5 Stars for the Children’s Book – DRESSING BASIL UP AND DOWN by Diana Duncan – BOOK REVIEW


Author: Diana Duncan

Type of Book: Large Softcover

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Illustrator: Lyle Jakosalem

Release Date: September 8, 2015

Length: 26 pages

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4828-5305-6 

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

* I received a free copy of this book through the Goodreads Giveaway program. A review is not a requirement to receive a book, but an honest review is always appreciated. 

Basil is a dog. 

Matilda loves to dress Basil up. 

Basil is a Labrador and looks ridiculous dressed up in clothes and costumes. 

When Matilda’s Mom takes the kids to the zoo, she attempts to relate to the children how ridiculous the animals would look if they wore costumes. 

But, will Matilda take the lesson to heart? Or will she continue to use Basil as her own personal dress-up doll?

This book is terrific for ages 3-5. The large size of the pages and the bright coloured illustrations will capture any child’s attention. The rhyming writing makes the story flow very well and lends itself perfectly to reading it out-loud to children. In my opinion, this would be a perfect bedtime story. 

Parents will love the book for its perfect length as well as the message it contains about respecting animals.

I rate this children’s book as 5 out of 5. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

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