Book Title: Zippy’s Special Gift by Therese Van Ryne
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Mar, 2021
Format available for review: print (USA), pdf
Tour dates: Mar 15 to Apr 9, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
Zippy the Zebra doesn’t like her stripes. She doesn’t want to stand out! Follow Zippy as she embarks upon a thrilling adventure with her animal friends that helps her realize everyone is perfect just the way they are. Profits from the sales of Zippy’s Special Gift will be donated to one of Zebra Technologies strategic charitable partners, Bernies Book Bank, a non-profit organization that changes the story for under-served children and helps them read their way to a better life! Learn more at www.berniesbookbank.org.
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I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Zippy doesn’t like her stripes but learns to accept herself as she is. By talking to her friends, she realizes that everyone is unique and that we should accept, even celebrate, our differences. What a fun way to teach acceptance to children.
Zippy’s Special Gift is a fun book to read! The text rhymes and the pictures are vibrant. The illustrations of the animals are adorable. I can’t wait to read this book to my grandson on Easter!
I like that the profits from the sales of this book will be donated to a charity that seeks to increase book ownership to under-served children throughout the Chicago area.
About the Author
Zippy’s Special Gift is Van Ryne’s debut children’s book. She currently serves as the Global Director of PR, Thought Leadership and Advocacy for Zebra Technologies. One of PR News’ 2019 Top Women in PR, Van Ryne also has experience as a journalist, editor and producer, reporting nightly from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Autographed copy of ZIPPY’S SPECIAL GIFT (USA only) (1 winner)
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Thank you for your positive review. We are honored to have the opportunity to donate the proceeds from this book’s sales to Bernie’s Book Bank. All my best, Therese
You’re welcome. It’s an adorable book, and it’s even better because of your generosity!