Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Bailey & Blanket - a bookwrap



Bailey and Blanket

by Emily House


* Ages:  3-5

* Grade Level:  PS-K

* Length:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Blue Dot Kids Press

* Pub. Date:  May 6, 2022

* ISBN-13:  9781737603221

* Language:  English

Editorial Reviews 

“A sweet story that proves love is the best security blanket.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Charming.... A great way to demonstrate resilience.” —Booklist

“A heartwarming tale of friendship, family, and imagination,... engaging illustrations... complement the story perfectly.” —School Library Connections

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book

Oh boy, baby Bailey finds his BFF from the get-go!  Bailey is tiny, in need of some warmth, and Blanket is a soft, cozy cover. They are a match made in heaven.  

Everywhere Bailey goes he takes his best buddy with him.  They are inseparable.  

One day the family goes down to the lake for a picnic.  Suddenly a dog snatches Blanket and tears off with it.  Bailey frantically tries to rescue his beloved friend and a tug-of-war ensues leaving Blanket in shreds on the ground.  Bailey is emotionally crushed.  He gathers up the tattered pieces and they head home.

That night poor Bailey lay face down on his pillow crying, lonely and sad.  Dad seeing his son's anguish makes a plan that he knows will bring back his son's happiness.  Can you guess what that plan might be?  

This heartfelt story with its lovely detailed illustrations is a story of love, caring, security, resilience and cleverness.   Kids will relate to this familiar theme whether they have a special relationship with a blanket or a specific toy that they love.  I like that the book features diverse characters.  I highly recommend "Bailey and Blanket." 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 



Meet the Author

"Hailing from Norfolk, England, I now live with my husband and two children near sunny (and often windy) Cape Town. 

I spend a lot of my time as an illustrator but also love putting pen to paper to write stories to go with my pictures."

My debut picture book, "Earth Takes a Break" is out now and I have a second one on the way in 2021.

Copious amounts of tea and the odd slice of cake help to grease the wheels of creativity."

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