Kid’s Book Review: Peace on Earth

Kid’s Book Review: Peace on Earth

About the Book and Author

This gentle, loving story is about friendship. It demonstrates how even the best of friends experience ups and downs at times. No journey is even entirely smooth but with efforts to reach a mutual understanding a deeper harmony can be achieved. The accompanying artwork by David Litchfield is magical and dreamy.

A happy band of friends journey together, but dark clouds threaten their friendship and they lose their way in a story that starts in the safety of the happy and familiar, then goes on to explore the difficulty of discord and hurt; what it means to lose and find peace again; the bravery it takes to be a peace-maker; and the jubilance that peace ushers in. F

Peace on Earth
Smriti Halls portrait

Smriti Halls is an award-winning, critically acclaimed children’s author. Since publication of her first picture book in 2012, she has had a U.S. number 1 bestseller and been published in more than 30 languages, from Arabic to Afrikaans and from Catalan to Korean.

David Litchfield  first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones ‘mash up’ comics for his older brother and sister. Since then David’s work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts. He has also exhibited his illustrations in both solo and group shows in the U.K, Europe and America.

Book Review

I really liked this book because of the way the words rhymed

Winter: I really liked this book because of the way the words rhymed and there were lots of colourful pictures of people animals trees and seasons. When me and mum spoke about what the story was about I said, it was about being happy but when someone isn’t nice to you it can hurt your feelings. I liked reading this book with mum as the end reminded me being with mum.

Mum: A warm, colourful book sending the message of what happens when you are negative towards somebody or something. The illustrations were beautiful throughout the whole book. And aimed at the right age the message is clear, written in rhyme and short amounts of text on each page were just enough, to encourage talks about people’s feelings. A lovely read.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Winter
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: Make-up, dresses and baking
  • Dislikes: The Grinch and hiccups
  • Favourite Book: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Favourite Film: Tangled
  • Favourite Song: Green Green Grass by George Ezra