Awards & Reviews

Mom's Choice Award Silver Medal Recipient Book & Audio Book

Tripi Takes Flight, first edition, and Tripi Visits France, second edition, are both recipients of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children. -- Mom's Choice Awards (MCA)®

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Audio Book

Tripi Takes Flight is a wonderful story. Faced with a major challenge, Tripi is able to draw upon his many other great skills and abilities and overcome his one lack that threatens to hold him back. Tripi learns there are many ways to do things, and if the obvious way is hindered, we can always find another. The challenges of life are only limited by the inability to see beyond them. Necessity, they say, is the true mother of invention. This story also provides an audio version. - Darleen Wohlfeil, Story Monsters Ink magazine

Cristy Bertini
Editor in Chief, Story Monsters Ink
Dragonfly Book Awards Coordinator

Royal Dragonfly Award Winner 2nd Place Illustrations
 
Royal Dragonfly Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book Ages 5 and younger
 
Royal Dragonfly  Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book Ages 6 and older

REVIEW:

I like this wonderful book for many reasons, but two of them stand out. The first being that we are all different. We all have strengths and weaknesses, areas of acceleration and areas we struggle in. Rising above these obstacles is what defines us. Obstacles are only an opportunity to find another route to achieve our goals, they cannot stop us from reaching our dreams and potential in life. It is okay to be different and it is great to embrace our differences, as they make us unique and who we are.

The second is the power of positivity. We all have it within us and by sharing it with the world, we will stand out because people will see that we rise above obstacles and challenges and come out untarnished and with smile on our face. We must never let life or circumstances determine our outlook and our moods.

This is a story that is filled with charm, written in rhyme so it is fun for all ages and it carries a very positive message that benefits all within ear range. A story they will want to hear time and time again and will also enjoy reading on their own.

Available in hardcover or cd form, there is a selection for all preferences. The version on cd is read with a very welcoming voice tone that you will enjoy listening to and the book is written in an easy to read font and is a good quality book that will last thru many readers.

Great for your child's library, for daycares, preschools or school libraries. Also great to give as a gift to that one who loves to read.

REVIEW:

I like this wonderful book for many reasons, but two of them stand out. The first being that we are all different. We all have strengths and weaknesses, areas of acceleration and areas we struggle in. Rising above these obstacles is what defines us. Obstacles are only an opportunity to find another route to achieve our goals, they cannot stop us from reaching our dreams and potential in life. It is okay to be different and it is great to embrace our differences, as they make us unique and who we are.

The second is the power of positivity. We all have it within us and by sharing it with the world, we will stand out because people will see that we rise above obstacles and challenges and come out untarnished and with smile on our face. We must never let life or circumstances determine our outlook and our moods.

This is a story that is filled with charm, written in rhyme so it is fun for all ages and it carries a very positive message that benefits all within ear range. A story they will want to hear time and time again and will also enjoy reading on their own.

Available in hardcover or cd form, there is a selection for all preferences. The version on cd is read with a very welcoming voice tone that you will enjoy listening to and the book is written in an easy to read font and is a good quality book that will last thru many readers.

Great for your child's library, for daycares, preschools or school libraries. Also great to give as a gift to that one who loves to read.

HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL HONORS

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

The Hollywood Book Review, awards Tripi Takes Flight an Honorable Mention at the 2017 annual book fair event!

 

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Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen for Readers' Favorite

Tripi Takes Flight (The Amazing Adventures of Tripi the Fly) by Lori London is an enjoyable picture book that follows a young fly named Tripi. Tripi is very talented. He can talk, read, write, sing and dance, as well as other things, but Tripi can't fly. He goes to the library and finds a book about places to visit, like the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, and he decides that he wants to see them. But how will Tripi see those landmarks if he can't fly?

I really enjoyed reading Tripi Takes Flight by Lori London. Tripi is a very likeable character, because he finds a solution to his problem. I liked that the book mentions many famous things to see, like Mount Rushmore, the leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Golden Gate Bridge, as well the Northern Lights. The illustrations by Heather Bonnstetter are bold and colorful and very well drawn. The illustrations of Tripi are very adorable, and the illustrations of the famous landmarks really look accurate. The book is inspiring, because Tripi doesn't let the fact that he can't fly get him down, and shows that just because we can't do one thing doesn't mean we can't do anything. The book is relatable, because many people have seen the landmarks mentioned in the book. Children will enjoy reading this book over and over again, because the story has rhythm, and the illustrations are very colourful. I would recommend Tripi Takes Flight by Lori London to all young readers.

