Bedtime storytelling is one of the best ways to bond with my kids. Not surprisingly, I am the storyteller on most nights but recently, I'm relieved and happy to see that big sister can now read to the little one and it's truly a heartwarming feeling to see them share these sweet moments.
Remember Tibby, the unusual bunny who has tiger stripes on his fur, likes to pounce and hop, and roar and squeak (read our review of the first book here)? I love how it teaches us that there is no need to try to change your appearance or behaviour just so you will be liked by your friends, and that you have to learn to accept yourself first before others can accept you.
The wind carries her higher and higher into the sky and she disappears into the clouds, leaving Tibby to wonder if his friend will ever come back to him. What happens in the end? I'll leave that for you to find out.
What I love about this second book is how it emphasizes on true friendship and keeps it simple yet succinct through the pair of friends. It teaches us that we should accept our peers for who they are and that true friends will help each other to realise their dreams and achieve the impossible.
It also reminds us that perseverance pays off, that life doesn't end when dreams have to end (sometimes, you just need a different dream to keep you going) and that kindness begets kindness. Just like the first book, we also love the striking and adorable illustrations that add life to the characters.
I have a feeling we'll be hearing about Tibby and Duckie aplenty during our bedtime storytelling, but seeing how it delights the kids, I really wouldn't mind.
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Tibby and Duckie is available in:
– Times Bookstores
– MPH Bookstores
– Tango Mango Books and Gifts (Tanglin Mall)
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About the author
Emily Lim is an award-winning children's book author who was inflicted with a rare voice disorder and subsequently found her voice through her books. She draws inspiration from her coping journey and sees her books as small beginnings towards a larger purpose of inspiring both children and adult to find meaning in their lives. More of her story on her blog.
Disclosure: We received a copy of Tibby and Duckie for review purpose. All opinions are our own.