Book Review, Early Reader

The Long Way Home by Corrinne Averiss & illustrated by Kristyna Litten

The Long Way Home is a beautiful, hardcover, early reader book for children who are just taking their first steps into longer stories. Each page is overflowing with gorgeous, soft colour. Kristyna Litten’s warm illustrations are full of personality and the wonderful relationship between the young elephant and his grandmother shines through.

Otto and Nanu love spending time together. Mama and Pops are busy with Otto’s baby sister so he needs his grandmother’s attention more than ever. Otto is a born explorer and always curious. Nanu is brave and bold but is also getting old and a bit forgetful. Luckily, she has taught Otto everything he knows about going on adventures.

One day, the two elephants set off on a climbing adventure to the top of Lion Mountain. Along the way, Nanu gets confused and forgets where they are. It’s up to Otto to take charge and lead them home.

The Long Way Home is a lovely story of sharing experiences and building memories. The little elephant realises that he and his grandmother need to look after each other. Young readers are sure to relate to the experience of an aging grandparent and how activities and roles adapt over time. What never changes is the love they share.

Thank you to Little Tiger Press for this beautiful book!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Waterstones.

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