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Charlie Chaloosy's Delightful Journey: A Book Review

Welcome, dear readers, to a literary adventure brought to you by iRead Book Tours. Today, we embark on a virtual tour exploring the enchanting world of "Charlie Chaloosy is Often Quite Choosy" by Brad Mason, Ed.D. As part of this tour, the author has graciously provided a guest post, "What Lesson will children learn from this book and why it's important?" Join me as we dive into Charlie Chaloosy's delightful journey and uncover the valuable lessons it holds for young minds and be sure to enter the giveaway!

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"What Lesson will children learn from this book and why it's important?"

By: Brad Mason, EdD.

What is the lesson you want children to learn from this book?

I want children to see that Charlie initially had some anxiety and worry about things outside of his comfort zone; however, he made a plan about how he would address those concerns. I want kids to see that it’s okay to have some reservations but it’s also okay to step outside of those boundaries and experience success trying new things. There is joy in experiencing new things and it takes some courage and follow through to go outside of our comfort zone. The payout for trying new things is the exhilaration of accomplishment, new friends, new experiences, and new adventures. I am a Granddaddy of six and a 34-year educator and I see firsthand the impediment anxiety often plays in a child’s development as they grow and learn to engage the world around them. I want children to experience the freedom of fearlessness, one little success at a time. Charlie does this in a matter of a few dozen pages and they can do it too! I am committed to wanting all children to take away an action step from this book. Towards that end, I dedicate the last two pages of the book with space for children to draw an illustration and then write about something new they would like to try so they can add to the story.

Why is it important?

I feel this is an important lesson because anxiety too often gets in the way of children growing and flourishing the way they were designed to shine. The same lesson could be generalized to adult audiences but children are my passion and I want Charlie to encourage them to grow in confidence. I also believe the book will provide fertile opportunities for parents, grandparents, teachers, and other caring adults to work through a child’s apprehension by talking through the steps Charlie took in the story to overcome his fears. 

I am so excited about getting this book in the hands of children!  

Thank you, Brad, for this wonderful post. I believe this book serves as an excellent resource for caregivers, offering valuable insights into helping children overcome their fears. Now, let's delve into my review.


My Review


Brad Mason, EdD, takes readers on a whimsical adventure in his debut book, "Charlie Chaloosy is Often Quite Choosy." From the captivating illustrations to the charming rhyme scheme, this book is a delightful treat for both children and adults alike.

The vivid illustrations bring Charlie's world to life, adding a layer of enchantment to the narrative. Each page is a visual feast, capturing the essence of Charlie's experiences in whimsical detail. The use of vibrant colors enhances the storytelling, making it a visually engaging experience for readers of all ages.

What sets this book apart is the clever wordplay, with the author's favorite words "Loosy" and "Yousy" adding a playful touch to the rhyming text. The rhythmic flow of the story makes it not only enjoyable to read but also an excellent choice for read-aloud sessions with young readers.

One standout feature for aspiring writers is the space provided at the back of the book. Charlie Chaloosy not only shares his adventures but also encourages readers to become authors themselves. With two pages dedicated to writing their own stories and illustrating their imaginative worlds, the book becomes a personalized journey for each reader.

"Charlie Chaloosy is Often Quite Choosy" is more than just a children's book; it's an invitation for young minds to explore their creativity. Brad Mason, EdD, has crafted a charming tale that not only entertains but also inspires readers to embark on their own storytelling adventures. This book is a delightful addition to any library, offering a perfect blend of imagination, education, and interactive fun.



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