Book Review, Picture Books

Stories of Acceptance from Owlet Press

Marney’s Mix-Up by Jane Rushmore & illustrated by Sally Darby

It’s autumn and the squirrels are busy collecting nuts and acorns to store for winter. It’s Marney the grey squirrel’s first year gathering his own food and it’s trickier than he expected. While he’s out on his own, he spots a frightening monster in the park who speaks a strange language . No one knows who or what the creature could be. Marney learns an important lesson about not jumping to conclusions and accepting others even if they look different. It doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside; there are so many ways we’re all the same on the inside.

What Wesley Wore by Samuel Langley-Swain & illustrated by Ryan Sonderegger

In Westburrow Wood, all the weasels are expected to follow the rules – there is no room for anyone to be different. Wesley decides he needs to be true to himself and dress in the bold and bright clothing he loves. He is faced with bullying and heartache. Finally, he decides he must leave the community to find a place where he truly belongs. The other weasels realise what they’ve done and learn that being open-minded and accepting is more important than everyone being the same. Maybe some rules are meant to be broken – or shouldn’t even exist in the first place. Readers will see that kindness, acceptance and being true to yourself is so important.


Thank you to Owlet Press for these fun books with such an important message.

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