Disclosure: We received a copy of the book to facilitate our honest review. No monetary compensation was received.
About the book: Half Popped is the heart-warming and whimsical story of Kenny the Kernel, a discouraged but friendly popcorn kernel who believes he never reached his full potential. As Kenny journeys through the kitchen, he helps cheer up other down-on-their-luck snacks by pointing out the bright side to their situations, all the while harboring a half-empty view of himself. Until....
With a silly, story-telling rhyme evocative of Shel Silverstein poetry and unique artwork that combines photography and illustration, the charming tale serves as a lesson in self-confidence and reminds young readers that a genuine compliment has the power to make a friend's day.
Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to see it, but there's a place and a purpose in this world for everyone -- even Kenny the Kernel, who was only half-popped, and turned out that way when the microwave stopped.
Our thoughts: Everyone feels discouraged sometimes. It is a journey we all encounter, the road we travel and how we handle things, makes all the difference. Half Popped did a great job explaining things on a level that everyone can understand. We enjoyed following Kenny on his journey. It was so nice to see him cheering others even though he was discouraged himself. We loved the adorable illustrations, and by rhyming, the story just flowed flawlessly. The story line is so sweet and the lesson it teaches it priceless. We should all embrace our differences and know we are special, just the way we are.
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