Hello South London book lover.
As promised, over the next few weeks I will be reviewing a few illustrated children’s books by an author called Nanny P.
In last week’s edition we talked about Nanny P’s first published book, Robyn’s Lonely Mouse, £8.99 from Amazon in paperback, illustrated by Alexander Unger.
So, let’s hear some more about this elusive author.
Nanny P has been writing stories since she was about 16, and coming from a large family, she found writing was the perfect way to escape the constant noise from her siblings so would create completely different worlds through her writing.
Over time life got in the way and Nanny P found that working with children was another amazing way to escape, helping children to use their own imaginations gave her another reason to start writing again and when Covid happened it seemed like the universe was trying to tell her something.
So, let’s start this week’s review with Nanny P’s second book, via Amazon for £6.50, Ahh Sweet Kitty, illustrated by Daniela Frongia.
Another beautifully illustrated children’s book about a lost kitten that finds a new owner who seems to be constantly rescuing this little kitten from his adventures.
The illustrator, Daniela Frongia has captured the love between these two characters perfectly.
I asked quite a few mums to read this to their children and give me some feedback, and the results all came back very similar.
All the children were very concerned about the kitten constantly getting into difficult situations but loved the fact that its new owner is there every time to rescue it.
It’s the perfect book when you need to explain empathy to young children.
The storyline is very simple, but you definitely get the message to be kind, loving and protective and, with the wonderful illustrations, it will make any child connect with the characters.
I also loved the fact that nearly all Nanny P books have an activity section in the back of the books which is perfect for when your child becomes distracted, or you need to keep them busy.
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