Wednesday, September 8, 2021

NBTM Virtual Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Let's Talk Going to the Zoo by Lisa Jacovsky @Lisachildbooks @GoddessFish


Lets Talk! Going to the Zoo

by Lisa Jacovsky

GENRE: Picture Book, Children's Book


Harper and Emma are two best friends who first met at the pool in the summer. Emma has Autism which affected her speech. Harper became determined to find a way to talk with her new friend and learned about Autism. Neither girl would allow anything stand in their way of becoming best friends.

Now, Harper and Emma are excited to go to the zoo for the first time. This is a new adventure for them which they are going on with their daddies. Once they get there, they are amazed at the different animals they see. Then, while admiring them, a group of children come by and begin to laugh and point at Emma. She had been flapping her hands and making noises in excitement watching these new animals. Harper is confused by this but does not allow the bullying to continue. She educates the bullies about Autism and who Emma is. The bullies eventually walk away however, one little boy stayed behind. He apologized for his actions and wants to be friends. The three new friends finish their day at the zoo exploring and meeting new animals making memories with their daddies.

My Review:

Harper is best friends with Emma who she met at the pool in the summer. Emma has Autism and she can’t talk but she has her own way of communicating. She can read and write. Emma communicates by using flashcards.

Harper’s dad and Emma’s dad are taking them to the zoo for the first time. They are both so very excited. They can’t wait to see all the animals. Emma enjoys the animals so much that she starts to jump up and down and clap her hands. Emma’s excitement is so catching that it is not long before Harper herself is jumping up and down too.

Some other children who are visiting the zoo that day as well see Emma jumping up and down and waving her hands all around come over and start to make fun of her. This upsets Harper very badly. It hurts Harper to see someone making fun of her friend.

So she goes up to them and asks them why are they doing that to her friend. Harper explains to them that Emma has Autism and that she communicates differently than they do. She tells them how smart Emma is and how nice she is and that she is a very good friend and that she is no different than they are. Harper stands up for her friend as she doesn’t like seeing her friend hurting.

Let's Talk! Going to the Zoo is a great book for parents to read to their children. It is a great way of teaching children to be nice and good to others. It teaches them that we are all the same but different in many ways. Let's Talk! Going to the Zoo will teach children how to treat others.

Let's Talk! Going to the Zoo would be a great addition to your child’s library. So one-click your or their copy of Let's Talk! Going to the Zoo today for another great adventure to the Let's Talk! series!  

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lisa Jacovsky currently is a Doctoral Level student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is excited for the possibilities having her Doctoral degree will bring her. She has been in the field of ABA since 2014 where she began her career working with adults in residential group homes. She moved onto working with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2018 and is currently working in Early Intervention. It is her experience with children that inspired her to finally fulfill her dream of writing a book. Lisa began writing short stories when she was seven years old. Writing is a passion for her and one of the many things she enjoys. Lisa lives in New Jersey where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working on the next stories of the Rascal Cat brothers silly shenanigans.

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A signed copy of the book and the first book in the series and a coloring book of the illustrations (US only)

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Sherry said...

Sounds like a good book.

Kim said...

Sounds like a cute story.

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