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About the Book
Author: Patricia Costello
Illustrated by: Diane Cojocaru
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 32
Publisher: Eifrig Publishing
Publication Date: May 5, 2018
Summary: One day Catalina overhears the king planning to build a wall and fears her family will never be able to visit. Catalina tricks the king into building walls that droop, drip, swirl, and swoosh away. But now the king demands a wall that will outlast even a Twinkie. Luckily, Catalina has the perfect ingredients to bake up a family reunion!
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"The text flows beautifully and is full of humorous puns, alliteration, and onomatopoeia, while the accompanying watercolor illustrations by Diane Cojocaru are simply gorgeous." - Books Direct
"Sweet, rhyming and wise words make it a delightful and fun read. I read it to my son who enjoyed it. Catalina and the King’s Wall is a good bedtime read." - Eloquent Articulation
"Although this is a cute fairy tale, it also is a gentle way to open up a discussion with children about how they view people of different races." - Bookworm for Kids
"The colorful illustrations in Catalina and the King’s Wall were vibrant and interesting along with this symbolic story of walls." - Writer, Reader, Cautious Adventurer
"Colorful illustrations. Entertaining. A story young kids can relate to with icing, sprinkles, and cookie dough." - Kay LaLone - I Love Books
"Patty Costello has come up with a cute story for kids. From small Children to about the age of 8 would enjoy this story. The words used are easy to semi easy so would be great for young readers. Diane Cojocaru has done an awesome job with illustrations. They are vibrant and bright and very engaging to the kids." - T’s Stuff
"The story itself was adorable and it was filled with cute pictures that were perfectly geared toward an audience of young children. The words of the story were well chosen so that young children could both read and understand them. I would recommend this book to any young child" - Books for Books
"Catalina and the King’s Wall teaches that gluttony is not a good thing and how to be creative and think out of the box. The illustrations by Diane Cojocaru are colorful and will keep the attention of children." - Bound 4 Escape
"The book is great to use to teach young readers about kindness, compassion, creativity and problem-solving. It also urges older readers to reflect upon current events like tightened border controls and tensions between countries. It encourages us to learn to embrace the differences across cultures and nations instead of trying to build an indestructible wall that stands in the way of communication and conflict resolution. It's an entertaining and thought-provoking book that's worth reading over and over again with the kids." - Ice Fairy’s Treasure
"The illustrations, done by Diane Cojocaru, were very bright and colorful and done very well.. The "busy" images and colors will capture the attention of toddlers and early elementary. This will surely delight little ones during story hours (...)" - Rockin’ Book Reviews
"The pictures were bright and colourful, creating a book that children will enjoy. The story was fun too. Overall it’s an entertaining and well put together picture book." - Stitch Says
Catalina loves to bake and her delicious treats delight the King. One day when Catalina is delivering her goodies she overhears the King's plan to build a wall between his kingdom and the next. Devastated that she would be unable to see her parents Catalina comes up with a plan, but will it work?
Although most children won't make the connection on their own, the story addresses current US events in a gentle non-threatening way. I believe young readers will find humor in Catalina's antics to outsmart the King and the King's overindulgence of sweets. Children will easily understand the story's message about the importance of family and delight in Catalina's reunion with hers.
Catalina and the King's Wall is well written with amazing illustrations that bring the book to life.
I recommend picking up a copy.
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