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Imagine - Patricia Forde, ill. by Elina Braslina

This is a delightful picture book looking at the fears and worries of a little girl, and her wonderful granny's answers to them. From spooky ghosts vanquished by the thought of them wearing hats and eating ice-cream, fears are mooted then banished on the next page in creative ways that make the reader laugh out loud along with the girl as she realises things aren't quite so scary when granny is there. Even the biggest fear of all - granny not being there one day - is dealt with in a careful, thoughtful manner that will reassure those younger readers who may share such concerns.

A lovely book to read and discuss, beautifully illustrated with lively, funny images throughout from Elina Braslina.

Thanks to Little Island for the review copy of this book - look them up at https://littleisland.ie/ or follow them on Twitter: @LittleIslandBks

Author Patricia Forde is on Twitter as @PatriciaForde1 and her website is patriciaforde.ie

Illustrator Elina Braslina is on Twitter as @elinabraslina and her website is elinabraslina.com

Review by Rich Simpson (@richreadalot on Twitter and Instagram) February 2021

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