Monday, September 14, 2020

Lola Koala’s Travel Adventures by Dr. Tinita Ortega Kearney [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts:
This is a sweet  educational tool to use with young children to teach them how to think through and answer the "Who, What, Where," and "Yes," "No" questions. In order to do this the cute Lola Koala prepares for a trip by packing and then as she journeys the reader is asked these staple questions.

The answers are hidden beneath flaps that the child can lift to see and also to find numbered clues as to Lola's trip destination.

A well done book and I am certain speech pathologists and therapists of children with special educational needs will readily be able to use. But it is also useful for any child to learn the process of knowing and giving an answer to these basic questions.

The book is a bit "wordy" and the book's target audience is ages 2 to 6. So younger children might be bored unless skillfully directed by the adult reading the story to them.

Purchase it here

Websites to explore:
  • Websites: 
  • FaceBook: @lolakoalaexplorer 
  • InstaGram: @dr.t_slp
About the author:  Dr. Tinita Kearney (Dr. T) is a speech pathologist who wants to empower kids and their parents by teaching foundational language skills in a way that is fun and interactive. With the first book in her new lift-the-flap Lola Koala Travel Adventures series, Dr. T and Lola Koala teach kids to answer WHO, WHAT, WHERE and YES/NO questions. Kids will be delighted and enchanted as they help Lola pack her suitcase and find clues to mystery destinations. Mastering critical language skills is important to target early because these particular skills are needed to functionally engage in conversation, demonstrate basic knowledge, and meet the Common Core standards of kindergarten and beyond.

Begins September 14
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's prize is provided and sent directly to the winner by publisher, publicist, or author. 


  1. I would love to share this with my young nephew. His mom always traveled when she was young and he will also.
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  2. this book would go to my great niece. I have been getting her book since before she was born. Last week she asked her mother for a book for her birthday

  3. I like the tips the website provides. Asking questions of toddlers on something you are reading to them is a fantastic stage for developing critical reading skills. I would share this book with my two youngest grandchildren.

  4. I'm so very glad to hear that many of you are interested in the book and can connect with my vision for it! I am SUPER excited about it and hope that the children in your lives love my Lola Koala as much as I do! Please feel free to keep up with Lola via my site, which I'm always updating with free resources, activities and games! Thanks SO much again!
    - Dr. Kearney


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