Monday, January 21, 2008
Joy the Jellyfish is a nearly transparent creature, who is ignored by the other inhabitants of the Great Barrier Reef. Sad and lonely, Joy swims the vast ocean in search of a friend.
This story is cute and engaging. I love the illustrations and the message is a good one. When you make yourself friendly people are more likely to want to be your friend. At least that is the message I got from the story. A few times the author uses words that are a bit advanced for a child - like trepidation - but if an adult is reading the story to a child it shouldn't be an issue, and may even expand their vocabulary. I would recommend this book to teach a child who is not outgoing and a bit timid how to reach out and make friends. This would be a great tool to illustrate that point.
Joy the Jellyfish is published by Dragonfly and was released in October 2007.