the squawks

Book Review: The Squawks Written and Illustrated by Ruth Thorp

8th March 2015 No Comments

the squawksWe love a really well illustrated book and The Squawks fits the bill perfectly (do you like the pun?). The Squawks is about a little community of birds and all the different things they get up to. From going to parties to keeping fit and lots in between.

This is a really quirky little book written in an engaging rhyming text with wonderful graphic illustrations and a very modern colour palette. My three year old absolutely loved it, he thought some of the illustrations of the birds absolutely hilarious.

The best books for young children are those which come to life when they are read and The Squawks really does this. I have enjoyed reading it quite dramatically immensely and little Ned has even acted out some of the birds. I think I will remember reading him this book in years to come.

The older children have been so taken by the illustrations of the birds that they have drawn their own version. Another good sign! Ruth is clearly very talented and has produced a book which engaged my children and inspired an afternoon of activity. Thanks Ruth!

You can find out more about the book here at The Squawks website including how to buy it.

Claire Walsh

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