Hello Book Dragons!!! It has become my little tradition to share 12 reviews for Christmas. 🙂 So, from today, every day I will be sharing a book review with all of you, of the books I had the privilege to read. Thanks to all the publishers, publicists and authors for the books. Today I would like to start with a children’s book, that has a lot of Matt Haig’s wisdom in it, and is an absolute must read. Enjoy!!! 🙂
Publisher: Canongate Books
Genre: Children’s fiction (age 7-12)
Release date: 20 02 2020
Price*: Kindle £4.27 (GBP)/ Paperback £5.94 (GBP)
Kindle $5.71 (USD)/ Hardback $17.45 (USD)
Pages: ~ 256
My rating: Really liked it.
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What I learned from this book: I don’t think I would like to talk to animals.
Description of the book: WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS . . . THEY TALK BACK.
Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking.
She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes.
Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.
How this book made me feel: I really wanted to try out Matt Haig’s writing when it comes to children’s books, that was the main reason why I was excited to read this book. Also, I really like that Matt Haig is a champion of male mental health.
The protagonist in this book is Evie, a little girl who can talk to animals! I really liked Evie, she is intelligent and knows the difference between good and evil. I liked the characters chosen for his book, every single character teaches the young readers something valuable.
The narrative of this book has a very important message to share. It teaches about deforestation and animal cruelty. It has plenty of fun adventures, self-exploration, as well as lots of important teachings about humans in general, that Matt Haig shares with his young readers.
This novel is filled with beautiful illustrations and a really fun and enjoyable writing style. The chapters are pretty short so the book didn’t leave me bored. I liked the ending of this book, even though it is quite predictable, I think it rounds up the story pretty nicely.
So, to conclude, the author didn’t disappoint me with this book, I really liked the messages he was trying to share with children, showing not such a pretty side of some of the humans, as well as incorporating a great adventure with the strong and admirable protagonist. I really enjoyed this fun and educational book, and I strongly recommend it not only to children but parents as well. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the author: Matt Haig is a British author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children’s book A Boy Called Christmas was a runaway hit and is translated in over 25 languages. It is being made into a film by Studio Canal and The Guardian called it an ‘instant classic’. His novels for adults include the award-winning The Radleys and The Humans.
He won the TV Book Club ‘book of the series’, and has been shortlisted for a Specsavers National Book Award. The Humans was chosen as a World Book Night title. His children’s novels have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal three times.
Website: matthaig.com / Facebook: @matt.haig.92 / Twitter: @matthaig1 / Instagram: @mattzhaig
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