Simple Pleasures

Jennifer Casias
Outskirts Press (2014)
ISBN 9781478726975
Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 7) for Reader Views (02/15)

“Simple Pleasures” by Jennifer Casias is a book that made me want to draw. My mom said that drawing and painting is also a simple pleasure! What I liked about the book is how we can see things that people like; animals, wind, the sun, stars and the moon too. I also liked that the words rhyme like a song but some words were hard. In the end there is a picture of kids from a school in Costa Rica. They drew the pictures in the book. Maybe I can do a book too someday!

Mom: “Simple Pleasures” by Jennifer Casias is a cute book for an awesome cause. I must say that the only problem I saw is that it seems to be geared to toddlers through kindergarten as it is a picture book, but some words were above that age level so I was a little confused about the target audience of the book.  Overall, it is a beautiful poem presented in a very cute way!

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