I love books, and I love reading (the bedtime story I read to Boo is a magical part of ever single day) so as you can imagine I was very excited when Lee Hunter contacted me and asked if I would like to review her new book Nemo and Giraffe.
And I can tell you, it did not disappoint! Even before I read the book I was excited by the idea behind the book, ‘to help young children form positive relationships with cats and all pets and to learn how to care for them from a young age’. What a marvelous idea, my husband and I are keen for Boo to grow up in a house with animals and I think pets are a great way to teach young children about responsibility, and this book is a fantastic base for that.
Lee Hunter is a childminder in Scotland and has, through a Kick Starter campaign, employed an illustrator, Lindy Daman and created Nemo and Giraffe.
There are two main themes in the book, the first is the idea that everyone is different and even people who are different (like Nemo and Giraffe) can be the best of friends. And the second message is that some animals, (again like Nemo) need to have a bit of extra consideration – the book is a great way to introduce the concept of pets to children.
I think both the words and the illustrations do an excellent job in both engaging children and helping to get the message across. And the gorgeous illustrations will keep their attention!
This is a truly wonderful book, one which I am sure will become one of Boo’s firm favourites when she is a little older – and it will definitely make a fantastic bed time story. Nemo and Giraffe is a great introduction to what is going to be a series, and I for one cannot wait to see more of the adventures Nemo and Giraffe share.
A fantastic concept, wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated, I really cannot sing the praises of this Nemo and Giraffe highly enough.
Nemo and Giraffe is available on Amazon – both paperback and kindle. And you can find out more about Nemo and Giraffe on Twitter and Facebook.
Disclaimer: We were given access to the online version of the book, but all thoughts and opinions are mine and Boo’s own.