All of our kbc members and their childoos are huge fans of Bloomsbury books. They are books with heart, they gently address issues from worries to tantrums to fibbing. They make us laugh and cry. They feel like a warm hug from a trusted friend.
The brilliance with which the author engages the youngest of the readers combined with the wonderful illustrations in the book make this a fantastic read. The story had my child hooked right from the first page, with the awesome shopping list illustrations.
The book talks about how all the animals visit the water hole and how they leave the place because the water hole dries up. When it rains, the water hole is filled up again and the animals come back. The illustrations are beautifully painted like real scenes from a jungle.
Not only is the book a fun and light read, it has a beautiful message on how life comes to a full circle with the little girl growing up and making paper dolls with her own little girl.
In a world full of stereotyping, I am always on the look out for books that teach children acceptance. This book, ‘The Lion Who Wanted to Love’ by Giles Andreae does exactly that.
Title – Here We Are and What We’ll Build Author – Oliver Jeffers Type – Hardcover Age group – 2 – 6 years Here We Are and What We’ll Build by Oliver Jeffers I’m reviewing…Continue Reading