Thursday, 28 August 2014

Found by Salina Yoon

My Review

Found is a very heart-felt and heart-warming tale full of friendship and doing the right thing. I think I quite possibly loved this a little more than an adult should....

Bear is such a lovely fellow, who stumbles upon a lost bunny while out on his travels. Being such a great guy, he makes it his mission to reunite the poor bunny with it's owner - who Bear is sure must be very sad!

He makes posters and searches high and low. Not having any luck, Bear lets himself have a fun filled day with the bunny he's come to love so much. Bear learns that doing the right thing isn't always the easiest.

We are huge fans of Salina Yoon's big blocky illustrations. They really are rather marvellous and Bear really is super duper cute.

Found proves the point that one man's trash is another man's treasure and our hearts just burst with happiness at Bear's happy ending. A really really beautiful story - we simply adored it!

5 / 5 Stars

*Special thanks to Bloomsbury for the review copy*

Monday, 25 August 2014

Specs for Rex by Yasmeen Ismail

My Review

Specs for Rex couldn't have arrived at a more perfect time for us. My little lady got her very first pair of glasses on the very same it really was meant to be!

Rex is such a cool dude, who has just gotten a new pair of glasses. But the glassed are big and round...and red. So, they stick out for everyone to see. Rex doesn't want everyone at school to see his he hides the funniest of places!

Turns out, having super cool glasses isn't such a bad thing when they help earn him a gold star. Even his friends fancy a pair themselves.

The illustrations are made up of big bold brush strokes of striking colour and we just didn't know what to feast our eyes upon first.

Specs for Rex is a super fun story with the most amazing positive message to reassure little glasses wearing folks everywhere. We heartily recommend!

5 / 5 stars

*Special thanks to Bloomsbury for the review copy*