What a truly heartwarming story !
Julia Donaldson never ceases to amaze me with how she grips children’s imagination with every single book, and this is certainly no different.
The lovely Tammy at ‘Books With Tammy’ kindly sent us this book to read. And we are so glad she did. It is instantly enjoyable and has the trademark rhyming style of Julia Donaldson.
“Janet, like all the Smeds, was red”
“Bill, like the other Smoos, was blue”
The story begins in a far off land by a Loobular Lake….where the Smeds and Smoos aren’t friends. But Janet and Bill become friends against advice from their grandparents. They fly off on an adventure together and despite being enemies, their families become friends in their quest to find them.
We’ve read the book every night since and I enjoy more each time. So far, my favourites are the crazy name for the planets and their inhabitants (Klaboo has Klabs, the Scloopies from Scloop wear kilts, Planet Vumjum houses the long armed Vums), BUT my most favourite part of the book is the last rhyme
Play with the Smeds and play with the Smoos.
Play with whichever friends you choose.
Then close your eyes and, whilst you snooze,
Dream of the Smeds and dream of the Smoos
An abolishment delightful book, and thank you once again to Tammy for sending it to us. Be sure to pop along to her shop linked here where it is just £6.99!
AD – we were sent the book in return for a review.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.