Saturday, 28 September 2013

Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark (Children's, Picture book, 10/10E)

 April 2013, Harper Collins Children's Books, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Themes: first day at school, getting school supplies, dealing with nerves, compassionate teacher, playing with new friends, painting, colouring, leaving something behind, what toys get up to without humans, incredible artwork,

Content: lots to smile about

Lily and Blue Kangaroo - a friendship forever! The eighth title in this hugely popular series featuring Lily and her loveable soft toy sees the inseparable duo starting at a new school with surprising results.

When Lily starts at a new school she asks Blue Kangaroo to come too. Lily thinks Blue Kangaroo is worried about going but, secretly, he can’t wait to explore and try new things – which is just as well, because the fun lasts even longer than he expected…

Nayuleska's thoughts 
You can see from the cover how much fun Lily has with Blue Kangaroo. This is the first book I've read of the duo. I loved how everything that Lily had Blue Kangaroo had too. Lily is able to channel her nerves through her favourite toy, and understandable gets anxious when she leaves him behind. Lily loves her cat as much as I did because she paints it in class. I loved the bright colours, especially the vast array of patterns on everyone's clothes. The positive vibe is bouncing off the page - as her family explain, Lily and Blue Kangaroo have nothing to be worried about.

Hop over to Emma's website to find out more about Blue Kangeroo & her other books! 

Suggested read
Another tale about starting school is Welcome to Alien School by Caryl Heart & Ed Eaves (Children's, Picture book, 10/10)

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