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This Is Clare Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway (10 Winners)

Join Lindy and her happy greyhound Clare in fun adventures around the city! Learn about Lindy Nelson's new picture book This Is Clare and enter to win one of ten copies!

My Review:

This Is Clare is a short and delightful book written by a professional English teacher for early English learners. The title character Clare is a cute, curious dog who loves to visit different places, meet new people, and engage in fun activities with her human friends. The author/narrator encourages young readers to observe Clare closely, as she strolls, plays and explores throughout the day. She gets naughty at times, but remains harmless and loveable. She resembles a small child in so many ways!

I am amazed by how well the author incorporates over a dozen words that rhyme with "Clare" to simple and expandable sentences while she keeps the story smooth and entertaining. For example, "This is Clare. Watch Clare dare. Watch Clare dare at the fair." This way, the book not only shows how the same pronunciation can come from both same and different spellings, but also how to make a description more informative by adding important details. It helps the reader learn about phonetics and build vocabulary through an easy-to-read and easy-to-remember story.

The colorful and visually pleasing illustrations make the book all the more enjoyable. Besides bringing the adorable characters to life, they also cleverly blend elements of Chinese culture in the background, such as dragon dance, incense sticks, red lanterns, and street vendors. Although not explicitly mentioned in the text, it doesn't take long to figure out the unique setting of this book from its pictures. Moreover, you can clearly feel the love and bond between Clare and Lindy from the ways they interact in the pictures. The book is sure to bring smiles to dog lovers.

About the Book:

Written by Lindy Nelson
Illustrated by Ingrid Lefebvre

Ages 4+ | 38 Pages
Publisher: Mascot Kids | ISBN-13: 978-1643073606

Come follow a lady and her hound.
New adventures with new friends will abound.
Learn some English and verse with Lindy and Clare.
We’re in China; we hope to see you there!

Purchase Link: Amazon

About the Author:

Lindy Nelson is an American who has spent most of her adult life teaching English in China after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She enjoys arts and crafts, funny memes, eating candy, and of course, spending time with her greyhound, Clarence.

One grand prize winner will receive a copy of This Is Clare and a virtual Q&A session with the author via Skype!

Nine additional winners will each receive a copy of This Is Clare!

Giveaway ends 12/2. Open to US only. Please enter the giveaway below. Good luck!

This Is Clare Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Lindy Nelson. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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