Rossendale Free Press
KIDS’ BOOK OF THE WEEK
LITTLE BO PEEP’S LIBRARY BOOK
by Cressida Cowell, published in paperback by Hachette Children’s Group, priced £6.99 ★★★✩✩
Like Little Bo Peep and her sheep, many of us would be lost without a good book to escape into. In her latest,
Laureate Cressida Cowell gently nudges younger readers towards the magic of the library.
The shepherdess goes on an educational journey as she is led through a library by a collection of fellow nursery rhyme characters, picking up tips from Little Boy Blue, a rather helpful librarian named Mother Goose, the Big Bad Wolf and even the Queen of Hearts. Finally, with the help of just the right book, she manages to solve the mystery. But does she eventually find her sheep?
Little Bo Peep’s Library Book is crammed full of lovely illustrations - it’s overall fun to read and easy to follow, but some of the storylines might not go down so well. After all, children prefer to think of sheep as soft, fluffy creatures, rather than being cooked and served for dinner.
(Review by Roddy Brooks)