The Adventures of Bentley Hippo
Inspiring Children to Share (Inspiring Children (2nd ed) Book 1)
by Argyro Graphy
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Pub Date 01 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 17 Aug 2022
Putting the 'FUN' back into sharing!
"Duck Bentley" cried Toby, but it was too late. BONK! right on his noggin.
Jaxon, a mischievous little monkey was in such a good mood he wanted to share bananas with everyone. Bentley was strolling through the park when he felt something mushy bounce off his head.
"Ouch! he cried out. Who threw that banana at me?"
Realizing that Jaxon did not know the true meaning of 'sharing' Bentley and his friend Toby decided to teach him the importance of sharing... but they would have to catch him first.
“My class loved this story and the characters. It was the perfect conversation starter…”
Key features of this book include:
Diversity and Inclusion
Five diverse friends in this award-winning series have their own challenges and disabilities but that does not stop them from embarking on fun adventures, as their personalities outshine their challenges.
Colorful and Entertaining
Children will be drawn to the bright, beautiful, bold illustrations, and adorable characters. Fun scenes, facial expressions, and images will keep children entertained
The Inspiring Children's book series is filled with important social-emotional topics such as sharing, patience, friendship, and acceptance.
A must-have collection for any classroom, home, and library. Ideal for children ages 4-8. Toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary grades will enjoy the benefits of this book and series.
*Be sure to check out the 2nd book in the series Inspiring Children to be Kind to find out what happens when the tables are turned, and a bully becomes the victim.
Loved this story. We teachers are working so hard on social emotional skills with kids (always have but…) post pandemic and it is such a necessity. This book would be wonderful for children 2-1st grade. I loved the questions in the back because they do point out that not every single thing can be shared. I’m looking forward to reading this with my first graders next year!
My seven years old enjoyed this book. It teaches kids the real essence of “sharing”. I like the question and answer parts at the end of the book. Overall a great read!
This was such a cute read! My 4yo son and I read this together. He loved the pictures and I enjoyed the moral. The questions at the end were thought provoking for a young child. It did help him rethink throwing items at his family and friends!
Thank you to NetGalley, BooksGoSocial and Argyro Graphy for allowing us to read this ebook early!
This is an enjoyable picture book text that teaches an important lesson about sharing and listening to others. Most importantly, it does this without feeling like a lecture. I believe teachers and caregivers alike would enjoy reading this story with children and be pleasantly surprised by how the plot intertwines with the message.
My favourite aspect of this book is its gorgeous illustration style, which is something I think children will be eager to replicate. (Perhaps by tracing the characters or drawing different animals in a similar style.) The panda who serves ice cream is particularly cute, as well as the titular Bentley! All the pictures coexist beautifully with the text and I can imagine children really appreciating the detail in them all. The bright colours are eye-catching as well as pleasant to look at.
There is one area that I noted could be improved (and this might well be fixed soon) and that is there are some extremely minor formatting errors. For example, missing commas and a backwards facing speech mark. I only noticed these thanks to my experience as a proof-reader, however, and I can promise that they have absolutely no negative bearing on the story. They didn't even affect my ability to read it aloud!
To conclude, I would recommend this story to anybody with young children, whether they are students in a classroom or family members. It is a fun, straightforward text, and the back of the book provides plenty of engaging activities. These include discussion questions, links to download colouring pages, a quiz, and other story recommendations. This alone makes the book stand out amongst other picture books and earns it a great rating.
Such a cute story. The colors and illustrations were bright and vivid, and really captured my toddler son’s attention. The story was silly, yet still relatable.
So very cute. My whole family love hippos, so it was a biased read for them. But even given that, it was very very cute and I feel like it would fit nicely with most families.
I thought this was such a cute book with the valuable lesson of sharing within. It's great to get kids used to sharing at a young age so that it just comes naturally as they get older. Learning about kindness will create kinder adults!
The Adventures of Bentley Hippo is a sweet book features animals learning to share. I liked the mix of animal types and the way they were so nice to each other! It was fun.
The Adventures of Bentley Hippo is an inspiring picture book series by Argyro Graphy. The value of sharing is skillfully highlighted in an entertaining narrative. It's nice to see Bentley teaching Jaxon how to share. It would be a valuable lesson for the children.
The book's gorgeous and vibrant illustrations will draw young readers in. A fun activity for kids is also included at the end, which is also a good workout.
The book is very straightforward and has a perfect lesson on proper sharing. I love the thought of using the color green for the main character as the color is very eye-catching for the designated age reader to read and even for me. The last part where there is a Q&A part is brilliant as it reinforces the child to reflect and really understand the moral of the story.
I just loved this book. Amusing storyline about a monkey that wants to share his bananas but doesn't understand that the way to do this is not by throwing bananas at others., When the other animals say they won't to share their ice cream with him, he is afraid they will throw it at him, but they explain how to share and the trio of monkey, elephant and hippo enjoy banana splits together. The illustrations are absolutely superb. I look forward to the next forward to the next book in the series.
This was a great kids book. The pictures were very vivid and detailed. I like the questions at the end of the book to see if the child understood the book. This would be a good book for preschool aged kids.
The book is a part of the series developed around concepts like sharing, bullying, understanding disabilities, and so on. This book deals with sharing and the right way to share something with others. It has a cute green hippo, a nerdy elephant, and a confused little monkey. The hippo and the elephant teach the monkey the right way to share.
The concept is heartwarming and necessary for kids to learn at a young age. The book has questions at the end meant for group activities at schools. The illustrations are cheerful and vibrant. Kids can easily identify the animals due to their resemblance to cartoon characters.
My only grouse is the narration that felt jumpy and disjointed. Maybe it’ll work better when teachers/ elders explain each page to the kids after reading the content.
To sum up, The Adventures of Bentley Hippo: Inspiring Children to Share is a good book for kids aged 4 and up to learn about sharing and friendships.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and BooksGoSoical and am voluntarily leaving a review.
The Adventures of Bentley Hippo is a cute illustrated book about teaching children how to share through the use of cute animals.
I read this book to my two children (4 & 8) and they loved this story. The way that Jaxon played differently than Bentley and Toby gave an example of how different children may play and how to compassionately communicate the frustration without being mean or rude back. The illustrations were fun and bright, with great detail. The book was the perfect length for a bedtime book with time to discuss with the prompts at the end of the book.
The Adventures of Bentley Hippo by Argyro Graphy.
Inspiring Children to Share (Inspiring Children (2nd ed) Book 1.
Bentley hippo will encourage his friends to share.
A lovely read for any age. Loved the illustrations. 5*.