Dessi and Ky Go Poof by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

“This book was such a cute and fun adventure!”

Review by Rayleigh Setser

On a blustery and wet May day in Chicago, Dessi and Ky get transported to a tropical island where wicked pirates have turned the islanders into birds.

Now it’s up to them to work together, defeat the pirates, locate a treasure, and find their way home again—with a little help from a magical crayon.

Release Date: 5/30/23

Genre: Children’s

Pages: 78

I received a copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own, and I am writing a voluntary review.

This book was such a cute and fun adventure! 

I loved how Dessi and Ky had to learn how to be a team and share ideas in order to accomplish their task. They bickered, but they ultimately learned how to rely on each other's strengths in order to get back home. The adventure is also very unique and very supportive of imaginative thinking. Educational aspects include a couple of dinosaur names (with pronunciation guides) and a few Spanish words and phrases (with a definition guide as well as a pronunciation guide).

Overall, Dessi and Ky Go Poof is great for early readers (8-10 years old) and a great intro to chapter books!

I received this book from the author for free. All comments and opinions are entirely my own and this review is voluntary. 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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