Polly and the Peaputts On the Move

Children - Picture Book
58 Pages
Reviewed on 08/30/2017
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Reviewed by Bruce Arrington for Readers' Favorite

Polly and the Peaputts On The Move by Rodo Sofranac is an illustrated children’s story about the Peaputt people: what they like to do, their favorite means of travel, etc. Theirs is a color-filled, fast-moving world with roads made of edible things. The story later introduces two of the Peaputts: Kikiriki and Polly. They are the best of friends and do basically everything together. Unable to use his legs for walking, Kikiriki travels in a wheelchair or wagon with Polly, and he is always up to trying new things.

The artwork is stimulating and bright, filled with continual action and movement. The details of each picture are irresistible and lure you into the story. The characters are comical, easily recognizable and well-drawn. This story also puts a positive spin on those with disabilities, always encouraging each person, no matter the disability, to perform at his or her best, and to always be proud of whatever they can do. Kikiriki, being the example in the story, wants to be in a race and his best friend Polly comes along and helps him prepare. Together they work hard over the period of a year to accomplish their goal: to race in the local pageant.

Rodo Sofranac and illustrator Mark Sean Wilson have produced an eye catching story, that, although focusing on those with disabilities, encourages everyone, no matter their age or ability, to always persevere and tackle new goals, never giving up. Polly and the Peaputts On The Move is a thoughtful addition to any children’s library and comes recommended.