"a captivating children’s storybook "
When Cherry Lost Terry by Penny Phillips and illustrated by Clare Mallison is a captivating children’s storybook written in limericks, with elaborate illustrations. The story opens with Anne the Antelope looking out to sea through her binoculars. This creates expectancy. What does she see? She and Billy Badger set off to investigate in his boat. Cherry the Cat jumps onto their boat from a passing ferry. She is searching for her friend, Terry, who fell overboard. We are kept guessing as to Terry's identity. We get a few clues along the way as we meet more and more animals who help in the search. The animal’s names charmingly all begin with the same letter as their animal species. They work together to help Cherry, which teaches children about helping others. The illustrations are gentle with restful colours and expressive animal faces. By the end of the book, it is night-time, Terry has been found and all the animals go to sleep. They are promised another adventure with Wayne the Whale the following day. Children, and those reading to them, will love the way the clever rhymes flow. The beautiful animal illustrations are also praise-worthy and will encourage discussion about animals.
Susan Gibbs, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador
A beautifully and realistically illustrated bedtime story for young children.
A beautifully and realistically illustrated bedtime story for young children. The use of alliterative animal names will get children guessing and becoming more involved in this story written in rhyming limerick poetry. This book takes you on a journey through a variety of landscapes, keeps you guessing as to what animal Terry is and sends a positive message about helping others regardless as to what they are.... Read Full Review
An absolutely lovely book.
An absolutely lovely book. The rhymes flowed nicely and the illustrations gave my granddaughter & me plenty to talk about.... Read Full Review
No better story just before bed!
A Cat called Cherry loses her Tiger friend called Terry.
So begins an alphabetical animal journey to find him.
With delightful drawings and all told in rhyme
Will poor lost Terry be found in time
Naming the animals from A to Z
No better story just before bed!... Read Full Review