Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fast Freddy by Lee Ann Mancini (Children's Book)

Multiple award-winning book series helps to build a strong, foundational relationship with Jesus, while teaching love, and compassion for others!

Fast Freddy is one of the sea kids that live in the “coralhood.” Fast Freddy overcomes the ridicule of being different (half shark, half octopus) from the other kids in his new school. Once they find out he can swim fast like a shark, they ask him to join the swim team. They realize he is a great kid and are happy that he helps them win the championship for the first time. He comes from behind overcoming Marcus who is a formidable threat on team Barracudas. His octopus arms wave in victory as he crosses the finish line! Freddy receives the MVP award, but says a prayer of thanks to Jesus for being different and having new friends.   

Lee Ann Mancini and Dan Sharp have created an underwater world that explodes with color, drawing the children into the captivating story.

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About the Author:

Lee Ann was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in Aurora, Ohio. She graduated from Aurora High in 1976 and moved to Florida in 1978. 
Lee Ann Mancini graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Regent University (1990), a Masters in Biblical and Theology Studies from Knox Seminary, Magna Cum Laude (2014), and a Masters in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Cum Laude (2014). Lee Ann also received her certificate of completion from the Ravi School of Apologetics (2011).

Lee Ann is currently an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary.  
She is also an award-winning, Christian children's author. She has taught Bible Study for over 10 years and has been an active community volunteer/​leader for over 20 years.

My Take:
Once again, my daughter and I enjoyed one of the books in the Adventures of the Sea Kids Series. This book is about Freddy, a new kid in school. Freddy is a little different and the kids make fun of him. But the teacher steps in and shows them that different can be good, when you get to know someone. They figure out that Freddy is a fast swimmer and a really great asset to the team. 

The moral of this story is instead of making fun of someone who is different, look for the good in them. Find out what they like to do, and what you have in common, then use that to bond as friends. 

My eight year old really likes reading these books. She also loves looking for the hidden pictures as we read. The illustrations are so bright and well done. They really add to the story as the characters come to life.

I received this book from TBCN and author in exchange for my honest opinion. 

You can view my other reviews on the books in this series: The Bragger, I'm Not Afraid

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