The Gift by Michael Speechley is a very touching and empowering children’s picture book.
When Rosie sees an old house with an unloved garden she just knows someone lives there; even though everyone else thinks it is abandoned. Rosie believes the inhabitant is a lonely old woman so she sets out to find the right sort of gift to make her happy. It must be different, unusual and surprising she thinks.
A beautifully crafted book, filled with layered meaning, unexpected twists and a surprising ending. The Illustrations are powerful, adding drama and tension to the emotional journey Rosie takes. It is a Joy to read and leaves you with something to savour.
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