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This story is fantastic and all the children I have read it to enjoy it. It is a pleasure to read aloud because the rhythm and rhymes are spot on (unlike some of the Julia Donaldson books where it feels clumsy) and the illustration is brilliant.
My favourite thing about this book (and A Lion Inside and The Squirrels who Squabbled) is the message, which is so positive, but not at all forced. Given the light-hearted tone of the three books I wasn’t expecting “lessons”, but they are so sweetly given and such positive messages that it has pushed these books to my “most bought” for the kids I know.
We loved the other books in the series as they all shared an important message be it sharing, friendship and courage to do things like this one. Kevin is one little character that you grow to love who is afraid of change. Ultimately having the courage to take a chance and try something new leads to a world of possibilities. The text rhymes and is perfect for reading aloud. Suitable for kids who may be anxious about things and it shows them it's ok to be upset and afraid but that sometimes change happens for a reason and it can be good. Great book.
Great illustrations with plenty for young eyes of different ages to look at. Nice rhyming story throughout with a positive message. We also have "The Lion Inside" which is just as good, or better, and will likely look to buy others. Recommended.
Could read these books all day. The rhyming and story is excellent and teaches my son a few things about life. We often chat about them after read. Illustrations are great. Book is a great size. Recommended for any family!
Great book, fun for the kids to read along. But would recommend it for children above the age of 6-7 as it may be harder for the younger ones to understand. The book shows the importance of change, courage, sharing, and friends. I would definitely recommend this book to children who are moving to a new school or area.
I love the messages that are contained in Rachel's books. This one is all about a Koala called Kevin who is afraid to try something new. Without ruining the story, the takeaway is life can be great when you try something new. And the art work in the book is brilliant too.