The Goblin Baby: A Book Review

The Goblin Baby: A Book Review

By Brenda Hyde

The Goblin Baby

by Lauren Mills

Dial Books for Young Readers

Children love fairies, gnomes and pixies. I love reading stories about them because I have always taught my kids about plants, flowers and bugs-to enjoy them, and appreciate them. Their imaginations soar after we read a book like The Goblin Baby. Could those wrinkled new babies possibly be goblin don't think so, but...

The illustrations in The Goblin Baby are soft and beautiful. The words are gentle, and the story is utterly charming. Amanda has a new brother, which is taking up much of her mother's time. We learn several lessons in this wonderful book. We learn patience, and we learn that all is not what it seems. We must be gentle to all of the creatures around us. As Amanda learns to give her little brother a chance, she teaches her garden friends, the gnomes, to be gentle to toads. They later find out some startling news about the toads they had been teasing!

I loved reading this book to my children, who are 2 1/2, 8 and 9 years old. It's the quietest they've been in a very long time during story time as they shared in the special world Lauren Mills created in The Goblin Baby.

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