Release Date: 6th October 2020
Told in rhyming verse, this is the touching true story of an oil-soaked penguin, the man who rescues him and an unlikely friendship.
The story is a heartwarming tale of friendship and empathy that rolls off the tongue when being read aloud. It would be appealing to children of all ages (my penguin obsessed nine-year-old enjoyed it) but it is aimed at a younger audience. The illustrations are sweet and hazy like a dream and the book conveys a non-preachy environmental message which I wholeheartedly endorse.
AAAlligator! by Judith Henderson
The story is that of a little boy and an alligator. It's a tale of friendship, of overcoming preconceived notions/prejudices and coming together as a community.
It's clever, fun and completely engaging. The illustrations are wonderful and the themes are painfully relevant to what's going on in the world today. I highly recommend it! Kids of all ages would be able to find something to love about this story but it's probably targeted at those who are 6/7 or younger.
Snow Song by A. K. Riley (Illustrated by Dawn Lo)
An enchanting story told in rhythmic free verse of a young girl exploring the world on a wintry, snow-filled day.
*All books were review copies received via NetGalley *