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The Things

Written & illustrated by Petronela Dostalova
Published by Child's Play
3.75 / 7.0
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Thing leads a simple life with its friends, Cactus and Moose the Shadow Puppet… until the day Thing sees Other Thing through the telescope! How will Thing react, and what will happen when Moose the Shadow Puppet suddenly disappears? A quirky story about how generosity, understanding and tolerance can lead to true friendship.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
3.5 / 7.0

This is a more odd and eccentric story, thought it has some fun, appealing aspects. I like how different and unique the book is, but it was a little too strange and disjointed for my liking.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.0 / 7.0

This is definitely a quirky story… and after having read it several times I can’t decide whether I like it or hate it. Having the characters be called “Things” kept tripping me up reading it aloud for some reason, which didn’t help.

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Who Wrote The Things

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Petronela Dostalova

Petronela Dostalova was born in the former Czechoslovakia. She grew up in a little village called Borsa where she was surrounded by woods and vineyards. At the age of eighteen Petronela decided to live and study in Suffolk where she received her Arts Degree. Soon after graduation she decided to enroll onto the MA Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She currently lives in scenic Tattingstone with her partner Dan and dog Haribo.

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Publication Date:
September 1, 2019

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