Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Littlest Viking by Alexandra Penfold

- Will His Size Hold Him Back From Making A Difference? -

The Littlest Viking, Sven, has the loudest cry, a fierce set of teeth, and an appetite that causes him to pillage food off his dad's plate. When he's not making noise, biting or eating, he spends hours listening to Viking stories. He even learns to share them, and when he does, other Vikings stop to listen.

But one day everything changes. Suddenly, no one has time for Sven or his stories. He discovers he is no longer the littlest; there is now a baby warrior princess! She is loud, sad, and not easily distracted from crying. When no one can stop the crying, Sven begins telling a story. It works! He is no longer the littlest Viking, but will his attitude change?

What Concerned Me:  Nothing

What I Liked Most:  This is not a new situation between siblings, but a Viking family will make it a little different and more fun, especially for boys.  Little Miss, Big Sis is very much the same type of story except that the older sibling is a girl and it is a modern-day setting. Both stories in no way illustrate jealousy by the older sibling, but rather pride and love. Each would make wonderful gifts for the older-sibling-to be.

Very nice illustrations that kids will appreciate.

Author: Alexandra Penfold
Illustrator: Isabel Roxas
Publisher:  Knopf Books for Young Readers (January 2018)

4 Stars

Love From PatPat
  • Approx Words:  259
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Pages: 40

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