Sunday, 31 March 2013

Sidney, Stella and the Moon by Emma Yarlett (Children's, Picture Book, 9.5/10)

March 2013, Templar
32 pages, Hardback
Review copy 

 Siblings, learning to share, fighting, bickering, personal boundaries clearly defined between the siblins, toys fought over, major big oops moment, guilt trips, genius idea, pulling together, temporary truce, problem solved (but reaction of other characters not documented which was annoying since everyone had missed the moon so much)

 Lots of laughs and a few gasps of shock 

Summary from Templar 
Sidney and Stella do everything together… except share!

This debut picture book is a tour-de-force of the imagination by exciting new talent Emma Yarlett. Twins Sidney and Stella love doing everything together… everything except sharing. When a quarrel over a bouncy ball spells moon-sized disaster, the twins must face their biggest ever challenge: working together to find a new moon!

Nayuleska's thoughts 
It's the smaller details in the book such as the realistic line drawn in their bedroom, dividing up their personal boundries which made me laugh even more at these squabbling siblings.

You can find out more on Emma's website

Suggested read
For a book about two friends who fight and have to work things out check out Ribbit, Rabbit by Candace Ryan & Mike Lowery

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