Marvin Makes a Friend
This book is a great read aloud and generated a lot of laughter in my class, as well as a few gasps of shock when Harvey Hawk and the Batchelors scared Marvin.
In this adventure Marvin is now a teenager and is having difficulty making friends due to his cocky attitude which makes some of the animals a bit grumpy and cross.
The illustrations to this book are wonderfully bright and colourful with lots of detail to keep reader interest. They add to the comedic storyline of the text and portray really likeable characters.
I really like how there are photographs of the actual Marvin at home on the farm within the book as well as farm facts and a recipe for corn fritters from Nadia. This book has so much information and is really well set out for ease of reading with children, or for children to read themselves.
I am sure this book will be popular with young children and families!
Title: Marvin Makes a Friend (Inspired by a true story)
Author: Nadia Lim
Illustrator: Fifi Colston (lives in Wellington)
Publication: December 2021
Ages: 3-7 years (Early years & Junior)
Any advisory warnings for this book? No
Reviewer: Angela Thompson, Library Lead Teacher, Remarkables Primary School, Queenstown
Opening sentence: Marvin’s not a chick anymore, it’s MARVELLOUS to see him grow.
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