‘Rinny the Rhino Wants Pink Pearls and a Polka-Dotted Penguin’
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 06, 2013, 02:03 PM EDT
Parents often wish that children would learn certain lessons, like the fact that their punishments are not meant to make them suffer, they are often meant to keep them safe and prepare them for the world. Author Kim C. Green tells a story of one headstrong rhinoceros that teaches just that. Rinny the Rhino Wants Pink Pearls and a Polka-Dotted Penguin is a story that will captivate young readers, while teaching them a few important lessons.
At the heart of the story is Rinny the Rhino, who is, like many children, a little bit mischievous. Her love of adventure and her curiosity can get the best of her from time to time. After Rinny gets grounded for wandering off without telling her parents, she vows that she will get out of her parents’ “stuffy” house as soon as she gets the chance.
Rinny begins to think about what she will pack to make her “great escape”, but she discovers that she has a “fortune”—thirty dollars and fifty-two cents. She determines that she will be able to buy whatever she wants once she leaves home. While Rinny had plenty of courage in the safety of her home, it quickly dissipates when night falls and she begins to hear unsettling noises.
Rinny quickly learns her lesson and vows that, if she makes it home, she will never pull such a stunt again. Along the way, Rinny also learns that, in the midst of one’s troubles, helping others can build friendships.
Rinnny the Rhino is the ideal length for readers who have grown out of books for younger children, but are not quite old enough for chapter books. With a story and characters that parent and children alike will enjoy and relate to, little readers will, no doubt, come to look forward to more stories by Kim C. Green.
Kim C. Green:
Kim C. Green is a dedicated wife and loving mother of four, living in the great state of Texas. Although her children are now young adults, they have been her inspiration. As such, her current book, Rinny the Rhino Wants Pink Pearls and a Polka-Dotted Penguin, was inspired by her youngest daughter Kerrin, nicknamed “Rinny”.
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