Feb 202013

BoJohn’s Train, by Dr. Dana E. Walton, Ph.D, is a children’s book written in memory of the author’s father, the real BoJohn. It is a sweet story with lively and colorful illustrations.  Hidden within, I found two important lessons for children and adults

  • BoJohn left quite an impression on his daughter, enough to inspire this book. Clearly he took the time to love his family.
  • He left an impression on the entire town simply by being himself, a happy, friendly guy. Isn’t it amazing that we can make a difference with a wave and a smile?

Coupled with these two talking points, this story could inspire children to make a difference in their homes and in their community, not by striving to be someone else, but by simply being who they are. Smile, wave, bring happiness into someone else’s life. After all, if someone wrote a book about you, what would you want it to say?

Overall I enjoyed the book and I think your children will like it. But our rating scale is based on the message presented within a story. I simply felt the lessons were not pointed out clearly enough for young readers. If you purchase, you could add value to the story by discussing the lessons outlined above with your children.

At the time of my review, the price was $19.99, a bit much for most of our readers. If you find a  better price or if you know of a discount, please comment on this post. We like to help our readers save money while getting a great value as well.

Published: 8/16/2012

Format: Perfect Bound Softcover

Pages: 28
Size: 8.5×11
ISBN: 978-1-47720-818-2
Print Type: Color

Denise Mistich

Denise is an author as well as spiritual mentor to many people. She writes from her heart to help little ones find their way in life.
 February 20, 2013  Posted by at 5:49 pm Book Reviews, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , ,  Add comments