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We’re hungry too by Sylvia Green – a book review

We’re Hungry Too by Sylvia Green a book with a message. It is for younger readers but I enjoyed reading it and will be sharing with my children as part of our home education journey. I have made the decision that we are not going to limit our reading missing out on the magic of books for younger children particularly as they are so often beautifully illustrated and have moral messages to share.

We're Hungry Too

The story

The story is about a little girl who is staying with her Auntie. Food is relevant both  the meals and treats provided as part of her sleepover but also in other ways as they spend the day together.

The characters

The main characters are Ellie and Auntie Miranda. The book is also filled with animals who really do bring the book to life especially as they speak particularly about their rumbly tummies.

The message

We’re hungry too shows how we don’t always see the full picture in any given situation. It encourages us to be more aware of what is actually going on by observing and communicating. That’s a particularly powerful life lesson right there.

We’re hungry too

Hunger is a big issue and a disturbing one. This book introduces the topic in a accessible way which will not upset young readers. That is great in itself but the book also gives resources so that your family can get involved in the battle against hunger via a variety of good causes listed in the book.

The author

Sylvia said: “I included the organisations at the end of the book as they are all caring organisations which tie in with my motivation for writing the book.  That is, caring for all of creation not just the obvious or more appealing creatures.  Also I wanted to show that you don’t have to be an adult to help animals or people – there is a lot that children can do and the websites featured give good ideas and advice.

 

Sylvia Green is the author of a popular series of Christmas animal stories including The Best Christmas Present Ever (Second edition 2014), The Christmas Wish (2004) and The Christmas Pony (2001), all published by Scholasttic. She lives in Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey with her family and two cats.

We're Hungry Too

 

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6 thoughts on “We’re hungry too by Sylvia Green – a book review

  1. What a lovely book with an important message. I totally agree with you about not giving up picture books. I found myself saying to my Little Man that he was too old for some of his books, but if they give enjoyment, does it really matter. I’ll keep reading them with him for as long as he wants. x

  2. Lovely book with a great message. I always show my sons the cover and blurb of any book we are offered for review, however young and let them decide whether they would like to review it or not #readwithme

  3. What a lovely book! I don’t think there should be any limits as to what you choose to read. My boys choose whatever they want to read. I could quite easily pick up one of my boy’s Roald Dahl books and read them all over again and I’m in my 30’s (just!).

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

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