This is the first children’s book I have reviewed and I’m super excited to share it with you all! I must admit I was a little reserved when I was asked to review a children’s book for this very reason, and I don’t have any children of my own to read this too, but this book covers some incredibly important themes that are very relevant right now, and that every child should eventually learn about.
‘The adventures of Jenny and Phillip: the naughtiest girl in the world’ by Dawn-Maria France
4 out of 5 stars
‘The adventures of Jenny and Phillip: the naughtiest girl in the world is the first book in a new series and a modern fable about appreciating what we have and helping those who are less fortunate. Jenny, a young girl from Yorkshire who has aspirations to be the naughtiest girl in the world, doesn’t appreciate her long suffering aunt and uncle with whom she lives, and the safe, loving environment which they provide for her. Her best friend, a talking cat named Philip, takes Jenny on adventures in her imagination. Can Philip show Jenny how lucky she is?’
The illustrations in this book are adorable and fit the story perfectly, showing Jenny and Phillip’s adventures across the world in a bid to help Jenny realise just how lucky she is.
There was a good balance between pictures and writing for the age group this book is aimed at, with the author suggesting it is suitable for children between the ages of 4 and 7 years old. The book covers some really important themes, including: friendships, ethics, morality, family, poverty. I would happily read this to my future children as I believe it would be a great way to teach them about factors affecting the world.