Book Review: Ralphina, the Roly-Poly

Bright, colorful illustrations will capture youngsters’ attention in this charming tale of a lonely garden insect named Ralphina. As a tiny roly-poly, Ralphina is too small to be noticed by the little boy living close by. So strong is her desire for a friend, Raphina thinks up a way to draw Alec’s attention thus creating the opportunity to build a friendship.

Geared to preschoolers, Chandler’s cute pictures show sow bugs in a positive light while illustrating the need for friendship. The fun facts about roly-polies and rainbows listed in the back provide parents an excellent opportunity to teach their children a bit about the natural world. An altogether charming children’s book


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