Book Review: Pinkie McCloud and How She Saved Ballooze by Eileen Goldenberg



timthumbTitle: Pinkie McCloud and How She Saved Ballooze
Author: Eileen Goldenberg
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Chloe LeQuinn was quick to judge the new girl in town, Pinkie McCloud. She and her friends made fun of Pinkie because of the tiny pink wings sprouting from her head. However, when a terrible Katrina- like storm hits the town of Balooze, it’s Pinkie who saves Chloe and the rest of the townsfolk. Suggested age range for readers: 4-7

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My Book Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

What a great children’s book! Pinkie McCloud is born a Wingbling which is very special in her hometown of New Skyland. Only 1 in 20 people there are Wingblings, which means they have wings on their head, and they can fly! When Pinkie’s family moves to a new town, though, she is not accepted because everyone looks the same. Everyone but her, that is. She changes from happy to sad and outgoing to shy. And then there’s a big storm. Will Pinkie be accepted after she saves the day?

Pinkie McCloud and How She Saved Ballooze has a good story which teaches children to accept that people come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. It’s told in verse which makes it fun to read and there is a colorful, detailed picture on each page. I think this would be a good (and fun!) book for parents to read to young children. I believe it would be difficult reading for most children in the recommended age range of 4-7.


About the Author

Eileen-Goldenberg-2-276x300Eileen Goldenberg is an award-winning artist and illustrator residing in Tampa, Florida. As a lover of Children’s Picture books, her dream has always been to enter into this  field. With the publication of her first book, Pinkie McCloud and How She Saved Ballooze, she can now add author and illustrator of children’s literature to her long list of accomplishments.

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