Saturday, August 26, 2017

Book Review :: Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros

Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros - Meg McKinlay & Leila Rudge

"Once, there was a small rhinoceros who wanted to see the big world. So she built a boat. And sailed away ... From the duo behind award-winning picture book No Bears comes a simple yet inspirational tale about challenging the norm, pushing boundaries and being true to oneself."

Feat. a small rhinoceros with wanderlust.   Okay, cute!  The small rhinoceros dreams of exploring the world, and gradually collects what she'll need in order to do so.  There's not a lot of fanfare, just a lil' rhino, living her best life.  I love the sketchy, soft pencil illustrations.  There's sweet detailing, and a sense of exuberance that should appeal to little people.

This one should have broad appeal, both in terms of style and content.  Above all else, it's a nice starting point for discussing other countries and cultures.  Our little fam is hungry for adventure, so this story fed right into that.  Guess we need to build a raft, yo'.

Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros is out Sept 1st.

Review copy kindly provided by Walker Books

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