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Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed: When Stars Are Scattered (AudiobookFormat, Listening Library (Audio)) 5 stars

Review of 'When Stars Are Scattered' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Such an intense and moving book. No wonder it won many awards. Very real and practical. Finding it hard to write a review without giving away spoilers. If you have been living a life where you didn't have to worry if or not you will have another meal in the past 3-5 years then please read this book.

p.s: Special kudos to the writer and the illustrator. To bring a book to life is no joke. It is one thing to write fiction, somehow you can draw a line and disassosiate yourself from the characters with some effort. But even that is hard. To write a book based on real life and portray both the highs and lows. It is almost like living the life twice. When famous pop culture celebs write about their life, it is a different thing. They did most of that to themselves. So, a biography …

Sarah Garland: Azzi In Between (2012, Frances Lincoln) 3 stars

Review of 'Azzi In Between' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

A dear story. The protagonist father was a doctor so even thought this is a refugee story it is much better than many refugees. A beautiful, heart warming story for kids and adults, never the less. The drawings bring life to the story and makes it even more endearing

Jory John: The Good Egg (Hardcover, 2019, HarperCollins) 5 stars

Review of 'The Good Egg' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

aww another sweet book by Jory John. Follow up on "The bad seed". Very sweet and dear to heart. This series would make up for a lovely gift for kids.

Sweet way to teaching kids
- everyone have imperfections
- self love

Review of 'John Agards Windrush Child' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Awww such a dear story. Made me tear up (i suspect i tear up relatively easy)
So often we get into this complaining rant about the million things that is broken and wrong in this world. This book for one takes us back in history and brings to life how people moved after WW2, building a life for themselves and help grow a community. Grateful for all that has happened that has led to this moment. Let the songs of ancestors never be forgotten.

Apparently June 22 is windrush day. Learning a little about the saga. Belated Happy windrush day yall.

David Benedictus: Return to the Hundred Acre Wood (2009, Dutton Children's Books) 4 stars

Presents further adventures of Christopher Robin and his animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, …

Review of 'Return to the Hundred Acre Wood' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This is the 3rd of the winnie the pooh books that I have read and I loved this one too.
I read all 3 of the books in the recent years and not during my childhood days.
But then if you ask me what it is about, it really is nothing but gives you warm fuzzy feeling.
Pooh <3 also piglet, kanga and everyone else in it too....

I was reading about the author and was wondering why it took so long(81 years since the original) for someone to write something as good as this. Then, I came to know that apparently the author had to wait for more than 10 years for the trustees of A.A Milne to approve the work. Why? For the love of god, why anyone would ever deny the world of such beauty is beyond me.

Karin Fernald: The Dumpy Princess (2011, Frances Lincoln Ltd) 5 stars

Review of 'The Dumpy Princess' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Cute, hilarious (not laught out lound, but the kind that makes you chuckle) and light read. On point illustrations. Lovely and entertaining. Everytime I pass by Victoria station I guess I will remember something about her. :)

Definitely a recommended read for kids because it is important to know that the world has all kinds of people.