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can be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries

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The book, like the author’s other books, is educational and informative and the meanings of the difficult words at the bottom of the pages help kids learn new words and improve their vocabulary. The illustrations are bright and colorful and breathe life into the characters and scenes, making them come alive to young readers. It’s a good story that can be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries, and parents and grandparents can use it as a bedtime storybook to read out to their kids and grandkids. The characters of Hamilton Troll, Elwood Woodpecker, Baxter, and Boswell are adorable and memorable and kids will love them. Books like this with a good story and informative and educational content are perfect for children to help them grow in many ways.

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Mamta

The narrative of rhyme is sophisticated, child oriented and has good rhythm.

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I found this a delightful tale of a troll who meets a new friend and learns a lesson in how to get over his fears. He is also given practical advice on how to protect his home in a storm and how to transplant a plant carefully. The Illustrations are beautifully done and the colours are not garish or too bright, which I have found in a lot of modern children’s books. However the best bit about this book is the narrative of rhyme which is sophisticated, child oriented and has good rhythm. I can imagine reading this to my granddaughter at quite a pace, and keeping her interest with the words and the fine detail in the pictures. A very good book for children. – Janette

Janette

Barney Bee is my favorite story so far!

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I can relate to his eating problem, I love his spunky personality and the dedication to the Texas Wildflowers is an excellent touch! Thank you for writing such educational content. ~ June C.

The story is educational, informative, and is also a fun read

hamilton troll books kathleen j shields author

The story is educational, informative, and is also a fun read. The illustrations are lively and colorful and they bring the author’s words and characters to life, enabling young readers to connect well with the contents in the book. It’s a good bedtime storybook and is also ideal for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. Children learn the names of flowers through this story and this book will also enhance their vocabulary and teach them new things. The friendship between Hamilton Troll and Barney Bee is palpable, making their characters adorable to readers. Stories with a concept, educational and informative content, and messages are always good for child readers as it is easy for them to understand the concept and message when conveyed with the help of a story and illustrations.

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Mamta

Great stories appeal to multiple generations and this one has.

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This is a wonderful book. Great stories appeal to multiple generations and this one has. Kathleen Shields has let us all remember the magical time in our lives when our mystical friends reminded us of their ever present love and protection. ~ John A.

John A.

Hamilton Troll is inspiring.

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I read the Hamilton Troll series and found them to be inspiring. I particularly like the illustrations and how Kathleen chose to use some complex words for young readers but ensured to include a caption explaining terms in young readers terms. ~ Kathy U.

Kathy U.

The Hamilton Troll books are beautiful in every way:

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Meaningful content and colorful, original illustrations. I purchased the series plus Dandy Lion for my four great nephews and my great niece. When I read Hamilton Troll Meets Chatterton Squirrel to the pre-school boys, they loved the artwork. The rhyme appealed to the lower elementary boys who are still mastering sound/symbol relationships. Hamilton’s simple life lessons are important and easy for all young children to understand and are presented in a manner subtle enough to invite adult-child conversation after reading the book. My great niece, an advanced reader in third grade, picked up Dandy Lion on her own and read it cover to cover. From a great aunt’s point of view, I am happy to see sweet characters in books as opposed to the smart-mouthed characters so prevalent in today’s television, movies, and many books. Kudos to Kathleen and her illustrators! – Jan B.

Jan B.

He has not put it down since he got it.

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Our little Logan loved the book. He has taken it to school, 3 years old, school. He has not put it down since he got it . He loves the little characters. His sister and I have been reading it to him every night. He can’t wait for the other books! ~ Annette T. & Kelly T.

Annette & Kelly

give a person a second chance

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Hamilton Troll meets Rudy Rat teaches children that, no matter what, they should always give a person a second chance. Rudy Rat was lost and didn’t know how to make friends on his own, so he pushed everyone away by being a bully. This children’s story was an easy read and the moral of the story was very good. The colorful pictures made the story easy to follow because in the beginning you could actually see the fear in Rosa Raccoon’s eyes. Children should be encouraged to be friends with everyone, and learn to resolve issues in a good way with people they come in contact with on a regular basis.

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Tiffany

Charmingly illustrated narrative verse series for preschoolers

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Children age 4 and up will enjoy learning about bees with Hamilton, and games like searching for Pink Light Sprite in the colorful illustrations will help keep reader interest high. The wildflower illustrations are authentic, while the characters of Hamilton and Barney are imaginatively presented against a natural wild prairie background. – Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review

Delightful!

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I have read your latest book about Hamilton and his friend Skeeter the Skunk, and find it delightful. I kept wondering how on earth you were going to pull it off. How could a skunk not smell? All kids know they stink, but then you handled it beautifully, even making the little fella socially acceptable!! ~ Mary Ann K.

