Shelf Life: Never Turn The Page Too Soon by Leslie R Henderson

Entertaining And Cleverly Done

Shelf Life: Never Turn The Page Too Soon by Leslie R Henderson is a marvellous new series for children aged eight years and over.

The story is about books in a bookstore who come to life as the shop shuts. They all have their own unique personalities.

I found the whole story engaging, well thought out and well executed. It was extremely witty with a very clever play on words that might go over the heads of children but adults will love it. I kept muttering ‘oh that is good’, ‘oh that is so clever’ in my head!

We see the hurt and pain that isolation brings to a character and also the dangers of being led along blindly. There is much joy and rejoicing when a character finally finds the place in life where he is meant to be.

Shelf Life was a fabulous, entertaining read which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am looking forward to the subsequent books.

I think Shelf Life would translate perfectly into a Pixar movie – any producers out there please take note. The associated merchandise would be wonderful for our children – imagine our little ones being able to take a cuddly Little Book to bed to cuddle.

I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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