Bocchi and Pocchi and the Bird by Noriko Matsubara
|Bocchi and Pocchi and the Bird by Noriko Matsubara|
|Category: For Sharing|
|Reviewer: Zoe Morris|
|Summary: A simple book about two socks and their friends|
|Buy? Maybe||Borrow? Maybe|
|Pages: 32||Date: May 2014|
|Publisher: Troika Books|
Bocchi and Pocchi are a pair of fluffy, colourful socks, and the leads in this book. I suppose talking socks is no different from talking monkeys or talking robots or aliens. This a book for pre-schoolers. Anything goes. And it's not like they're not happy, friendly, helpful socks.
One day they're out walking and they stumble across a bird who has fallen from her nest. It's very high up in the tree, but can Bocchi and Pocchi and their friends help? This is a book about imagination, inventive problem solving and friendship. It's simple, obviously, but that doesn't matter since it follows a tried and tested formula, in this case a few botched or unsuccessful attempts and then a resolution, of sorts.
There's nothing wrong with this book. It's bright. It's cheerful. The language is simple and straightforward. There’s a surprising, yet happy ending. And yet, I don't know. There’s something missing. There are so many exciting books for this age group that are alive with buzz and magic, and this one just seemed a bit plain and simple in comparison. Something about it just didn't light a fire under me.
I'd like to thank the publishers for sending us a copy to review.
For this age group, the new The Flying Bath by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts is an ace, bubbly book.
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