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Synopsis: Rory, an adventurous, take-charge young girl, meets her match in Hobblety Wobblety Chester McDeer. She soon learns that her friend can jump over any obstacle, despite his disability, and make a big difference to family and friends. Colorful, fun illustrations by the artistic team of Noah Hrbek and Lydia Whitehouse fully enhance children’s author Lauren Persons picture book story for young readers.
Critique: Original, fun, and with a special value for children ages 8-11 with reference to animal (and by inference, kids) disabilities and the importance self-esteem, “What Happened to Chester?: An En-deer-ing Tale of Hope and Healing” is an especially recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “What Happened to Chester?: An En-deer-ing Tale of Hope and Healing” is also available in a paperback edition (9781615997008, $15.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $4.95).
What Happened to Chester?
Lauren Persons, author
Noah Hrbek & Lydia Whitehouse, illustrators
Loving Healing Press
5145 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
9781615997015, $27.95, HC, 22pp