Reviewed by Julie Jessup
I sat down with my great-niece Sophie, who is 4 years old to read her the story A Gold Star for George, which is the second book of George the Giraffe stories, the first being The Black and White Club. From the very start she was enthralled.
George is a Giraffe who lives in a wildlife park with lots of other animals who are competing for a Gold Star Award. George really wants to win a gold star, he was extremely pleased when all of the other animals won stars, but was slightly sad that he did not win.
However when he awoke the next day he had a fence full of stars made for him by the other animals.
This story has a very useful life lesson for children that teaches them they do not have to win official awards to be a winner, being kind and not hurtful to others makes you a winner.
The writer used a good choice of language to try and stretch the child’s imagination. The illustrations are very well depicted by Kimberley Scott and Sophie found most of them to be very funny. The animals expressions are first class.
It is a beautiful book that many children will want to read over and over again.
The age for this book was recommended at 3-5 years, which I agree with.
I highly recommend this paperback book priced at an affordable £6.99 and look forward to reading more adventures of George.
RRP: £6.99 (paperback)
Available to buy from Amazon here.
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