by Mary E Miller & Linda Woo
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 6 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 26 Apr 2022
Ninewise Publishing, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
An engaging story of resilience and empathy. Ava's Triumph tells the story of a young artist overcoming an unfortunate mishap. Heartbroken, Ava pushes herself to overcome the setback with dignity and hard work. Ava's final painting is a triumph of her own, celebrated by the heart-warming support of her community. Every item in the elaborate photo scene illustrations in this book was hand made by mixed media artist and co-creator, Mary E. Miller. What started as two friends' passion project turned into a true visual masterpiece that can be explored and enjoyed by all.
Average rating from 32 members
Our whole family loved this story! My kids were cheering Ava on, it was fun to celebrate her in the end of the story. After reading we had great conversations about supporting one another and the power of a community.
What an adorable children's book! I found the pictures so cute and the story was well written. Looking forward to when it releases so I can buy it for my nephew!
This is a super simple book with a great message for children. The inclusion of bunnies as the characters makes me think that beginner readers would be enthralled with this story, plus the cute photos throughout. The content is easy and perfect for a child who's just learning to read. The story itself teaches kids that accidents happen, but sometimes those accidents can be turned into the best situation as long as you have the right attitude. This is definitely a book to read your kids.
Absolutely loved this story and illustrations!! It was colorful and engaging without being overwhelming. Ava's Triumph explores a universal problem young children encounter through the eyes of a little bunny. This book is unique in that it validates the emotions, before moving on to the solution. Highly recommend!!!
Ava's Triumph is a simple story about overcoming obstacles told in a very unique way. I really liked the pictures because they were actual photos of the bunnies arranged to tell the story. My favorite picture was the one of Ava standing in front of her completed painting. Definitely a very cute story.
What an absolutely adorable picture book about a sweet little bunny artist who turns a mistake into a work of art.
I loved the pictures, seeing those adorable little cloth bunnies, seeing the little magical world was so wonderful. Wonderful. I think any child's imagination would be quickly caught by such a sweet idea.
The story itself was excellent as well, a sweet little baby bunny is painting in the park. Winter painting gets knocked over and messed up by a rogue soccer ball. She goes home upset but then realizes that she can make the best of it, and ends up turning it into her best painting yet using the mistakes that the friends accidentally made.
I think this book would be perfect for any child who loves bunnies, who loves the idea of magical animal worlds, or who is an artist.
This is the most unusual children's book that I've seen, although admittedly, I haven't seen that many since my daughters were that age range. She made a ton of stuffie bunnies and put them all into scenes, which (according to the website and the end of the book) were all handmade. Truly majestic.
I really loved the illustrations of this simple story, a tale of making lemonade out of lemons and persevering when things go wrong. I especially love that the other bunnies apologized to Ava and that Ava’s hurt feelings of disappointment were not brushed over. The simple text teaches children about resiliency without delving into toxic “smile!” positivity so often pushed on littles. Recommend!
This book activates the imagination.
My six yr old daughter and I have loved this book. She was cheering along with Ava's and asking great questions about what she could do to figure out the problem. She also now wants to make her own picture book with her toys and it's been a great jumping off point for her creating her own stories.
Ava the artist is painting at the park when her artwork encounters a serious misfortune. After going home in tears, Ava learns to overcome the adversity and finds happiness and friendship as a result.
This is a sweet little book aimed at young children, all about overcoming adversity, disappointment, and making the best of things. The photographs are beautiful, and a lot of work has been put into creating each and every little creature on the pages. The text is simple enough for beginning readers to follow, and the pages are clean and uncluttered.
It's one I'll read to my kids.
~Many thanks to NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review~
Ava's Triumph is a sweet and engaging story about helping others and forgiveness. The photos are incredible and the story is great.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read and review this title. All opinions and mistakes are my own.
Ava's Triumph was such a sweet book about turning frustrating things into an opportunity for growth. I LOVED the felt rabbits and photography, this was a change from the standard illustrated books.
Thanks to NetGalley for providing a digital review copy of this book.
This is exactly the kind of story I would have loved to look at and read as a child. I loved any book that had rabbits, so this would have been an instant pick up for me when I was little. The story is a simple story of a conflict that comes from an accident at the park.
The book starts with Ava going to the park to paint a picture of some flowers. The picture is ruined when it is hit by a soccer ball by fellow bunnies playing a game. They come to apologize, but Ava is still very upset about paint landing on her painting, and goes home. She goes home and stares at her ruined painting. She starts to feel better as she looks at her other paintings, gets a snack from her family, and thinks about how she can fix the one that is ruined. Ava is determined to make the best of an accident and works and works to fix it.
The next day, the soccer players come by again to apologize for the accident. Ava forgives them and shows them how she changed the accident for the better. It brings to mind Bob Ross's quote of making the best of "happy accidents." This book teaches a good lesson for preschool aged children. The story is simple but charming.
I absolutely adored the pictures in this book. They are photographs of scenes made from felt rabbits in tiny sets. What's not to love? The last page of the book shows a few pictures of the behind the scenes making of the book, which was nice to see the process.
This was a sweet little story about overcoming setbacks and failures to come back stronger and make something beautiful. In this photographed story, Bunny accidentally spills paint on her painting of blue flowers. She feels sad and is comforted, but then goes back and uses the spill to create some carrots. It's a fast read with a great message that I recommend for any parent trying to teach their child that failures are an opportunity.
Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
This is a very sweet book about how even when accidents and bad things happen to you, you have the ability to try and turn it into something good. If you're painting gets ruined, turn it into something else. Are you making a table and it's gone wrong? Turn it into a chair. This is a wonderful book that all kids will love and learn a valuable lesson from.