Book review: My Island by Stephanie Demasse-Pottier and illustrated by Seng Soun Ratanavanh.

Imagination can be the door to many possibilities. There are huge benefits for encouraging and nurturing imaginative play in children. As an observer it can be an interesting watch to see our little ones minds coming up with unique ideas but ultimately allowing children to exercise their imagination can foster a great many skills.

Such fun can come from simply playing with a dolls house, just like the main character in this book does.

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In My Island, a young girl creates her very own happy place and invites readers to witness the brilliant fun she has. From enjoying picnics, to eating what looks like cloud candy floss, to keeping busy with arranging flowers.

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The young girl would happily have us visit, but there are certain rules to abide by, one being, you will need to sing, at which point my girls both said “Of course we can.”

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The simple but delightful narrative is amongst the most splendid watercolour illustrations and prints. The bold red stitching highlighting particular objects on each page is such a striking touch.

This book is rather lovely and the colours, I adore the colours. My Island is a tribute to the authors two daughters who explains that “To dream and to invent allows you to discover yourself.”

This is such a gorgeous book and encompasses much of what I believe in for young children. A delightful read.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own.