About the Book
Fast Freddy is one of the sea kids that live in the “coralhood.” Fast Freddy overcomes the ridicule of being different (half shark, half octopus) from the other kids in his new school. Once they find out he can swim fast like a shark, they ask him to join the swim team. They realize he is a great kid and are happy that he helps them win the championship for the first time. He comes from behind overcoming Marcus who is a formidable threat on team Barracudas. His octopus arms wave in victory as he crosses the finish line! Freddy receives the MVP award, but says a prayer of thanks to Jesus for being different and having new friends. Lee Ann Mancini and Dan Sharp have created an underwater world that explodes with color, drawing the children into the captivating story..
About the Author
Lee Ann Mancini is the creator of the Adventures of the Sea Kids Series and holds a Bachelor of Religious Studies form Regent University, A Master of Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary and a Master of Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She is also an Adjunct Professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. Lee Ann is a wife and mother of two who has devoted her live as a servant for her Christ and she attends Spanish River Christian Church in Boca Raton, Florida. Part of the proceeds after costs will be donated to fund Christian charities that minister the needs of children.
About the Illustrator
Dan Sharp is an artist with over thirty years experience illustrating for children. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University and has illustrated many children’s books. He has specialized in the creation of licensed artwork designs for Disney, Warner Brothers, American Greetings and many other licensors of popular character properties as well. Dan loves the Lord and attends Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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In this award winning children’s picture book, author Lee Ann Mancini and illustrator Dan Sharp have created a beautiful and fun book that kids will not only like, but will thoroughly enjoy. With brightly colored, beautifully detailed pictures, as well as a great story, children will love this novel that teaches them about not picking on others and being friends with everyone. A main theme of the story is being nice and accepting people that are different than yourself. Don’t judge someone because they are different, figure out what you like about them because they are different, and most importantly become his or her friend. Not only will children enjoy this story, but parents and teachers alike will love the real-life teaching principles within the story. I would recommend this book to teachers and parents to use as a learning tool, as well as for children that love to learn new principles in life to help them become better.
Series: Sea Kids Adventure Books
Genre: children’s fiction
Literary Awards: FAPA Gold Winner: Best Children’s Picture Book; IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award; Moms Choice Award Winner; readers’ Favorite Finalist: Children’s Books K-3rd; Readers’ Favorite Illustration Award Winner: Children’s Books K-3rd
Publisher: BLM Publishing
Publication date: April 9, 2015
Number of pages: 28
Grade level: Pre-preschool+
Other books in the series:
2-What a Bragger
3-I’m Not Afraid (coming in 2016)
Content Ratin: G
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by Book Crash.
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