Kid’s Book Review: Can I Play?

Kid’s Book Review: Can I Play?

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

This funny story about making friends will encourage children to be more understanding about their friends’ differences and illustrate kindness and empathy.

Nicola Kinnear’s previous picture books, A Little Bit Brave, Dragons Don’t Share and Shhh! Quiet! have won her many fans all round the world.

Nicola Kinnear

Originally from Dartford, Nicola Kinnear studied for her BA in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University, graduating with her exquisitely drawn and highly inventive degree show project, The Old and the Bold: A Guide to the Legendary Mushroom Hunters.

Having spent many childhood holidays visiting family in Wales, she continues to be greatly inspired by the countryside, folklore and the sea. Her debut picture book, A Little Bit Brave, has been shortlisted for several awards and translated into 20 languages

Book Review

My favourite part is when George shouts at the dolphins to leave his friend alone

Mum says: This was a warm story of unlikely friends after a bumpy start.

Ibrahim says: George doesn’t like it when Pebble comes to his island, she wants to be friends but he’s grumpy.

My favourite part was when George goes to help Pebble and shouts at the dolphins to leave his friend alone and now they’re friends and play together.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Ibrahim
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: dandelions, chocolate and tangerines
  • Dislikes: goats
  • Favourite TV cartoon: Peter Rabbit
  • Favourite Book: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson