By Marti Dumas
From the back cover
GIANT AFRO. EVEN BIGGER BRAIN.
Jaden Toussaint is a five year-old who knows it all I mean, really knows it all. Animal Science. Great Debater. Master of the art of ninja dancing. There’s nothing Jaden Toussaint can’t do. The only problems is that grown-ups keep trying to convince him that, even though he’s really smart, he doesn’t know EVERYTHING. The thing is…he kind of does.
This time our hero must use all his super-powered brain power to convince the grown-ups that he needs more screen time.
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest. Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time is the first book in the Jaden Toussaint series. This is a very nice story starring a five-year-old with an Afro. His whole family loves to read and he loves to go on adventures. He never gives up on his dreams and knows exactly how to achieve his goals. Children up to 8 years old would find this book entertaining and inspirational.
In a gist…
Degradation of Family/Islamic Values
A quick mention that Jaden’s sister likes to read books on Greek gods.
Jaden is a smart five-year-old who is discovering life. In this first book of the series he discovers the fascination of screen time and becomes adamant on gaining permission from his parents to use the computer/TV/or phone. The book mentions different things that he learned while on his father’s phone for the first time. He works on different plans until he gains his parents’ respect and permission for some monitored screen time along the way.
Children and parents alike would find Jaden’s persistence, scientific observation, and data collection both, appealing and inspirational. Children would easily relate to Jaden’s character and his cute charisma.