Tuesday, January 14, 2020

What's Up Maloo? - a bookwrap


What’s Up, Maloo?

* Ages:  3-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Series:  Maloo and Friends
* Hardcover:  40 pages
* Publisher:  Tundra Books
 * Language:  English


“Provides quiet assurance to those who recognize this feeling as well as a model for supporting a friend.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Godbout leaves room for readers to interpret Maloo’s story in a way that resonates with their own experience or with that of someone they know.” –Quill & Quire

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The Book

Poor Maloo has lost the spring in his jump and can only step, step, step.  He becomes sad and despondent.  Where can his hop be, and more importantly, how can he get it back?  After all he is the greatest hopper around and now it's gone.  Oh my!

His friends rally around him and try to encourage and support him through his difficult time.  Are they able to help him regain his confidence and restore the spring in his step?  

The message of the book is simple and positive.  It applies to all ages really.  Anyone that deals with depression or anxiety can certainly relate.  "What's Up Maloo?" emphasizes the importance of friendship and being there for one another in times of need.  With a little help from his friends will Maloo bounce back and become his old self once more?  

The illustrations are adorable and filled with colour, emotion and action.  This is Geneviève Godbout's debut book as both the author and the illustrator.  I highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5+++HUGS!!!!!

Meet the author/illustrator

Born and raised in Quebec, GENEVIÈVE GODBOUT studied traditional animation in Montreal and at the prestigious Gobelins school in Paris. She is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including The Pink Umbrella, When Santa Was a Baby, Kindergarten Luck (Chronicle) and Joseph Fipps (Enchanted Lion). Some of her clients include The Walt Disney Company, Chronicle, HMH, Flammarion, Bayard, Les éditions Milan and La Pastèque. She also works for clothing designers like Nadinoo and Mrs. Pomeranz, creating illustrations and prints for their collections.

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