Read for: Requested Review/Netgalley/ Anticipated Release
Synopsis: "The tale of an axolotl who cheers on his underwater friends as they each bring their talents to the pond's sports fair!
Dewdrop is an easygoing, gentle axolotl who enjoys naps, worm pie, and cheerleading. When the yearly sports fair nears, he and his friends—Mia the weightlifting turtle, Newman the musical newt, and three minnows who love to cook—get ready to showcase their skills to the whole pond! However, as the day of the fair gets closer, Dewdrop's friends can't help putting pressure on themselves to be the best. It's up to Dewdrop to remind them how to be mindful, go at their own pace, and find joy in their own achievements."
My Review: I have come to absolutely adore Katie O'Neill's art and writing, so of course I jumped at a chance to read her newest release. This is written as a graphic novel but it reads like a children's picture book. It is a great story for all ages, full of finding ways to help others even if you don't have the ability to physically help them. The illustrations are absolutely adorable and I love all the different critter characters. Definitely a book to be adding to the shelves.
My Rating: I absolutely adore Katie O'Neill's illustration style and she always has such great messages in them, and this story was no different. I loved this story and think it is great for everyone! I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!
I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley, the above is my honest review and opinion.
Dewdrop releases on Tuesday April 7th, but you can pre-order your copy now in print or digital format from Amazon or in print format from Barnes & Noble or request it at your local independent bookstore or library.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!