India Wimple could spell. Brilliantly. So brilliantly…she is endearing and considering, kind and always putting others before herself. She is also known to be able to chase a mystery…especially at the International Spelling Bee in London.
13 year old Solli Raphael is wise beyond his years – “The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity – his messages true, inspirational and proof that no matter how old you are you can achieve anything.
‘Shhh…everyone is fast asleep on the farm.’
‘Who can you see cuddled up in the barn?’
The language is simple and tells a beautiful story about the hungry caterpillar heading to his bed upon some leaves, while saying goodnight to his friends along the way.
This book is written fully in dialogue and has mixed media artwork as the illustrations, both add a unique flavour to the book that makes it something special.
You know a book is fairly special when there are themes of solidarity and equality, where men stand up for the rights of women, where a little girl marches with millions of other women for their future.
This is my first encounter with Friday Barnes and if this book is anything to to go by, Friday is always disappearing, investigating and getting into all sorts of scrapes that challenge the patience of her teachers and the headmasters, both old and new.