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Monday, 7 April 2014

Review: Wimpy Shrimpy

Turtle is a fan of hide-and-seek. Crab loves playing catch. And Octopus is quite the star when it comes to hopscotch. But, Shrimpy, well … he's just a bit wimpy.

No matter how much his friends encourage him to join in, he's just too scared. What if he tangles up his legs in hopscotch? Gets squashed by the ball in catch? Or lost in hide-and-seek? Far better to play it safe and just do nothing.

But that doesn't make for much fun. In fact, one day, Shrimpy looks around and discovers that all his friends are off happily playing, while he's all alone. Perhaps it's time for Shrimpy to take a deep breath, dive in, and learn that life isn't so scary after all …

This is a wonderfully warm and engaging book that young kids will love, especially those struggling with a lack of confidence. The illustrations are a big, bold, riot of delight and Shrimpy is a character you can't help but cheer for!

Title: Wimpy Shrimpy
Author/Illustrator: Matt Buckingham
Publisher: Koala Books, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: March 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781742761022
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book

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