Finding a Friend by Carol Thomas
As an experienced primary school teacher and mother of four, Carol Thomas knows the importance of inspiring a love of books from an early age. In Finding a Friend Carol brings her knowledge of developing early literacy skills together with an understanding of creating characters young children will connect with.
The language of the text is purposely rhythmic, rhyming and repetitive – inspiring children to join in, anticipate and repeat words and phrases. The effortlessly emotive illustrations ensure that young children will be able to interpret and discuss the puppy’s range of thoughts and feelings.
From the engaging language to the charming illustrations, Finding a Friend is a book created to encourage young children, aged 0 - 5 years, to actively participate in the reading experience.
My Review (with Olivia and Bonnie's opinions):
Finding a Friend is an inspiring, heart-warming book that truly made my children sight with happiness. There is lots of empathy as well as love coming from the heart.
My older daughter happily participated in reading the book to her little sister after we finished the first round and with the help of wonderfully expressive picture the children eager follow the story of a little puppy in need of not only a home but a loving heart as well.
I loved the rhythm and repetitive rhyming that without a doubt help to engage my children's imagination and the lovely way the illustration assist them to feel closer to the story.
Olivia ( 6 years) said; "I love the happy books ending and the way puppy's heart was mended when the boy took him home."
Bonnie ( 4 years old) " I love the counting until the puppy came out of his hiding and found someone who loved him."
Finding a Friend is a wonderful tale of love, happiness and reflective thinking.
Finding a Friend receives:
A huge thank you to Carol Thomas for sending us Finding a Friend book in exchange for a fair review.
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