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TRINIDAD, THE BRAVE TRICERATOPS by T. B. Elkeles – my review no.30

on 06/08/2015


Be brave without violence

This is the third time in a couple of weeks that my five-year-old daughter has asked me to read this story to her. She doesn’t care about the laws of biology, historical relevance or even the laws of physics, the way adults would.

She loves this story, because she relates to the brave little triceratops Trinidad, she loves his name and the illustrations. She worries about him when he is sad or in danger. She is proud of him when he faces danger without violence and finds inner strength, proving himself to his friends and family. When we finish reading, she wants to hear it again, and she feels empowered and happy. I can’t wait for the school year to begin, so I can share it with my little students, and talk to them about bullying, real courage and peace-making. 

As a mother and teacher, I truly recommend it. This is what every children’s book should do – reach children through emotion and teach kindness!

this book on amazon


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