This picture book tells the story of a variety of animals who disagree over who should get to eat the delicious looking strawberry. I like the artwork and illustrations and the storyline is good. I am not a fan of the font. While it is generally a good size and colour, the way the letter g is formed is really not good, it looks like a pair of glasses flipped sideways. There are also a mixture of upper and lower case letters in some instances that is not a great model for beginning readers. Choosing the right book for a classroom or school library can be tough as budgets are very small and I couldn't purchase a book like this because of the fonts unfortunately. As far as for parents looking for a book to read with their children, this would be fine. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read and review this book.
I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. Great book for little kids about how we all have different strengths and weaknesses and no one person is better than another.
When a plump, juicy strawberry is found, all the little forest friends would like to sink their teeth into it. It is decided that there will be a Best Test, and the winner gets the delicious prize. The animals do their best at coloring, guessing, and making faces (yes, it's a rather silly competition), but there can't be more than one winner . . . or can there?
This sweet and funny story is complimented by Anna Doherty's wonderful illustrations. Kids are gonna love this one.
Such a cute book with a great lesson! I love that it teaches children that everyone has their own special talents.
This was a cute story about how we all have different abilities and how our strengths can help others. A good story to use for young children to teach that no one is ‘best’. We may be really good at things, and maybe better than others at certain tasks, but it’s important to use your strengths to help others and to share.
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Cute story about how everyone has different talents. I liked the illustrations!
A sweet picture book perfect for preschoolers!
The Best Test is a great story about figuring out what everyone is "best" at and then teaching your friends your skills. The illustrations are darling and it would be a great read aloud in a preschool classroom.
Thank you to NetGalley for the review copy!
I received an electronic ARC from Tiny Owl Publishing through NetGalley.
The forest animals all see a delicious looking strawberry and can't decide who gets to eat it. They devise a race to see who is the best. At the end, they all finish together but are surprised by another animal who took a different route and was eating the strawberry.
I appreciate Goodhart emphasizing helping others and supporting each other as the best test. Each animal helps another along the race and figures out how to be a friend. The text is simple for elementary level readers to follow. A terrific read aloud for family or classes that will lead to dialogue on who made the best decisions. Lovely illustrations support the story.
Such a sweet, heartwarming and thoughtful story of competition and friendship! I particularly loved all the animal representation and that they each had opportunity to shine at what they do best. My little munchkin really enjoyed reading about the animals.
This book was absolutely adorable. My three year old loved seeing the different animals and the different skills they brought to the story. I loved that it had a tortoise and the hare vibe and taught a great lesson.
I absolutely loved the cute critter illustrations! To be honest, the adorable art style was my favorite part of this book. I really wanted to love this book, but it's just OK. I appreciate the lesson this story tells: sharing, comparing, and friendship require compromise. I've just seen it executed better.
Thank you, NetGalley and Tiny Owl Publishing, for an advance review copy for free and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
A group of critters start a race to see who can win the juicy strawberry. At first, each believed that he or she was the best. Later, they have realized that being the best is not easy.
Pippa Goodheart's amazing work reflects on accepting one's accepting uniqueness, and the importance of teamwork. In addition, Anna Doherty's lively and whimsical characters add desirable features for the story.
A wonderful social concept and an educational resource to be added in the classroom library.
Bird finds a lovely juicy red strawberry and claims it as his own but.... Frog and Shrew want it too! They decide to organize a test to see who is the best and whoever wins gets the prize of that luscious, delicious, huge berry.
Other creatures join in the test each bringing their skills thinking they will be the winner. A surprise awaits as the animals cross the finish line and a lovely life lesson is learned for all involved!
This is a sweet book about sharing, competition, friendship and the true meaning of winning fairly.
The illustrations are colourful, full of action and the vocabulary is simple enough for beginning readers. The message is positive and encouraging and I highly recommend this book!
Best Test by Pippa Goodhart is such a cute story.
A story about different animals finding a strawberry and deciding to compete over who will get to eat it.
I loved the illustrations in this story. All the animals are adorable. The length was perfect for my littles, they were able to keep their attention of the story and not get too distracted. It opened the floor for discussion on how we all may perceive ourselves and others around us, about sharing and friendships. Great read.
The story of different animals finding a strawberry and competing over who gets to eat it. They all think whoever is the best should get to eat it, but they all think they’re the best. They all work together in a competition to win the strawberry and realize they are all the best in their own ways. Such a great story for kids starting out in school or those dealing with jealousy or sharing issues.
Thanks to Netgalley and Tiny Owl Publishing for a free digital copy.
A cute book about sharing, comparing, friendship, and what's fair. The illustrations are adorable and the message is a great one for kids to learn about us all having our own strengths and how that can bring us all together.
When a group of forest animals find a fresh ripe strawberry, they all feel as if they are more deserving of it than others. One by one, each creature points out the things that they are best at,. The bird is best at flying, and frog is best at jumping.
Using everyone’s specific skills, Shrew designs a race that will test everyone’s skills together to see who really is the best. But while they each fight to outpace each other, another competitor may be slowly winning the race.
With vibrant and whimsical illustrations, and a simple vocabulary for younger readers, I found this to be a title that I would definitely recommend being carried in my local library.
Many thanks to Netgalley and Tiny Owl Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this upcoming title.
This is adorable. The illustrations are beautiful and work well with the story. I think this could be a good read-aloud for storytimes or school visits. The message is positive without being too over the top, which was nice in a picture book.
So many little critter friends and only one juicy strawberry that they all want and feel like they deserve? I think we can all see where this one (and the lesson packed within this precious children’s book) is going. Not only is this one adorable, but it also highlights the fact that each of these furry friends has their own talents and strengths, and all have their own unique ways of confronting issues (such as getting past a large log) based on their unique builds, strengths, and makeups. In the end, a test for supremacy ends up being a win for all of them, as no one failed, because they ended up becoming best friends.