Review: Asher and Watson Set Sail

May 19, 2014

I have a love for books and I am hoping my son will one day find a love for them like I do.
I love getting my son new books and being able to sit along side him and read to him. It’s one of my most favorite things to do!

I received a book called Asher and Watson Set Sail by Julie Schoen.
This book is about a little boy, his dog and a Pirate’s life.

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The story line is rather cute. I really like how the story was done and how Asher and Watson went looking for treasure. I really think this is a book to remind children to use their imagination. As a mom I find it just gets harder and harder to get your children to play and use their imagination. Everything is about technology and there really isn’t anything wrong with it because it is how the world is now, but it is nice to see our children out there being kids!

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My son enjoyed the book as well! My son loves Pirates so this is up his ally! I love the illustrations in this book. I think they were nicely done! I like how they were drawn and the colors they used. My son loved the drawings as well. Almost any child can relate to this book! I mean it’s PIRATES!!! Hehehehe. I like how the book was done as well. You have your story on one side and the pictures on the other.

Children love pictures so these are a must! It is a great way to really get a child’s attention!

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As you can see in the photo above the illustrations are really fun! Asher and Watson look like they are having a blast and kids love to see illustrations like this! It makes them smile!

I really enjoyed the story! I actually love everything about this book except the way it was printed.
As you can see there is a lot of space above and under each of the illustrations.  This is the only downfall I would say. Everything is kind of squashed, even the cover is. This book was meant to be horizontal, however it was printer vertically.

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With that being said my opinion of this book hasn’t been affected. My son enjoyed this book, as did I. The story is cute and fun! I mean who doesn’t like a simple story that just makes you smile? Now with that being said, I honestly can’t say I would buy this or not. The book isn’t all that appealing due to it being printed wrong.

Now this could just be for the copy I received, I’m not sure….

If i were in a store and picked this book up, I would purchase it. The story starts off in a bath tub with bubbles! This is a great place for any child to use their imagination!

I think it is important for child to use their imagination and let their mind wonder. It’s important for kids to be kids!

Overall, I love this book! I think it was simple and cute! Straight to the point and no beating around the bus! Kept my son interested especially since he loves pirates!

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32 Comments

  • banglewoodcrafts

    The animations are beautiful. I wrote a book for kids once. It was one of my most favorite moments.

    May 19, 2014 at 9:58 am Reply
  • Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN

    this book looks great- my children will love it.

    May 19, 2014 at 10:26 am Reply
  • Alexandra McAllister (@alexandrawow101)

    What a beautiful post! I love the pics! Thanks so much for sharing this review. If I had young children, I would definitely purchase this book.

    May 19, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply
  • ourmaybebaby

    What a cute book! I love the illustrations!

    May 19, 2014 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Karen @ From the Garden Table

    I love, love, love reading and am very happy that both my 3 & 6 year old do too. That being said I still have to fight the “technology battle” daily. I think it’s so important to read to them as much as possible and for them to see you reading too. That looks like a fantastic book, who doesn’t love pirates?

    May 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm Reply
  • kaylaoftheeclecticelement

    I think it’s really important to introduce books and a love of reading to your kids early on and it really sounds like you’re doing a fantastic job of that with your handsome young man! I LOVE those illustrations! They’re super adorable :)

    May 20, 2014 at 12:52 am Reply
  • Michelle F.

    That is a really cute book. I love the illustrations.

    May 20, 2014 at 1:01 am Reply
  • omgitschelsea

    I love the illustrations. They’re so cute!

    May 20, 2014 at 1:41 am Reply
  • Michelle Rattan

    My daughter would love this book. She wants us to read to her every nite before bed.

    May 20, 2014 at 1:46 am Reply
  • TheMommyAvenger

    I love children’s books. It’s always great to find a new one you love. Thanks for sharing!

    May 20, 2014 at 6:39 am Reply
  • Paula Parker

    There’s nothing better than a book making you giggle when you are a kid!! Read on!!!

    May 20, 2014 at 8:25 am Reply
  • mschristopher13

    I used to read to my son every night when he was little. This sounds like a great book and the animation is great.

    May 20, 2014 at 10:40 am Reply
  • franckxethee

    This looks like a really nice book to read for kids.

    May 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm Reply
  • Kungphoo

    Looks like a cute book! It is good when a kid sits down and reads.. hope to carries over to their adulthood!

    May 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm Reply
  • jcmcb

    Beautiful Illustrations!

    May 20, 2014 at 3:12 pm Reply
  • lisa galuna (@LisaGaluna)

    I Can’t Wait To Get For My Girls Thank You

    May 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm Reply
  • Joanna Sormunen

    Looks like a great book! I’m certain my son would love it too!

    May 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm Reply
  • edwardsmom

    aww this book looks great. my younger 2 would love it

    May 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Swenor

    I the these kind of books for kids. Thanks for sharing.

    May 21, 2014 at 12:42 am Reply
  • Emy Cooks

    Oh that is so cute you can see he was into the book and enjoying it. Great pasttime!

    May 21, 2014 at 1:22 am Reply
  • Leira Bhagwani Pagaspas

    This is an amazing book perfect for kids who are starting to learn how to read.

    May 21, 2014 at 4:29 am Reply
  • Dhemz

    great review! seems like your son is enjoying it…I’ll try to find this at our local bookstore.

    May 21, 2014 at 8:14 am Reply
  • mamatomanyblessings

    what a cute book, the pictures look so whimsical!

    May 21, 2014 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Payal Bansal

    My niece’s birthday is coming and I am preparing a gift basket for her… “Asher and Watson Sail” needs to go into the gift basket. She is going to love it

    May 21, 2014 at 10:56 am Reply
  • Kenneth Manaloto

    Thank you for sharing this book review, looking from the photos I think this is the kind of readings I am missing from childhood – the comic but very expressive drawings is already telling me the story without even reading the manuscripts.

    May 21, 2014 at 11:58 am Reply
  • Alyssa C

    I love the illustrations, my girls would seriously LOVE this book!

    May 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm Reply
  • Liz Mays

    I love the happy and whimsical expressions! This is a cute book!

    May 21, 2014 at 2:25 pm Reply
  • Natalie (@nataliemadeit)

    I love the illustrations in this book, this is totally a book the kids would enjoy reading.

    May 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Brown

    Neat book, my kiddos are grown but I still enjoy picture books.

    May 21, 2014 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • ladymarielle

    Asher and Watson set sail sounds like a really fun book that my son would really enjoy!

    May 22, 2014 at 2:29 am Reply
  • Amy Ditmore

    The graphics in them look so cute, my daughter would love this. She loves books!

    May 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm Reply
  • Alicia Silva

    The pictures look amazing. Eliseo would love these books. Thank you for sharing.

    June 2, 2014 at 7:37 pm Reply
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