Author: Marianna Coppo
Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book
Publisher: Tundra Books (Penguin Random House)
Date published: February 6, 2018
A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
The humorous adventures of an irresistible little rock who finds herself in constantly changing circumstances, Petra is a picture book that celebrates the power of perspective and believing in yourself.
Petra is a little rock who believes she is a mighty mountain . . . until a dog fetches her for its owner, and she is tossed into a bird’s nest. A mountain? No, Petra is now an egg! An egg of the world in a world of possibility. Until she’s flung into a pond, and becomes an amazing island . . . and, eventually, a little girl’s pet rock. What will she be tomorrow? Who knows? But she’s a rock, and this is how she rolls!
– My Review –
This book was one of the most adorable books that I have ever read! It was short and sweet, the art was very pleasant, and there was also a good amount of humour! Actually, I found this book to be quite funny. There’s definitely something in this book for for readers of all ages. I found it to be cute, and enjoyable, and I also like that there is a hardcover option, considering that it’s a children’s book, and kids can be quite rough on their books.
As I mentioned, the art was really nice. It’s very simple, but I love the colours that were used, and just the overall style and layout. There is also an underlying message in the story of Petra. So, this book definitely made me think about perspective, and how important such a lesson might be for a child (or even an adult). It stayed on my mind for quite some time after reading it, so Petra definitely stuck with me for that reason, as well as its cuteness, and overall pleasant aesthetic. I definitely recommend this book to readers of all ages, it’s cute, nice to look at, and thought-provoking.
– About the Author –
Marianna Coppo is an author/illustrator from Italy. She studied editorial illustration at MiMaster in Milan, and now focuses on freelance illustration in Rome. She is one of the curators of Tentacoli, an independent label which specializes in fanzines and handmade products. Petra is her first picture book.
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