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Saturday, 12 November 2011

November Reviews

Welcome to my little Niche within the library. So grab a coffee and let's review some books.

I took a break in October but I'm back this month with another review. I am still reading The Ghosts of Sleath by Herbert and it will be a few weeks before I finish the book.

I have read  The Story of Solomon Bear, a cute little fairy-tale about a bear and his Princess:

The Story of Solomon BearThe Story of Solomon Bear by Phillip Laird

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I really enjoyed this cute story about a bear and his relationship with 'his Princess', a little orphaned girl living with her step-family. The bear and the girl make a promise to always love each other no matter what in a loveless house. One night, the little girl has an altercation with her step mother and runs out of the house into the outside world. Solomon wonders where she has gone and is devastated about losing his Princess before going on an adventure to find her.

The story is a modern twist to the story, The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams. Although it bears a few similarities to The Velveteen Rabbit, Laird has written this enchanting book using a fresh modern twist. The book can be further enhanced by a few illustrations which will add to its enchantment, but as it is the book is very lovely. In this delightful book, Laird addresses such issues as loneliness, sadness, hope, courage, forgiveness and more importantly, love, and determination. There is a universal lesson not only for children but for parents to learn from this heart-warming tale.