A Show for Bonnie by Helen Bock,
illustrated by Lexie Watt (Little Steps Publishing) PB RRP $14.95ISBN: 9781925117622
by Anne Hamilton
A tender, gentle
air pervades this story of moving on from sadness and loss.
Bonnie’s pups had
left the farm and she was grieving for them. Sammy came up with a plan—and,
with a bark, gathered all the different animals to perform tricks and songs,
routines and moves. The pig, pony, geese, cow and even the squeaking barnyard
mouse all get in on the act.Sam’s kindness and
the animals’ friendship brings delight back into Bonnie’s life.
The muted colours
of the delicate illustrations perfectly complement the text in this picture
book for pre-schoolers.