Thursday, November 21, 2019

Grasshopper Eye and the Lost Vial (Hollows on the Bayou Book 1)

Grasshopper Eye and the Lost Vial is the first book of a new series for children (Hollows on the Bayou Book 1) by Michelle Jester. Released 21st Nov 2019, it's 44 pages and available in ebook format.

This is a very short and simple book for youngsters about kindness, inclusivity, expressing emotions, community, and what it means to belong. The text is simple and accessible and would suit young readers up to 7+ (or any age as a read-to-me book). The art is simple and colorful and heartfelt, but not particularly polished. The art is a combination of photography inset into drawn illustrations. The typography has good contrast and is easy to read. It's a comic sans variant typeface.

Worth noting for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, this title is available in the KU subscription to borrow and download for free.

This might make a good tie-in for a library activity day where participants could decorate a container, talk about the themes in the book, and listen to the story.

Three stars. Heartfelt but not polished. Great themes and a good message overall.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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