Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Soso and the Kako Leaf by Bella Disu - Book Tour & Review

Book Details:

Book Title:  Soso and The Kako Leaf by Bella Disu
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 6-12),  78 pages
Genre:  Children's Book
Publisher:  The Good Work Company
Release date:   June 19, 2022
Content Rating:  G. Children's Book.
Book Description:

Follow the life of young Soso as she encounters mysteries and unearths traditions that have existed long before she was born.Be part of her adventures as she gains confidence, self-esteem, and an understanding of her deep cultural heritage.
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My Review
Soso and the Kako Leaf is a beautifully illustrated children's book full of adventure and magic. It's a story young readers will want to come back to again and again. 
The story follows Soso, a young girl who is celebrating her ninth birthday on September 9th. But before her party starts, her brother has to go to football practice. While waiting for him to finish, Soso goes to spend some times in the garden nearby. She sees a strange looking flower, and after a little more exploration, Soso ends up lost. She hears people speaking, so she follows the sound and discovers an underground community that claims she is their long-lost princess. But to reclaim her title, she must defeat the woman who claimed it for her own. Will she become the princess? And will she ever make it back home in time for her birthday party?
This is a lovely story. It's got mystery, magic, and adventure, and young readers will love the stunning illustrations that really bring Soso's journey to life. I feel it's also a relatable story, especially for younger readers who may imagine themselves wandering off into magical lands and becoming princesses (or princes). It's a fun and exciting thought. 
I also like that it's a good way to introduce young readers to a new culture. To teach them about how people all over the world may look different or speak different languages, but we're all still human, with big hopes and dreams (and imaginations).
I would definitely recommend this story to parents and teachers of young kids. It's delightful and will appeal to everyone.
5 stars!

Meet the Author:

​Bella Disu is a mother of two wonderful children. She is an enthusiastic lover of art as well as an avid reader. From a young age, she has been enamoured with rich cultural folktales. Now, she channels her love for art and her passion for reading into writing stories. Her stories use new forms to pass on the tales she heard growing up to the next generation.

Bella is also a renowned business leader who is committed to corporate governance and business innovation. In December 2019, she became the youngest ever recipient of the French National Honor - Chevalier dans L'ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of her efforts at promoting French culture in Nigeria.
She is married and lives in Lagos, Nigeria, with her family.
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