Welcome to a round up of my book reviews for February – across the genres including non-fiction and all compelling reads.
My first review in February was a children’s book Teddy bears are very special toys and loved by many children… sometimes into adulthood. Barty Barton: The Bear That Was Loved Too Much by Sue Wickstead.
My review for the book February 5th 2022
A lovely story about how even when old and worn out there is still love to be given and received. Very hopeful for those of us of a certain age, who like Barty Barton the bear, are showing signs of wear and tear.
Barty and his fellow stuffed toys have been rather neglected after their young owner grows up and leaves home to start a family of his own.
Luckily his mother comes to the rescue and Barty and his collection of friends go through several rejuvenating processes. They are a delight to read about, offering useful suggestions to those who have favourite worn toys that might enjoy being pampered, and passed along to younger members of the family.
As with all children’s books that I read, I like to see the underlying messages of kindness, love and hope being embedded in the story for a young reader to absorb.
The illustrations are perfect and any child reading, or having the story read to them, will be tempted to stop and discuss in more detail.