Friday, 24 June 2016

A Show for Bonnie

A Show for Bonnie by Helen Bock, illustrated by Lexie Watt (Little Steps Publishing) PB RRP $14.95ISBN: 9781925117622

Reviewed 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.

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