Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Adelaide's Secret World by Elise Hurst - ESSENTIAL

Hurst, Elise Adelaide’s Secret World, PICTURE BOOK, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2018. $16. Content: G

Adelaide is shy and keeps herself apart from others. Even though she lives in a vibrant city full of many curiosities, she watches instead of joining in. One day she notices someone who could be a true friend. Panicked she runs away, but later she reconsiders and tries to find a way to connect.

Gorgeous illustrations are the perfect companion to a sweet story. Themes of loneliness, the difficulty in connecting, and the rewards of taking a risk are all successfully communicated. Young readers will appreciate the beautiful pictures, which are stronger than the writing, but will respond to the lovely tale of a rabbit who wants to find a friend.



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