll keep it in my mind while buying a vift for the little ones in the family. Thanks for the excellent review, Harmony. β€οΈπŸ™‚