Sunday, August 17, 2014

Little Naomi, Little chick by Avirama Golan & illustrated by Raaya Karas

I feel so blessed to be a reviewer for Eerdmans Books for Young Readers and trust that I will be able to bring my Chat With Vera readers my opinion on many of the Eerdmans Books in the future. Today we are looking at Little Naomi, Little Chick.

The delightful illustrations done in pen and ink drawings and watercolors is engaging and will capture the attention of the young child. The use of strong and soft colors and whimsy are truly a joy to behold.

Our lead character is Naomi and Naomi is about to start school. Naomi seems to live on a farm - at least there are critters there and these critters include "Little Chick." Little Chick is obviously a favorite of Naomi's since she has a picture of Little Chick hanging on her bedroom wall. The story flows from the start of the day as Naomi awakens and readies for school. Then leaves for school and goes throughout the day at school. But Little Chick does none of this.

Each activity Naomi does, in detail, ends with the line..... "But not Little Chick." However, the illustrations show that Little Chick is active doing things with the other critters and seemingly happy doing so.
I see the story being used to show a young child that while they must leave their familiar toys, critters, and surroundings that there are things going on with what has been left behind. It shows the young child that the world does not necessarily revolve around what they (they young child) is busy doing at the moment.

A sweet picture story book and one I can recommend.

DISCLOSURE:  I received a complimentary copy from Eerdmans Books for Young Readers in exchange for a review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I received no compensation for this review.


  1. This would be darling for any child. Such cute graphics and artistry too!

  2. This book looks adorable! I really like the illustrations! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! Hope you have a great week!

  3. I am researching children's picture books, retired and wanted to do this for a long
    time, this is one of my favorites and I have read about 3,300 books to date, the
    story is wonderful and the illustration are adorable, hope there will be another one
    in the future soon. A/G


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