This is a gloriously colourful book about the dangers of vanity and the value of friendship. Or it’s about a lion, a crocodile and a bunch of meerkats, whichever you prefer. The illustrations are marvellous – I particularly enjoy the one where the meerkats have braided bright feathers into the lion’s mane. This is not one to read from an over critical point of view, the continuity isn’t that strong (a lion who doesn’t know what a crocodile looks like and forgets that he can roar?) but if you can set that aside, it’s worth it for the colours.
Milo’s pet egg is all about Milo finding a breathing stone and deciding he’ll look after it. He does all sorts of things – climbing, rolling, diving, swinging and generally has a day full of fun. The next morning though, Snappy (the stone/egg) is broken…
This is beautifully drawn, and full of action shots which might encourage your offspring off the sofa. It’s also caring and thoughtful as Milo takes care to include the stone/egg in all his activities. Just lovely, and the slightly tattered state of our copy is testament to how popular it is.
It’s got: a breathing stone
It’s not: a child (or egg) care manual