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Sunday 9 June 2019

Review: Say Something


We all have a voice and it is important that we share our thoughts.

You don't have to be loud. Powerful words can be a whisper.

Perter Hamilton Reynolds' story, Say Something, shows that your voice can be expressed in lots of different ways. You can express your voice through creativity, actions and words. You can show who you are.

Creatively you can express your voice though art. By using words you can share your opinion, express your feelings or even create poetry. Your actions can be as simple as sitting with someone who is lonely.

Reynolds' message is expressed though text in speech bubbles, accompanied by one strong uncluttered illustration on each page. This simplicity of style makes the strong message stand out, it is clearly communicated. Say Something touches on themes of identity, bullying, self expression, feelings and injustice.

The end papers at the beginning of the book are filled with speech bubbles expressing some messages already out in world, while the end papers at the end of the book are blank. This invites the reader to voice what they would like to say.

Say Something is a call to action, to express your thoughts, dreams and beliefs. All you need to do is be brave and share what you have to say because it might inspire, heal and transform.

Title: Say Something
Author/Illustrator: Peter Hamilton Reynolds
Publisher: Scholastic, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 March 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781760664992
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book, Junior Non-Fiction