With such a wacky title, it’s hard not to be intrigued. Parents will soon realize that this is a children’s book with a unique way of delivering a good message to kids all over, done in a quirky, fun way that may even inspire a few kids to try for world peace on their own.
Paulie is just a kid. Seven, in fact. Yes, the title character is a kid who may not be perfect, after all, he’s always getting picked last for sports, cannot figure out the proper way to whistle, and for some reason, just cannot get his socks to match. But by golly, he’s going to get world peace before he’s eight, and that’s final!
He does everything he can, starting off with plenty of small things such as being nice to animals, trees, and even his sister. He helps out his friends, sings aloud, and even figures out a way to turn a cupcake into something more than just a tasty treat with icing on top. Indeed, if anyone were to ever make peace happen throughout every nation, Paulie’s the kid to do it.
Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace is a great read, all thanks to James Proimos. His wacky hair and excitable personality all come together in a way that will make kids giggle and demand more. He has an almost cartoonish appearance that will draw smiles from readers as they follow him around school and his house, doing all sorts of things in his goals to obtain world peace.
While other stories concerning being kind to others and encouraging peacefulness can be a little heavier, more obvious, or even pushy, Proimos has a simple approach that any kid can relate to. All it takes is a little effort and being nice and good things will follow. Some kids may just enjoy the story whereas others may decide to take Paulie’s ideas more seriously and try to do a few good things on their own.
Aimed at children ages 4 to 8, it’s a book that will often be off the shelf and in the hands of readers, parents and kids alike.