Hope

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 29 Aug 2019

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A sweet story about hope in trying circumstance. Finn's dog Comet is sick and can't get out of bed. I loved the relationship between Finn and his dad and the illustrations are just beautiful.

Thank you to Quarto for letting me read this. All opinions are my own.
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"Hope" by Corrinne Averiss and Sébastien Pelon is a cute children's book that teaches kids the power of hope. It is a story about a boy and his sick dog. His dad comforts him in his fears and teaches him to hope for his dog despite how it might seem.

This is a good book for kids who might have a pet or a parent or grandparent who is sick and may or may not recover. It doesn't sugar-coat things but it gives kids a way to look forward even when they are scared.

The pictures and illustrations in the book are also very beautiful and unique to go along with the story.

I received this eBook free of charge from Quarto Publishing Group - words & pictures via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.
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A cute story about the hope from a little boy Finn when his dog Comet becomes ill and has to spend the night at the vets. 

Finns dad gave him a torch (flashlight) and keep hope in his heart for Comet. He sent his hope out into the night and the sky came to life with light. 

I love the illustrations in this book. They were very cute and I loved the colors used.
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Cute story about hope and a sick pet. Beautifully illustrated this story can help talk about both subject (hope and sick pet) if some situation in your child life make it useful to. Simple but well executed!
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I loved Comet from the first page.

This is indeed a book based on words and pictures. Few words and careful illustrations that carried 100 times the tone, pitch and emotion of this wonderful story.

Comet is a dog who loves Finn.
Finn is a small boy who adores Comet.

Not sure who takes who for a walk.
Not sure how kids can play when a big lump of a dog plonks himself down wherever he wants.
Not sure a play tent was designed for a large hound who wants to share every space with their owner even though they have a perfectly comfy bed of their own.

Certain there is no fun when your dog can’t go out for a walk.
Convinced their is no joy playing on one’s own even though nothing gets spoilt or knocked over.
Sure there is emptiness and too much space when your dog has to be kept at the vets.

Emotions run deep in this story.
What good is love when it just breaks your heart and cries out that you miss your pet.
What good is happiness when you have no-one to laugh with and cuddle of your arms cam get round his neck.
What is left.

Then Dad introduces hope.........

A terrific story that works on so many levels and teaches numerous life lessons. Hope is given some tangible form but remains a concept to Finn. He learns to weep and laugh; to remember and dream of better times but he never gives up HOPE.

Don’t know why everyone does not like emotional stuff in books for kids. This is pitched just right and you know children are far more pragmatic than us soppy adults. Life is for living. Walking can incur falls, embarrassment and some physical pain but children were born to live, walk and fly.
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Wow! This is a beautiful book with a powerful message. In a world full of disappointment and heartache, it is important to teach children about hope. I loved the illustration of hope being like leaving a little light on when all around is dark, very powerful.
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