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Children’s Fiction: Hortense and the Shadow – Natalia and Lauren O’Hara – 4* Review

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Hortense is a kind and brave girl, but she is sad–even angry–that her shadow follows her everywhere she goes. She hates her shadow and thinks her shadow must hate her too. But one cold, dark night, when bandits surprise her in the woods, Hortense discovers that her shadow is the very thing she needs most.

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My Thoughts…

A beautifully illustrated picture storybook about a young girl who dislikes her shadow and what happens when it runs away from her.
The setting for this story is a fairytale, and there are dark elements, but good triumphs and Hortense learns valuable lessons of self-discovery, A good story for the age group.
I received a copy of this story from Penguin Random House UK Children’s Puffin via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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4* Review Emily Rose’s Day at the Farm Simone Da Costa

Emily-Rose's Day at The FarmEmily Roses Day at the Farm is a fun children’s book with bright pictures. Reading this book will help young children learn about respecting animals.

Emily thinks Grammie is being selfish not letting her feed the animals. When Grammie allows Emily to feed the animals by herself she learns about valuing the experience of older members of the family. The story describes animal behaviour and how much work is involved with looking after rambunctious farm creatures.

 A word search and match game is provided at the end of the book which reinforce the book’s message.

 I would have enjoyed reading this book to my children when they were young.

I received an arc from the author in exchange for an honest review. As a reviewer it is easier to review if the illustrations are part of the arc.

Emily-Rose’s Day at The Farm by Simone DaCosta

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Emily-Rose's Day at The Farm

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