Mary Ann K.

a good story that encourages children to learn about new things

hamilton troll books kathleen j shields author

Kathleen Shields did a good job in providing details about dinosaurs and how they existed so many millions of years ago. Hamilton Troll’s curiosity was a great way to draw in children because of their natural need for answers about things they have never experienced. Although it was a short children’s story, it gave a lot of valuable information about dinosaurs and the prehistoric era. It is easy to understand and read to small children. It is a good story that encourages children to learn about new things and ask questions about things they may not understand. The illustrations, which were done by Leigh Klug and Carol Bryant, helped make the story interesting because the pictures did a good job at reinforcing the plot. Overall, this is a very good story!

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Tiffany

An adorable little troll with a sensitive side

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An adorable little troll with a sensitive side who does good deeds for others. That is not what people think of trolls. Kathleen Shields, puts heart and takes out toughness from her endearing character, Hamilton Troll. This story will be loved by young children and will not frighten them. I think there should be more books like this.  ~ Janice

Janice

I laughed myself silly

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I just recently read this story and laughed myself silly. He ate so many sweets he couldn’t fly! How many of us have felt that way before? Kathleen has carefully crafted the dreaded E-word (exercise) into a story children won’t mind reading. ~ Nan

Nan

I love the story and the illustrations are great.

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I had a chance to read this book at a friend’s house and I have ordered copies for my young nieces. I love the story and the illustrations are great. You will fall in love with this Troll. Can’t wait for the next in series. ~ Christi

Endorsed by a school tutor

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I am a tutor for our school district here in Lubbock, TX. I will be sure to take this book along to read with my Pre-K and Kindergarten students in the Fall. ~ Kelly T.

Kelly T.

Children will fall in love with the charming Fiona

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The story is adorable and children are introduced to a lot of delightful creatures. The illustrations are lively and vivid; they breathe life into the scenes and characters, and give a good pace and movement to the story. It’s a good bedtime storybook for children and can also be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The book teaches kids new vocabulary in a fun way. Children will fall in love with the charming Fiona and, like the animals in the story, will want her to come back soon.

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Mamta

The story conveys important life lessons

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The story conveys important life lessons to young readers which are useful and helpful in their day-to-day lives. The illustrations are bright and colorful and they breathe life into the characters and the scenes, making them vivid. The two main characters, Hamilton and Starlit, are real and relatable and readers can connect well with their emotions. It’s an excellent bedtime storybook and can be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. Reading this book also enhances the vocabulary of young readers as it teaches them new words.

Books like this are always good for children as they understand the concept, message, and thought with clarity when these are expressed via a story and illustrations. I would recommend having this book in one’s personal collection as the story can be read again and again.

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Mamta

First class educational entertainment for children age 4 and up.

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“Hamilton Troll enjoys playing stick-and nut-games with his forest friends, but when Skeeter Skunk wants to join in the game, stinky problems arise. The forest friends do not hold Skeeter to blame for his unconscious defensive behavior of releasing a stinky spray when he is surprised, and they try every possible solution to help him control his spray they can imagine. In the end, Skeeter Skunk is so impressed by their acceptance of him that he grows into an ability to control his spray. Told in rhyme, with hint vocabulary definitions on select pages, “Hamilton Troll Meets Skeeter Skunk” is first class educational entertainment for children age 4 and up. The bright and breezy color illustrations make the story come alive.  – Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review

Hamilton Troll will charm the hearts of readers young and old.

hamilton troll books kathleen j shields author

Kathleen J. Shields has succeeded in creating an adorable character named Hamilton Troll who will charm the hearts of readers young and old. “Hamilton Troll Meets Pink Light Sprite” will not only capture your child’s imagination, it will also teach them to be brave like Hamilton when facing their problems. This whimsical, rhythmic tale is further enhanced by the vivid illustrations of Leigh A. Klug. Leigh’s artistic background and creativity have come together to bring the creatures of Hamilton Woods to life. This busy mother of two appreciates the chance to rediscover childlike wonder in the delightful story of “Hamilton Troll Meets Pink Light Sprite” and looks forward to meeting more of Hamilton’s friends and joining them on their adventures. ~ Stefanie D.

An incredibly fun, non-violent story

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Kathleen has shown that for a children’s story to be interesting it doesn’t have to have violence in it. Our children see enough violence every day in the news. They need an escape from all that and this author has provided just that in her book. It lets children be children again and allows a safe place to explore and learn. Thank you Kathleen! My grandchildren will love it! ~ Janice

Janice

Skeeter is so adorable!

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My heart went out to him when he sat there crying, embarrassed because he had sprayed everyone. But then when everyone came together to help him my heart just soared! You go Skeeter! ~ April

April

Hamilton captured her imagination as she read and re-read the story aloud

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I bought this book for my 8 year old granddaughter – a reluctant reader. I was happily surprised by her reaction. Hamilton captured her imagination as she read and re-read the story aloud, pointing out to me the definition of “transplant” inserted at the bottom of one page. She’s anxiously waiting on the next adventure. ~ Janeil A.

Janeil A.

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