Book Review: Blue Kangaroo Books by Emma Chichester Clark
Blue Kangaroo is a lovely book series by award-winning, renowned author and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark for children aged 2-5. There are some new books in this much loved series and the books have also been relaunched with new covers. We have just read three of the books and they’re very sweet.
In Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo?, we meet Lily and her beloved toy Blue Kangaroo. She loves her soft toy so much that she takes him with her everywhere but she often ends up getting distracted and loses her Blue Kangaroo. Luckily, he’s always returned to her. Blue Kangaroo is fed up with being lost all the time and when a trip to the seaside is planned, he hides away in Lily’s room to avoid getting lost again. It’s a funny and cute story and Lily and Blue Kangaroo make a lovely duo.
In When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo!, we get to see how the friendship of a lifetime began as this 9th book in the series tells the story of how Lily and Blue Kangaroo first came together. It’s all about when Lily gets a new baby brother and she discovers that it’s not easy learning new things and looking after a small baby. Then Grandma brings her a very special surprise gift — Blue Kangaroo who Lily can be responsible for. It’s love at first sight. It’s a beautiful story that explores the strong bonds that develop between young children and their favourite toys. It’s ideal for children who have just had a new baby sibling and I look forward to reading this with my daughter more when her baby sister is her in May.
In Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo!, there’s a double birthday celebration for Lily and Blue Kangaroo. Lily is planning her party and she’s decided she wants everything pink this year — pink decorations, pink invitations, pink cake and pink presents! Blue Kangaroo starts to worry that Lily doesn’t like blue anymore and how he will keep her love if he’s not pink? Of course, Lily loves him beyond colour and he soon finds out.
Emma Chichester Clark’s Blue Kangaroo books are lovely! The heartwarming stories are adorable and beautifully written. They’re full of emotions and cover important topics and feelings that children experience. Her illustrations are brilliant too and the pictures are full of life and colour. The style is very classic which I love when it comes to children’s books.
Lily and Blue Kangaroo — a friendship forever!
We were sent these books for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.