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Hector and the Time Machine

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An interesting and informative story told by Hector, a dog born in Vienna in 1939, who witnessed World War II. Hector and Suzy, a young girl, accidentally end up travelling forward in time to 2020 to a number of countries: China, Australia, America, England, India and Poland. Hector meets many different animals and learns through them about their countries' histories, disasters, cultures, celebrations and cuisine. Through his adventures, the reader learns about the 2020 pandemic, climate change, Black Lives Matter and, thereby, invites children to discuss these subjects and to ask questions. The end of the book is especially poignant as Hector questions the point of war when it doesn't change things for the better, animal suffering due to human actions (pollution, climate change and eating animals) and multiculturalism. (Additionally, I feel that the illustrations are somewhat cartoonish and may put off older primary school children even though they would benefit from reading this book.) 

Jill Barton, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador

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