Remy the Rhino Learns Patience (Little Lessons from Our Animal Pals)
Harvest House (2010)
Reviewed by Madison Schlarman (age 4) and Mom for Reader Views (06/10)
Remy the Rhino tries taking deep breaths, counting to ten, and still he keeps charging in rage. Everything upsets Remy the Rhino. His doctor says he has rage. His father says he needs to act his age. Everything still makes Remy upset. When Remy falls asleep and an aardvark accidentally trips over him, Remy gets mad! He charges after the aardvark that moves fast and ends up leaving Remy in a tree! Remy is stuck by his own fault! He is very upset, but the aardvark has a solution to Remy’s problems, if only he will be patient. Read this wonderful lesson in patience to find out what will Remy do?
Madison: “The rhino got mad and the other animals didn’t like him much. He got stuck in a tree. The termites had to eat the tree to get him out. He got stuck because he was mad and ran after the other animal and ran into a tree. He was stuck for a long time. At the end he was nicer and happy. I liked this book because the rhino got stuck! It was funny”
Mom: This is a wonderful lesson in patience. It clearly shows how others being impatient can harm their friends and family. No one wants to be around an impatient person. The story of “Remy the Rhino Learns Patience” is cute and funny and helps to explain why patience is important. Both of my daughters really enjoyed this book. It captured their attention and held it. Even days after reading, Madison was able to recall what happened in the book and why she liked it. My two-year-old asked, “What’s that” to all the animals. She was very interested in the illustrations. We really enjoy reading this book together and discussing the topic of patience.
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