TITLE: The Little Blue Cottage
AUTHOR: Kelly Jordan
ILLUSTRATOR: Jessica Courtney-Tickle
PUBLISHER: Page Street Kids, 2020
The little blue cottage waits each year for summer to arrive―and with it, the girl. Through sunny days and stormy weather, the cottage and the girl keep each other company and wile away the long days and nights together. Until one year, and then another, the cottage is left waiting and empty season after season.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I love most picture books about life near the sea and this one is no exception. Author Kelly Jordan invites young readers to join in one little girl’s fun as she goes on a summer vacation to THE LITTLE BLUE COTTAGE by the sea. The house itself seems to come alive as it trembles with excitement when it sees the little girl has returned. Illustrator Jessica Courtney-Tickle’s lovely drawings invite children to turn the page and delve into life by the sea. But even little girls have to grow up sometime, and the little blue cottage wonders if it will ever hear the laughter of children ringing through its rooms once again? You’ll have to check out this cute book to find out what happens next! A fun addition to any library!
RATING: ****4 Stars ****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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