The latest review, with a Christmas flavour, is in! This week the school book group reviews Henry’s Holiday by Gillian Shields and Rosie Reeve. Read on to see what Alice in Year 1 thought.
Book :Henry’s Holiday
Author: Gillian Shields, Rosie Reeve
Summary: “Henry goes on holiday to a hot, tropical island because he is too cold. Then he decides he wants to go home because he misses the snow.”
Favourite part & why: “My favourite part was when Henry made a tropical island out of snow!”
Melanie Copus of Esher Church School writes:
Henry dreams of sandy shores and warm seas…. a little like all of us when we need some escapism from reality! Henry the penguin learns a valuable lesson in his search for sunshine – he soon realises that there is no place quite like home. I, as an adult, was initially attracted to this book because of the beautiful drawings by Rosie Reeve (she is originally trained in fine art). However, as the story builds, her ability to tie this the illustrations with the warming storyline fills the book with charm! I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good children’s book worth cherishing for a seasonal read.
Have you or your children read Henry’s Holiday? What did you think of it?
Book Bingo’s selection of books will be stored in a Tidy Books Box, giving the school book group a special place for their choices.