Regan W.H. Macaulay
Mirror World Publishing (2019)
Reviewed by Lydia Dehning (age 6) for Reader Views Kids (11/19)
“Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese” by Regan W.H. Macaulay is about a cat named Beverlee Beaz who has an active imagination. Beverlee gets out of the house and starts walking. She sees the trees and the running water, then she sees a butterfly. The butterfly turns into a parrot from the Amazon rainforest! Then Beverlee sees a rabbit under a bush, and it becomes a kangaroo that she chases around. Beverlee trips and lands in the pond where she sees a frog. The frog then becomes a Komodo dragon! I really like Komodo dragons, so this one was fun to see in the book. Then Beverlee bumps into a beehive and the bees start chasing her, but they turn into hungry Pterodactyls! Last, she sees a unicorn standing in front of her, and it kind of scares her with its horn so long. After the unicorn helps Beverlee out of trouble, she realizes that it’s not so bad, or a unicorn, after all. Beverlee had a fun but busy day with her imagination.
This was a fun book to read because of all of the interesting animals that Beverlee imagined. I liked all of the animals, and I liked how Beverlee was able to know that the animals weren’t really scary ones like she imaged them to be, but instead they were less scary. I think kids of all ages will like this book – I did, and my three-year-old brother did too."
A Note from Mom: "This is a very cute book about how your imagination can become very realistic. It is good that the author was able to show Beverlee understanding that it was just her imagination while allowing her to have fun at the times her imagination was taking over, as well. I agree with Lydia that this is a book for any age with the imaginative choice of animals, and the beautifully drawn pictures to look at."