Ricky The Rock That Couldn't Roll Book Review

As many of you know, I was able to interview the CEO of a new book publishing company in my latest post. Today, I will be reviewing the book that I helped the market, Ricky The Rock That Couldn’t Roll. A book for children that was just released by a newly founded publishing company. 


First Impressions  


My first impression of the book is the more basic color scheme it has throughout its pages. Most children’s books are bright and colorful all over the cover and inside the pages as well. This book has a white background with the important features in color making them stand out a lot more. That is a new take on an illustration for me, and I have to say that it paid off very well in terms of effect. I was drawn to the colorful rocks, and that allowed me to pay more attention to the storyline that was being told. The book doesn’t have the typical font that is expected of children's books, and I quite like the change of pace. Personally, I lean more toward the cursive or less rigid fonts. I feel that books should be fun and it’s far easier to have fun when the words seem to come alive on the page. That allows a story to be told in a way that is remembered by those that read it.  I also went on record to ask others what they thought of the book, and if they would buy it.


What Did They Think?


I asked my mother her thoughts on the book, and if she would have read it to me and my sister when we were little if it had been in production at that time. She thought that it was very noble of his friends to not give up on him, and she liked how everyone pitched in to help Ricky and solve the problem. She also said that had this book been around when I was little she would have read it to me which I found pretty cool. Her viewpoints on the illustrations were nearly the same as mine. She liked how everything was put together. 


My sister also read the book. She is a teenager, and she would much rather read other books, but she did have a nice thing to say about Ricky and his friends. She found the illustrations to be the best part about the book to her, though she did enjoy the story. Her taste in books is very different so her enjoying the illustrations was cool. 

What’s The Story?


The story is told by the rocks that hang out on the hill, and they spend their days rolling down the hill while enjoying the company of their close friends. The main character is Ricky, and he has a disability that hinders him from having fun with his friends. Rather than his friends giving upon him, the rocks and pebbles band together to help him have fun just like them. The problem is overcome, and the story ends in a happy ending. 


Overall Thoughts


Overall the book was found to be enjoyable to read, and there was an all-around positive rating on the illustrations. I will be keeping this book around, and I will recommend it to anyone that could have a need for it. If you or anyone else you know would like to order the book, you can find it here on Amazon. 


I hope you enjoyed learning about Ricky and his friends.
Purchase Ricky's story here
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