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Peanut Goes for the Gold

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Super-positive hamster sets goal, delivers in upbeat tale.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Great Book Very Impressed Has Positivity For Preschoolers

This Book Teaches Kids ABCS Has The Abc Song In It Has Other Educational Songs For Preschoolers Peanut Lost In The Race But He Didn’t Give Up He Tried Again He Didn’t Shout Out “I DID IT! NO ONE ELSE IS BETTER THAN ME!” Even Though He Won He Was Still Happy For Others Who Won He Wasn’t Just Happy For Himself This Book Is Musical Has Multiple Songs Like “The ABC Song” “I Was Working On The Railroad” “Old McDonald Had A Farm” “The Number Song” You Can Read It Now On Apple Books Or Buy It

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This upbeat story shows a kid hamster driven to achieve greatness, willing to work hard to get there, and appreciating the help of loved ones along the way. Peanut Goes for the Gold is a super-positive story that highlights nonbinary gender identity by the use of the pronoun "they" in references to Peanut. Peanut's enthusiasm, determination, and pure joy is inspiring, and Gillian Reid's illustrations capture Peanut's exuberant spirit. It's a fresh take on the know-who-you-are and follow-your-dream themes that's downright irresistible.

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