Monday, 29 July 2019

"Flock (A Tree Keeper Adventure)" by Gemma Koomen (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

There's just something so appealing about stories that feature tiny little folk, and anyone who's loved "The Borrowers" will utterly fall in love with "Flock (A tree keeper adventure)" by Gemma Koomen.

It's a daydreamy and magical little story of the folk who look after and maintain our trees. Mostly silent and hidden, if you look carefully enough amongst the branches you might just spot them at work and at play.

The story centres around a young tree-keeper, Sylvia, who loves to let her imagination soar.

Sylvia prefers to be alone rather than play noisy games with the other Tree Keepers. 

But one day, she finds a baby bird in her favourite hiding place. 

As Sylvia and the bird become friends, can she learn that sometimes, things are better when you have someone to share them with? 

This is a stunning debut picture book from Gemma, who is destined to be a talented author-illustrator to watch out for. 

Sum this book up in a sentence: A beautifully illustrated and written story of how a friendship can develop in the most unexpected places, even if you're happy on your own. 

"Flock (A Tree Keeper Adventure)" by Gemma Koomen is out now, published by Frances Lincoln Childrens Books (kindly supplied for review).