Dappled Annie and the Tigrish

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Annie is good friends with Mr. and Mrs. Hedge, two of the hedges in the hedgerow next to her house. One day, her father, who works at the lighthouse, doesn’t come home at the right time. With her younger brother, Annie finds that the nests Mr. and Mrs. Hedge have been caring for have been blown away; the baby birds were also blown away. The Hedges get up to find the babies and the nests, so Annie has to go find her father, the birds, the nests, and now the Hedges too, accompanied by her little brother. She is helped by the Tigrish, a magical tiger with wings and warm, soft fur, who comforts and counsels her; however, when she reaches the lighthouse, she must save those she cares about with no one’s help but her own.

I liked how Annie takes care of her younger brother and loves her family, and understands young children. I liked how the book had a very sweet writing style. It was a gentle book, a feeling like something you would read aloud to small children. It is a good book for a young, sensitive audience, not too intense but engaging for that age group.

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Author Mary McCallum, Annie Hayward, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 138 pages
Publisher Gecko Press
Publish Date 01-Sep-2014
ISBN 9781877579950
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Issue November 2014
Category Tweens


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