Kids Review: Gloria's Porridge (Elizabeth Laird)
About This Book:
Gloria is making a delicious porridge, but she's too hungry to share it with the cat. When Gloria goes to fetch some water, cat eats all the porridge . Angry Gloria shakes her spoon at the cat, and the scared cat runs away, starting a chaos around her. A retelling of an Ethiopian folktale by acclaimed author, Elizabeth Laird.
*Review Contributed by Olivia Farr, Staff Reviewer*
What I loved: The story has a great sequence of events that will appeal to young children who appreciate building stories. The animals are also a fun touch. The simple messages of sharing and pausing to re-evaluate in chaos will speak to young readers. Colorful illustrations help to convey the story.
What left me wanting more: As a small point, I would have liked more expansion on the side characters and to better understand the change of heart.
Final verdict: GLORIA'S PORRIDGE is a cute and simple picture book about sharing and sequential events.
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