Sunday, May 14, 2023

Review: The Dwarves of Dimmerdown by Laura Pruett

 Genre: Children’s Picture Book


“Meet the dwarves of Dimmerdown! These fun-loving creatures roam around their tiny world, exploring caverns and traipsing down riverbanks.”


After years working as a freelance editor, Laura Pruett decided to start writing herself, initially aiming at younger readers. This is her second children’s book with some aimed at older readers on the way.


I read this to my 10-year-old granddaughter who we’ll call LBG here. Although at the top end of the age range this book is aimed at, LBG is a kid with an active imagination and this seemed like a good fit. The vocabulary was appropriate for the age range in question with words they should understand, but a few that might help expand the vocabulary of some of those reading or having this book read to them. The tale, talking about some mythical dwarves that might be out there wandering around, but trying not to be spotted by we humans, would get the imagination going, however, as presented isn’t too spooky. When I asked LBG what she thought of the story she gave me a definitive thumbs up.

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Format/Typo Issues:

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Rating: **** Four Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 30 pages

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