Title: Jake’s Journey
Author: Debbie Dunlap
Illustrator(s): Monica Delgado and Lara Agulto
Genre: Adventure, PSHE, disability, friendship, children’s fiction
Publisher: Dunlap & Dunlap Publishing
Pages: 48 pages
Publication Date: 20th December 2013
My Rating: 4/5
Hi there friends,
I’ve just finished reading this fun little children’s book and a fun read it was. It’s short, quick and in the short amount of time it takes to read it, it covers some difficult topics in an engaging and easy to understand manner. Here’s what I thought about it…
I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was a fun, short children’s book with a great moral too! A good book to use with children in lessons such as PSHE where it would be good at promoting discussion about disability, inclusion and how we can impact the world and make our world a better place. It has some great values and tackles important social issues in a positive, well-written manner to convey to younger children.
The illustrations in the book are gorgeous, really detailed and in a fun, slightly abstract style whilst still remaining quite realistic. The font used is interesting, clearly legible and the mixed use of making some of the texts bold added extra emphasis to important parts of the story. I loved that some of the book was written in rhyme, it made it much more fun to read and gave the book a nice rhythm and flow to it too!
Well worth sharing with young readers to tackle hard topics in a friendly way. You can get a copy of the book from Amazon UK HERE.
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