Sunday, August 18, 2019

What Should Danny Do? Books are Fun, Interactive and Empowering that Teach Kids Responsibility Though the"Power of Choice" #whatshoulddannydo (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent review copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

I love adding new books to my children's library, and usually ask for recommendations from family and friends.  Some of my friends are school teachers, so they are in the know on new book series and books that their students are into.  During a recent conversation, I had a few of my friends recommend "What Should Danny Do?".  They were not the only educators and families who have been raving about this book.  As soon as they mentioned the title, I was quick to remember seeing this book being talked about on a handful of different teacher and homeschool groups on Facebook.  Parents and teachers were raving about how this was a unique book for kids, in that it is written like a "Choose Your Own Story" format.  I don't know about you, but growing up, I was big on the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books that were out in the 80's and 90's.  I loved how you could pick up a book and read it one way, and the read it another for a new twist to the story, thanks to the path I choose while reading the story.  I have been looking for books like the ones from my childhood, but have been hard pressed to find them.  And, the ones I did find, were not that well written, or didn't keep my girls' attention.  So, when I heard my friends talking about the What Should Danny Do? book, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy of the book to check it out for myself, and then share with my girls.  

It is funny how things happen.  I heard about this book, then planned to buy online.  But, before I could do this, I was contacted via email to see if I wanted to review the book.  Perfect timing!  I jumped at the opportunity, and within a few days I had this book and What Should Danny Do? School Day, along with a cute matching cape for my girls to dress up and be super heroes like Danny. :-)

More about this book series:

"In each book, Danny is a superhero-in-training and developing his most important superpower of all: The Power to Choose. Danny encounters choices that kids encounter on a daily basis. Readers are given total control to make choices for Danny while learning the benefits of making positive choices and the natural consequences of negative ones.

What Should Danny Do? ranks at the top of many Amazon categories including: Most Wished For, Children's First Day Of School, Children's Social Skills, Children's Values, Children's Bullies Issues, and Children's Peer Pressure. It’s a "must-have" on every bookshelf!"

What Should Danny Do? - a first-of-its-kind kids’ book written in a “Choose Your Own Story” format that empowers kids with the understanding that their choices will shape their days, and ultimately their lives (recommend ages: 3-8)"


My girls really enjoyed these two books.  Just like me when I was there age, reading these choose your own story, made each story that much more interesting and fun, as they had to decide together which way the story will proceed.  With 9 stories in 1 in the "What Should Danny Do?" book, they didn't get bored with the book, and wanted to read it over and over again, to control how the story plays out.  

When we were done with the "What Should Danny Do?" book, we moved onto the "What Should Danny Do? School Day."  

This book is perfect for both parents and teachers, as they start back at school with their kids.  This book has 8 stories in 1, and just like the "What Should Danny Do? book, kids have the "power to choose" how the story unfolds. 

My girls kept reading this book on their own, and then with me, to try and reach all 8 endings, that centered around Danny's school day ends.  

It is up the reader to choice for Danny, to make the story progress. Kids of all ages will really enjoy this unique interactive feature of this best selling picture book series.  

I ended up sharing book with my teacher friends, and they had a blast checking it out, and then ordering a copy so that they will be ready to share with their new class, when students return back to school.  

I am so happy I finally had the opportunity to check out the "What Should Danny Do? books, after hearing friends in person, and online raving about these books.  Sharing them with my girls and seeing how excited they were while reading and choosing the endings, I can see why these books are a #1 Amazon Best Seller.  Not only were the stories fun, but I loved how I could talk with my girls after about the outcomes and they could have been different based on the choices they made. These books are great to share with kids, to show how the choices they make affect outcomes, either positive or negative.  And, kids will pick up on this as they read through the stories and see how their choices for Danny affect the story's ending.

I could go on and on about how great these two "What Should Danny Do?: books are, but instead, why not pick up one or both versions of these books to share with your kids, or even gift to your child's school teacher.  Once you read these books with your kids, you will see why so many people rave about this series, from parents, teachers, principals, etc.

Disclosure: I was sent review copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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