Here you can find a selection of reviews and comments from children’s literature reviewers, bloggers, Instagram book lovers and more. If you’d like to add a review of your own, we’d love to hear from you!

Hallo! reviewed by bookblogger Steffi V.

“I find it very interesting, especially for the kids, to show that it is not a matter of course that the refrigerator is full, that you have so many toys or clothes and you just have a roof over your head. There are so many people and children who don’t have all of this …”

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Review at IBBY UK

“an unusual picture book. It does not appear to have a story, but as the numbers move up the story is there to be supplied by the reader. This is a book to share to open discussion whether in a classroom or home.”

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Enthusiastic review on Buzz Words book blog

“… a refreshingly modern take on a traditional concept book, (and) tugs at the heartstrings with every turn of the page. Children of all ages will be compelled to return to this book again and again, as they shift from the pure joy of learning how to count, towards an understanding of complex ideas such as migration, inclusivity, and compassion.”

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Sharing the shelf – review on Instagram

“A great way to start a conversation with children about what a refugee is and to explore, with accompanying conversation, how to understand something they may have seen or heard about, equipping them with the skills to develop the empathy that is so desperately needed in these conversations.”

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First Australian review by @flisatfun on Instagram

“This counting book by Hollis Kurman with illustrations by Barroux is a poignant book that centres on themes of migration, refugees and inclusivity…Not only is this beautifully illustrated, it educates children in a number of ways and is a great addition to an inclusive bookshelf.”

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Dutch NBD Biblion review

“Special picture book about helping refugees while learning to count from 1 to 10. In the first spread, a mother and her young children are fleeing a war situation. The reader is succinctly introduced to what is happening but at the same time offered hope and direction.”

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