Wednesday 31 May 2023

Review: Help Me Reader by J W Hurcomb & Jason Pacliwan (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

Who could refuse helping such a cute little bear?
 July 2022, Independently published, Paperback and Ebook, Review copy 

 Book Summary

Help me Reader is an interactive children’s book full of fun! Salsa is lost and needs your help to find her way home.

Nayu's thoughts 

I was curious how a book could be interactive and how it's done is both clever and fun Salsa asks for help finding her way through various mazes, sometimes objects need to be counted too. I knew from the start it's an exciting read when the reader is asked to touch Salsa to say hello. The soft coloured illustrations are in a cozy vibe style which helps because the setting is night and darkness can seem a scary time. 

 Despite there being quite a few mazes within the tale they never felt repetitive and are not too hard to solve either. Salsa's journey home definitely takes unexpected turns and the warm welcome makes any fear she feels worthwhile. Feel the engaging nature of the book will encourage it to be reread multiple times. 

Suggested read 

For another night themed tale check out Daddy I Can't Sleep by Alan Durant and Judi Abbot (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)


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