PEARL BARLEY and CHARLIE PARSLEY
By Aaron Blabey
Published by Penguin Books Australia
This book WON the 2008 Children’s Book Council of Australia early childhood best book award!
Reasons why we love this book:
1/ It is a perfect story for children to see how opposites attract!
Not everyone is the same! This book shows how our strengths and weaknesses make us unique and special. Introverted or extraverted - we are ALL awesome!
2/ It is a lovely story about friendship - and it opened up a hilarious discussion with my child about his friends.
We can have loud friends, quiet friends, shy friends, crazy friends... I thought this was a gorgeous book to talk with my 4yo about how each of his friends is special and different and we played a game about why he likes each of his buddies. Some of the responses were classic 'I like xxx because he talks about poo' - right on little buddy, hold on to that guy!
3/ It was easy to read aloud - short & sharp!
As an exhausted parent, I love nothing more than a short and easy to read book at night that still delivers a big message. Aaron Blabey nails it with this book. Thank you.
A perfect gift for your upcoming kids birthday party.
I'd say this is appropriate for 3yo and up!