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Review: Molly Rides by Adam B Ford

Molly RidesTitle: Molly Rides

Author: Adam B Ford

Illustrator: Brian Berley

Publisher: H Bar Press

Date of Publication: October 21st, 2015

Pages: 40

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

Children’s books with rhymes
are winners for me almost every time.
This one is no exception, I have to say,
I really enjoyed reading it today!
It tells the story of Molly, a great skier, who
learns snowboarding is very different to do.
It shows the need to keep on practicing even when
you keep falling off, again and again.
With resilience and effort you’ll improve too
in this and anything you work at to do.
This book is really for skiers and boarders who love the snow
It has many terms that are used in these sports, you know.
Even so, I have to say that I enjoyed it and
Think children will like it if they get it in their hand
The graphics are colourful and you’ll find
depict snowy action scenes of every kind
So if you’ve a child who enjoys to board or ski
This could be the book they’d like to see!

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too,
for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Molly was a skier. She skied the blues and blacks.
She’d wake up early every day to lay down some fresh tracks.

So begins “Molly Rides,” a simple story of a young girl who takes on a new challenge and through patience and hard work discovers that she can have fun in the snow, regardless of what’s on her feet.
With lyrical rhyming meter, AASI Certified Snowboard Instructor Adam Ford spins a story that he’s very familiar with–learning how to snowboard–and through it emphasizes both the work of mastering a new skill and the pure joy of snow sports.
Award-winning illustrator Brian Berley brings the engaging text to life with eye-popping illustrations of Molly and her dog Bacon that evoke the history of skiing with a thoroughly modern touch.

This book is available from a variety of sources including
amazon.co.uk           amazon.com           barnes and noble

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