Thursday, June 23, 2022

"Jeet and Fudge" - a bookwrap



Jeet and Fudge: Forever Friends (Jeet and Fudge, 1)

Authored by Amandeep S. Kochar

Illustrated by Candy RodΓ³ Weaverbird Interactive


* Reading Age:  5-7 years

* Grade Level:  1-2 

* Paperback:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Paw Prints

* Pub. Date:  September 6, 2022

* ISBN-10:  1223183467

* ISBN-13:  978-1223183466

* Language:  English

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The Book

Jeet, a sweet adopted Sikh boy, is new in town and is feeling sad and lonely.  His mother sensing her son's emotional state offers to go on a walk with him.  On their travels they encounter the local animal shelter. Immediately upon seeing all the animals Jeet perks up and asks to go inside for a visit. While there he offers to become a volunteer because serving his community will bring both he and the animals much pleasure and happiness.  His mother agrees that that would be a wonderful thing to do. 

While there Jeet meets an adorable chocolate-coloured labradoodle puppy named Fudge.  A beautiful relationship and bond ensues between the two.  Jeet always wanted a dog of his very own to love and care for.  Do you think his parents will allow him to adopt Fudge just like they adopted him?  He wants so much to give this special little guy a forever home.  

This delightful book is a beginner readers Level 1 and 2.  It touches on themes of managing emotions, building empathy, developing friendships, carrying out responsibility, serving your community and it showcases culture diversity.  The illustrations are colourful, bright and greatly enrich the story narrative.  I love how much emotional support Jeet receives from both parents.  The author includes resources and information at the end of the book regarding how pets are beneficial for children and about Sikhs.  It's a wonderful book and I recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Amandeep ‘Aman’ S. Kochar is President and CEO of Baker & Taylor, the near 200-year-old book distributor, content services, and software company. He is Edtech Digest’s 2021 Global Leader of the Year, and a passionate champion for early literacy and education, serving on the board of directors for both United for Libraries, a division of the American Libraries Association (ALA), and the National Book Foundation. Formerly of New Delhi, Aman lives in North Carolina with his family, which includes “the real” Fudge.

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