Book Review: Amelie and Nanette: Sparkly Shoes and Picnic Parties by Sophie Tilley

19th September 2013 1 Comment

We have a little guilty secret in this house; it’s basically that because the ratio of boys to girls is 2:1, if there is anything overtly girly in the bookshop we buy it. Then I relish the fact that the boys have to listen to stories about little girls and fairies and princesses. Well, it makes a change from listening to stories about trains and stinky poos etc.

Sophie Tilley has got the essence of little girls spot on in this book and it was a joy to read. Basically, the story of two best friends who decide to have a picnic which gets ruined by the dog. It is quite an innocent sort of tale and perfect for a bit of light bedtime reading.

The illustrations are beautiful and I genuinely thought that every page could be individually framed and put on the wall in a little girls bedroom. I loved them, I loved the presentation of the book, the paper it was printed on. Everything about it in fact. As did Fifi aged four, the six year old boy wasn’t too impressed, but he sat and listened despite not being it’s obvious audience.

This book is a delight, I cant wait to read the next in the Amelie and Nanette series with Fifi. You can find out more here

Disclaimer: We were sent a review copy

Claire Walsh

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  • Sharon ObsessionwithBooks 16th October 2014 at 3:11 am

    A lovely review! my daughter &amp; I have just finished Snowflakes and Fairy Wishes which was a delightful book so we are excited to read more about these sweet little friends.<br /><br />

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