The Elephant of Frimley
Two sisters and an elephant embark on an exciting adventure in this charming illustrated
After the discovery of an elephant in their back garden, sisters Hannah and Emily make it their adventurous mission to return it back home.
Originally written as a bedtime story for his two daughters, and beautifully illustrated by Louise Jewell, The Elephant of Frimley is a delightful and fun read that parents, primary school teachers and extended families will enjoy sharing with young children.
I would liketo thank Clink Street Publishing, Nicholas Rawls and blog tour organiser Rachel at Authoright, for the ARC copy of The Elephant of Frimley in return for an honest review.
This is my first time reviewing a book for young children and it has been a very enjoyable.
The Elephant of Frimley is a charming and sweet tale, which I am sure will appeal to any young child and their parents.
Told in poetic verse it’s the tale of a lost elephant and the young girls that find him in their garden. It’s beautifully illustrated and with text large enough for young readers to read themselves or follow as their parents read to them. Having read to my god children, it’s important that a book aimed at very young children has text that is big enough for them to see without having to struggle or they become distracted and The Elephant of Frimley I’m glad to say takes this into account. The writer has also taken care that when read out loud, the story flows beautifully off the page and reads like a dream, with simple words that won’t confuse young readers.
I loved the simplicity of the tale, perfect for little ones who need a story that quickly captures the imagination. It’s charming and reminds me of some of my favourite childhood reads. I feel sure this will become a firm favourite of any child lucky enough to have this read to them and a classic childhood memory as they grow and learn to read themselves.
It made me smile and laugh and I can imagine it doing the same for my precious godchildren and their children in the future. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Elephant of Frimley to anyone looking to buy a book for their young child. Sweet and endearing, a classic tale of to fire the imagination of any young reader.
The Elephant of Frimley can be purchased from Amazon 😀
About the author: Retired and happily living in Farnborough, Surrey, Nicholas Rawls enjoys spending time chatting on-line with his grandson and five adult children who are scattered across the world. When he’s not writing poetry and children’s verse he can be found pursuing his other interests —from antique fountain pen restoration to stamp collection, amateur astronomy and learning to play the banjo.