Book Review – Almost Anything

Written and Illustrated by Sophy Henn

“It was the sort of day doing almost anything and everyone was busy with this and busy with that. Everyone except George. George didn’t think he could do this or that… So George did nothing.”

Sophy Henn

George is a sweet little white rabbit – that wants to do everything… but doesn’t think he can.

Poor Georgy

‘Almost Anything’ is a wonderful story about growing confidence and trying new things. Everyone is doing fun things, but George doesn’t think he can, so sits by and watches instead.

All his woodland friends try to encourage him, but he doesn’t even want to try. That is until the bear, who is as smart as she is old, comes along and has something that will help him be magical.

I absolutely loved this book – the inspiring story is just beautiful to read. I think we can all relate to a time in our life where we wanted to try something, but didn’t, because we felt we couldn’t. Maybe we needed a little reminder that we have all have a bit of magic in us.

The illustrations in this book are stunning – the different background colours made every turn a delight. The creatures hanging around in the background doing fun activities were nice touches. I loved sketchy hand painted feel to it all.

This is a book that all children will love – and is perfect for a shy child who needs some motivation to get out of their comfort zone.

To see more from this author-illustrator, you can check out her website here.

Title: Almost Anything

Author/Illustrator: Sophy Henn

Publisher: Puffin Books

Published: 2018

Ages: 3+


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