Kid’s Book Review: I’m Sorry

Kid’s Book Review: I’m Sorry

About the Book and Author

This is a charming tale for young children about two woodland friends, Scribble and Swoop, who have a quarrel one day. Who will be the first to say sorry; and is it enough to say sorry without really meaning it?

Written by Barry Timms with gorgeous illustrations by Sean Johnson that have a timeless quality to them this is a perfect story for teaching young children the importance of meaningful apologies. It is published by Little Tiger Press

I'm Sorry cover
Barry Timms author

Barry Timms likes the way that stories bring people together. He can often be found with pencil in hand, writing or drawing or both. He loves road movies, ghost trains and exploring forgotten side streets.

Sean Julian enjoyed art from an early age, focusing on potato printmaking and creating plasticine dinosaurs. Years later he studied at the Mansfield College of Art, before moving to Bristol to study illustration. Being rather big and hairy himself, he was always happiest illustrating big, hairy creatures such as bears and gorillas. This naturally led to a career in children’s books. He now has over twenty years’ experience illustrating and writing for children.


Book Review

I liked when they did a big hug and made friends again

I really enjoyed reading this book with my mummy. The pictures are fantastic and fill the whole page. I liked looking at all the pictures of Scribble and Swoop. Scribble was very not kind and cross. I liked when they did a big hug and made friends again. Sometimes I have to say sorry to my friends when we don’t want to play the same games.


Some feedback from Sophia’s Mum: I enjoyed reading this book to Sophia. The illustrations gave us so much to chat about and the topic is so relevant to all the things she is learning about playing with her friends at nursery. This will definitely be a story we revisit when we need a gentle reminder about kindness and having our own interests!

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Sophia
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: princesses, playing with my dog and reading books
  • Dislikes: brown flowers and not going to nursery
  • Favourite Book: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Favourite Film: Moanna
  • Favourite Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star