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Review: Asher and Watson Set Sail

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!

Would you like to purchase this book? If so click Here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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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.

  • this book looks great- my children will love it.

  • 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.

  • ourmaybebaby

    What a cute book! I love the illustrations!

  • 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?

  • 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 :)

  • Michelle F.

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

  • omgitschelsea

    I love the illustrations. They’re so cute!

  • Michelle Rattan

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

  • TheMommyAvenger

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

  • Paula Parker

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

  • 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.

  • franckxethee

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

  • Kungphoo

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

  • jcmcb

    Beautiful Illustrations!

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

  • Joanna Sormunen

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

  • edwardsmom

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

  • Rebecca Swenor

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

  • Emy Cooks

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

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

  • Dhemz

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

  • mamatomanyblessings

    what a cute book, the pictures look so whimsical!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Alyssa C

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

  • Liz Mays

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

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

  • Jennifer Brown

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

  • ladymarielle

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

  • Amy Ditmore

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

  • Alicia Silva

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

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