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Eleanor’s Eyebrows #PictureBookReview 16

Author: Timothy Knapman

Illustrator: David Tazzyman

Age group – 3 – 6 years

The Story –

Eleanor’s eyebrows is a story of a girl, Eleanor, who has no respect for her eyebrows. Her eyebrows, hence angered, decide to leave her face for some place where they would feel valued and loved. The eyebrows then explore living in a Butterfly Zoo with caterpillars (who are silly, scruffy and hairy just like them), becoming a magician’s moustache, hand warmers for lady beetles, false legs for an ant who liked pretending to be a spider and tyres on a stick insect’s motorbike. However, nothing works for long.

Meanwhile, Eleanor’s life carries on as usual without a difference until one day her granny comes to visit. Granny gives one look at her, screams and runs away. This causes Eleanor to suddenly take notice of eyebrows everywhere. She starts missing her own and in one part of the world, her eyebrows were already missing her. In the end, the eyebrows return to take their place on her face while she is asleep. And finally, she understands they are there to make her happy.

My review –

Eleanor’s eyebrows is a highly imaginative and funny book. The idea of eyebrows leaving one’s face is hilarious. The description of separate journeys of Eleanor and her eyebrows is interesting and much fodder for laughter. The illustrations are comical staying true to the narrative.

In all its humour, this book also brings a child to appreciate the different bits of his/her face.

My verdict –

You must definitely read this book with your children to enjoy a good laugh together.

This review was first published on BabyChakra.

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