Kid’s Book Review: Pea Pod Lullaby

Kid’s Book Review: Pea Pod Lullaby

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

This is beautifully illustrated, gentle story about being there for one another from author Glenda Millard and illustrator Stephen Michael King (Old Barn Books)

A mother and baby, a boy and a dog run for their lives. They meet a polar bear has come adrift from his Arctic home. When will they find land? Who will welcome them in?

In this big world we each need a safe place to call home and this adventure leaves scope for young minds to imagine and understand what home might look like for different people and how the characters can achieve their goals get by helping each other.

Pea Pod Lullaby
Glenda Millard

Glenda Millard is an Australian author of books for children of all ages. Her novel A Small Free Kiss in the Dark was the winner of the 2009 Queensland Premier’s Award for young adults, Honour Book in the 2010 CBCA awards for older readers, shortlisted for the 2010 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and included in the Honour List for the 2012 International Board of Books for Young People.

Stephen Michale King grew up like most children, apart from the fact that he had hearing loss. It made school a little difficult, but hearing loss opened his eyes to observing the world. He loved to draw and make things: scissors, sticky tape, glue, paper and pens were his preferred tools of communication; and story books were his window into language.


Book Review

This book was nice and it made me calm

This book was nice and it made me calm.
The pictures can tell a different story to the words. The story of the pictures was about the two children the mum and dog, they were sailing and it was windy and they rescued a polar bear. They shared the boat and food with him and they saw a whale family and then they said goodbye to the polar bear when they arrived at his house.Then they arrived at the shore and met their dad. I think was an exciting, adventurous story.

When my mum read the words to me it was nice because I could tell my own story from the pictures.

Mum says: I would recommend this book to all children especially if they love to tell their own stories.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Unaysa
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: Cycling, drawing pictures, art and crafts
  • Dislikes: monsters, ghost and cavities
  • Favourite Movie: Paw Patrol
  • Favourite Song: I'm a Little Teapot
  • Favourite Book: Fix it Duck by Jez Alborough