Saturday, 13 September 2014

{Review} On Sudden Hill by Linda Sarah and Benji Davies

Posted by Donna
Release Date: 28th August, 2014
Finished Date: 23rd August, 2014
Publishers: Simon and Schuster
Genre: Children's picture book 
Ages: 3-6 years
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Birt and Etho are best friends. Together they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But then a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too. Etho is happy to welcome him. Birt isn't so sure. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far...A compelling story about accepting someone new, from the Benji Davies, the bestselling illustrator of The Storm Whale.

The Review: Birt and Etho are best friends. They play together every day on Sudden Hill, making adventures out of cardboard boxes, but one day when the new boy Shu joins them Birt and Etho's friendship changes because Birt doesn't want anyone new to join. With Etho welcoming Shu, his friendship with Birt is pushed aside when Birt refuses to play with them. But Etho and Shu have a plan to get Birt to come and play.

On Sudden Hill is a wonderful short story about friendship and learning to share with others. I love stories that have realistic meanings behind them because it's always great to share that with children. In this case, I read the story with my daughter and she quickly caught on to the problems that were to be appearing in the story. She knew that all the characters had to play together and I enjoyed watching her catch on so quickly. I think what appealed so much about this story was that it wasn't just written like a normal story but more of a poem. It was definitely something different to read with my daughter and it's something we both really enjoyed. 

In all, On Sudden Hill is a great story that will teach your children the meaning of true friendship and as well as introducing them to something a little different. 

Thank you to  for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Cali Willette said...

Great review. This is a great book for my little cousin. <3