Tuesday, February 23, 2016
"...and then" by Gabriel Alborozo (Child's Play)
In Alborozo's new picture book "And Then..." you'll find the acute observations of a little girl who is definitely feeling a bit undervalued now that her little baby brother has come along.
In the story, she imagines him as a slimy wriggly squid and wants to draw attention to the fact that he really is a right royal pain in the you-know-what. The girl's fabulous little drawings impart a sorry story of little bro not being as great as everyone thinks he is.
We absolutely LOVED her rather imaginative take on what it's like to have a baby brother and I think the poor girl has a point if she was ignored on her birthday! Grr! Parents eh?
Of course, the story has a warm and cuddly ending that shows why we tolerate our younger siblings. After all, there's nothing quite like a hug from your favourite squid brother or sister is there!
Charlotte's favourite bit: When the Squid Doctor comes round to sort baby brother out!
Daddy's favourite bit: A charming and very imaginative story of sibling rivalry with a warm cuddly ending that we adored!
(Kindly sent to us by Child's Play Publishing)
Written and Illustrated by Gabriel Alborozo
Published by Child's Play Publishing
Publication Date: 1st January 2016