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The Thing

(Edmond et ses amis #3)

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Edmund and George Owl confront a terrifying, glossy-haired, beak-mouthed Thing!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Enchanted Lion Books
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Robin Stevens
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A really lovely and beautifully illustrated picture book about the importance of looking beyond appearances and trying to understand instead of fear difference. (2+)

*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*
Zaz
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Album agréable, surtout sur le plan artistique avec de jolis dessins et des petits détails à regarder. L'histoire est concise, mais aborde une thématique intéressante un peu difficile à traiter, même si le format album s'y prête bien de manière générale : la peur de la différence. On comprend bien les sentiments des animaux et, par ses actions, le hibou apporte vraiment une valeur ajoutée. Quant à la chose, on reste un peu sur notre faim, le mystère ne se désépaississant pas.
Hannah
EDMOND: THE THING is just the book we all need right now. From sharing cookies to building bridges, this delightful tale of two friends opening up to someone different shows readers that kindness is far more powerful than fear.
Tina Hoggatt
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Enjoyable though wordy and pressed a bit on the lesson of the story. Marc Boutavant's illustrations are always a treat.
Lukas Holmes
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great art. My kids really enjoyed.
Joanne Zienty
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Clever look at fear of "the other" and the unknown, but the ending leaves one wanting more.
Deltora
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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A very sweet and colorful story about not judging people on appearances.
10/10 recommend
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Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a silly story about friendship and fear of the unknown. I liked the story line a lot, but felt that the book's design did not do the story justice.
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This is the story of Edmond, a squirrel, and George, an owl, who one day discover a creature they’re unfamiliar with and call it the Thing. Because this is such a strange and unknown creature to them, they become scared.

This fear pushes Edmond and George to flee and later George puts up a sign forbidding the Thing from trespassing. The sign made me feel really bad for the Thing and I’m actually a little disappointed the authors included that passage since it’s such a sudden and extreme action.

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