Sunday, March 20, 2011

Book Review: Fur and Feathers

By Janet Halfmann
Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein
ISBN Paperback: 978-1607-180869
Ages 4-9
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed By Irene S. Roth

Synopsis:  This is a cute children's book about Sophia who awakens from her sleep because of a bad storm. After her Mom soothes her for a while, she falls asleep and dreams that the winds whisk the fur, feathers, shells, and scales off all the animals in her area. Since the animals in her dream were  shivering in their bare skin, she decides to make a coat for each of them. So, she takes out her sewing kit and materials, and sets to work. In the process, she learns a lot about the various animals and how to help them out. In addition, there's a sidebar for  creative readers.
Overall Thoughts:  This is a great book to encourage kids not to be afraid of things that they cannot control but to do things that will enrich their lives and those of others. There are many other lessons for kids in the book as well, such as being kind and creative and that we could turn any situation into something positive and productive. These are all great messages for kids.

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