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Little Echo

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Little Echo is award-winning illustrator Al Rodin’s debut book. It’s a precious story about companionship and overcoming fears. It’s also a tale of hope and will. The characters are adorable, and the illustrations are spectacular.

It is such a delightful read and would make a good bedtime story. It teaches one to find that own courage to be themselves especially with the right friends. I love how Echo is represented as a mouse who finds its courage to voice its big thoughts.I like the way Max and Little Echo accept each other and work together--as any good adventure team would. The maze of tunnels is especially fun to follow and identify critters and what some are doing. The illustrations are in a unique and interesting to look at. I love the underground cross section that shows you the caves and tunnels, you see bats hanging upside down reading, bees enjoying a glass of something, and in my favourite cave, some fox-like creatures are sprawled on the floor doing some drawing!

What a cute book that sets about to explain to small children what is an echo and how it works. Now obviously there is no such thing as a Little Echo, but to small children it is a super cute way to introduce them to echoes and when they get older they will learn what really causes those repeated sounds, but for now this is charming. The author/illustrator, Al Rodin, is not the best at drawing (in my opinion), but his creativity and use of texture is delightful!Thank you Penguin Random House Canada, Tundra Books and Netgalley for blessing me with this eARC in exchange for a honest review.

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