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Friday 31 July 2020

Review: Tashi 25th Anniversary Edition

Twenty-Five years! Can you believe it? Little Tashi has been entertaining and delighting us for 25 years.

Tashi is a fantastic series for junior readers, and this 25th anniversary collection is a beautiful introduction to Tashi’s fantastical world.

With four Tashi stories included, kids will get the full Tashi experience as Tashi’s early years are revealed, Tashi outwits a war lord, Tashi tricks a dragon and Tashi gets kidnapped!

Tashi is a wonderful character for kids to get to know. He is smart, brave and bold. He says what he thinks and he always puts his words into actions. He’s always ready with a story of battles he’s fought, journeys he’s been on and enemies he’s thwarted. I just adore him!

With generous illustrations throughout, the Tashi stories are filled with the sparkly tendrils of imagination that support the experience of story. 

The late Kim Gamble is a true talent in children’s illustration. The Tashi books are filled with his artwork, and it truly brings these stories to life. Black and white, but so detailed and intricate, you’ll take your time in pouring over them, I guarantee.

With large text, lots of illustrations and an easy to read narrative, Tashi is perfect for junior readers starting to read independently. The stories are short, too, so it’s easy for kids to dip in and out of the collection.

With a gorgeous turquoise hard cover and shiny gold embellishments, this is also a keeper for your bookshelf of beautiful books. It makes a stunning gift for all the junior readers in your life.

Thank you Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg and Kim Gamble for giving Tashi to the world!

Title: Tashi 25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg
Illustrator: Kim Gamble
Publisher: Allen and Unwin, $16.99 
Publication Date: June 2020
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760525446
For ages: 5 - 8
Type: Junior Fiction