Review written by Toddle About VIP Club member, Dave Walker.
My first impressions of this book were very good. The size is convenient for putting into a small day bag, and the printing and binding are excellent. The photos are bright and sharp, and the text is very clear.
The book itself is divided into five sections: Introduction, Rain, Wind, Snow and Skills and the coloured corners to the pages allow you to flick to the appropriate section with ease. Continue reading
George the Orphan Crow is a magical story bursting with drama, suspense, love, loss and heroism – the fantastic debut children’s book from author Helen Fox
As a children’s book, George the Orphan Crow has it all
As a children’s book, George the Orphan Crow has it all. It is gripping, fast-paced, wonderfully imaginative and even educational. It makes you smile and laugh, but it doesn’t dodge the serious stuff. It tackles themes as deep as friendship and loyalty, death and loss, war and revenge, and love and forgiveness.
And all the way through, it is a bloomin’ good yarn.
In a way that is reminiscent of classics like Wind in the Willows, Peter Rabbit and Watership Down, our heroes and villains are all animals. With human-like lives and emotions, the characters come to life in a world that is our own, and yet magically different.
In their secret home of Blossom Valley, the animals have their own village with schools and a hospital, and they get together every evening to celebrate their fantastic little community, made up of all sorts of different animals, all living and working together in harmony. Continue reading