【 SEREE’S STORY 】
This was quite sad but ultimately a happy ending.
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Author: Irma Gold
Illustrator: Wayne Harris
Published: April 2022
Publisher: Walker Books
Pages: 32 (hardback)
Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this for review.
The theme of animal welfare awareness was really prominent in this book, which would make it a good story to use to engage with discussions with kids about the topic. I would be hesitant to read it to any really little kids as the majority of the book is quite upsetting (imagine the first part of Dumbo, but if it was 80% of the film).
Sadness aside, this had beautiful illustrations and got its point across well. It certainly served the purpose it set out to do – it just wasn’t quite what I had expected. So if you’re wanting a book that will help you talk to a little one about the darker side to ill-managed circus-like organisations, this picture book would be a great place to start.
And of course it is a happy ending! So at least you will end on a cheery note where you can once again enjoy the cute elephants and drawn-vibes of the illustrations.
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