HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: The Adventures of Lai-Lai and Chub-Chub: Lai-Lai Meets Chub-Chub
Author: Aaron Chokan
Illustrator: Amy Rottinger
Publisher: Halo Publishing Intl., 2013
Related website: http://www.halopublishing.com (publisher)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Rating: ***** 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Chokan, Aaron. The Adventures of Lai-Lai and Chub-Chub: Lai-Lai Meets Chub-Chub (published in 2013 by Halo Publishing International, AP 726, P. O. Box 60326, Houston, TX. 77205). If you got a new dog, what would you name it? Rover? Fido? Lai-Lai is a young preschool girl, mirrored after the author’s daughter Calais, who is getting a new puppy. Her mom wants her to give the puppy a name. Lai-Lai spends her day outside learning how nature can truly give her ideas for a name. She hears the birds singing. Would Chirp be a good name? She sees a squirrel carrying its food. How about Nut? She feels the wind on her face. Should she pick Breeze? She sees a bunny jump. Maybe Hop?
Lai-Lai even seeks for audience participation by asking the readers for some help. Finally, she comes up with the name Chub-Chub. Can you guess how and why she chose it? The author, Dr. Aaron Chokan, has been a successful, practicing foot and ankle specialist for ten years and is currently the founder and owner of Ohio Foot and Ankle Center with four locations in Northeast Ohio. He lives with his loving wife and five children. Lai-Lai Meets Chub-Chub is an adorable little tale with happy, smiling illustrations by Amy Rottinger that will appeal equally to children who already have a beloved pet and those who don’t but want one, which should include just about everybody.