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“The Mango Seed Doll” Review

I’m excited to feature “The Mango Seed Doll” by Karlene J. Froling,a local Florida author! This is such a beautiful and creative story. It reminds me of the huge mango tree above my house where I grew up in Puerto Rico, where I enjoyed eating mangos very often. I love how it encourages children to defeat peer pressure by teaching them to be themselves and not try to please or be like everyone else. This story also teaches children how to love themselves and stand up to bullies with love and self-confidence. In this story the character learns from her family, stands up to her bullies in a loving way and teaches them that is ok to be different and that their differences make them beautiful. I also enjoyed how this story encourages children to be creative and use their imagination with creating their own mango seed doll. The mango seed doll activities at the end of the book are a great addition to put what they learned to practice.

Estoy muy contenta de compartir el libro “The Mango Seed Doll” por la autora Karlene J. Froling, autora local de la Florida. Esta es una historia muy bonita y creativa. Me recuerda el árbol de mangó en la casa de mi infancia en Puerto Rico, donde comía muchos mangós. Me encanta como esta historia motiva a los niños a vencer la presión de grupo al educarles a ser cómodos consigo mismos y tratar de no complacer a todos ni ser como los demás. Esta historia también les enseña a los niños a quererse a sí mismos y enfrentarse a los que se burlan de ellos con amor y con buena autoestima.  En esta historia el personaje principal aprende de su familia, se enfrenta a las que se burlan de ella con amor y les enseña que es bueno ser diferente y que sus diferencias las hace bonitas. Al mismo tiempo, me gustó como este libro alienta a los niños a ser creativos y usar su imaginación al crear sus propias muñecas de mangó. Las actividades de la muñeca de semilla de mangó al final del libro sirven de buen complemento al animar a los niños a poner lo que aprendieron en práctica.

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Natalia Sepúlveda, is a bilingual bestseller children’s book author, translator and editor. She holds a master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Natalia currently lives in Orlando with her husband Joseph and two children. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and serving the Lord. She’s the owner of Bilingual Lifestyle Publishing and Co-founder of Panem Project.  She also runs a Bilingual Lifestyle blog, where she shares her bilingual family adventures, book reviews, and bilingual and educational resources.


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