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Tripi is an amazing children's book September 17, 2016
Tripi is an amazing children's book, but actually for all ages. It's fun and it so exciting to travel with Tripi. Lori London who has with great imagination, put such a wonderful story together and has shown how creative Tripi can be in his travels. I just loved the book and looking forward to Book II....Thanks Lori for such a fun story!

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Alyssa Elmore reviewed Tripi Takes Flight: The Amazing Adventures Of Tripi The Fly for Readers' Favorite

Tripi Takes Flight (The Amazing Adventures of Tripi The Fly) by Lori London is an adorable children's story about a little fly that is talented in many things, except the most important; he can't seem to figure out how to fly. Yes, little Tripi can talk, sing, and dance. He can even read. But the poor little fly can't master flying. He has tried so many times, and in different ways, but he can't do anything more than hop, flap, and fall! How is a fly that cannot fly to go on the many adventures that Tripi dreams of going on? How can he see the many places and fascinating lands that he has read about if he cannot make his wings work? Tripi decides to go to the library to read and finds something so great, so exciting that he can hardly contain himself. He has found his answer! Will Tripi, at last, learn how to fly? Or will he learn that he doesn't necessarily need his wings to explore the world?

Tripi Takes Flight (The Amazing Adventures of Tripi The Fly) by Lori London is a cute young children's audio book. The message is clear and the character, Tripi, is always optimistic. I loved the story! I just wish it was longer. I got quite attached to Tripi, and I wanted to see the world from his view. He may be a little fly, but he has big dreams. This book is great for teaching children that although one may not be able to master a skill in one area, if they stay positive and look at their other talents and abilities, they can still make their dreams come true. The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the little fly to life, and her reading was rhythmic and could easily be soothing to the over-stimulated child. This is a great audio book for children.

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Mamta Madhavan reviewed Tripi Visits France: The Amazing Adventures of Tripi The Fly for Readers' Favorite

Tripi Visits France: The Amazing Adventures of Tripi The Fly by Lori London is a whimsical tale in which readers see Tripi the fly taking a transatlantic flight from Chicago to Paris. Tripi always longs for new adventures and he likes to see new sights, meet people, and go places. Tripi is different for a fly. He can read, talk, write, dance, and sing. Tripi reaches Paris and he is a French fly now. Tripi visits different places in Paris and tries out different types of food. Tripi had read about buses, boats, and trains in the Great Book and he takes a bus ride across the French countryside. The beauty of the South of France fascinates him and he sees grapes growing everywhere there. He takes a boat ride on the legendary Seine and makes friends with a poodle named Pierre. Let us read the book to find out about all the places Tripi visits in France and his adventures there.

The story is exciting and adventurous and will encourage children to travel and discover new places. The book sheds light on the places of interest in France in a fun way. I loved the French-speaking poodle in Paris and the flying grapes in the South of France. The illustrations are as magical as Tripi’s adventures and make it captivating for readers. I like the author’s approach of introducing readers to the sights and sounds of Paris and France. It’s unique and different from the usual travel books children read. Tripi is planning to go to London next. Well, I can’t wait to accompany him and I am sure all young readers must be eager to go with him, just like me!

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Alyssa Elmore reviewed Tripi Visits France: The Amazing Adventures of Tripi The Fly for Readers' Favorite

Join an adventurous little fly in the educational children's book, Tripi Visits France by Lori London. Tripi is a fly with a problem; he can't fly! Being a tenacious fly, Tripi discovers how to travel without the use of his wings. Tripi loves adventures and visiting new places, so it is no surprise when he announces that he is visiting France. First, he must board a plane to France; then he is off to a new country! When his plane lands, Tripi is excited to speak to the flight attendant in French. Off to explore the wonders of France, Tripi discovers a mind-boggling assortment of delicious foods at a Parisian café. Then he visits the Eiffel Tower, imagining that he was around when it was built. After a trip to the Louvre, Tripi decides to tour one of the Seven Wonders of The World. Only, where will this Wonder take Tripi? Is he ready for another adventure to another country?

Discover the beauty and wonder of France from a fly's perspective in the adorable audiobook, Tripi Visits France by Lori London. In the last book, Tripi Takes Flight, our little fly friend discovered that he could still travel without the use of his wings. Now, Tripi is off to explore the many exciting landmarks that France has to offer. Children will enjoy learning fascinating facts about the Arc de Triumph, the Eiffel Tower, Lady Liberty's twin sister, and the Louvre. They will follow Tripi through street cafés, down the Seine, and under the ocean in the Chunnel. A fun, engaging tale ripe with educational value, this book is sure to entertain young children and early readers. Narrated by the author, this book is a fun and engaging way to introduce problem-solving and geography to kids.