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Sunday 15 October 2017

Review: Someone Like Me

Were you a little girl who loved listening to stories? Who read books, watched the sky and listened for secrets?

This beautiful picture book captures the childhood of a writer. The child with big dreams and a big imagination who wonders in the world around her.

She sees the beauty that others miss. The sky through the branches, the geese flying against the clouds and the smell and feel of the earth.

This is about the child who believes in the unbelievable and is always looking and hoping for a bit of magic.

She dares to dream, to hope and to imagine. She loves stories, songs, nature and laughter.

The illustrations are soft and gentle with an intimacy that draws you in. I love the little girl going about her life with her face buried in a book and the wonder on her face as she marvels at the natural world. The landscapes have a dream like quality and subtle, muted tones that let you focus on the words and use your own imagination to expand on the images in your mind.

This is a thoughtful book for writers and lovers of stories everywhere. It shows kids that following whimsy and finding joy in the simple things are meaningful and don't have to be just for children.

Title: Someone Like Me
Author: Patricia MacLachlan 
Illustrator: Chris Sheban 
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, $24.99
Publication Date: 3 July 2017 
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781626723344
For ages: 4 - 8 
Type: Picture Book