#blogbookaday: Petra

15 Apr

PetraSummary:  “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!” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Petra is a huge, unmovable mountain, until she gets scooped up by a dog which goes to show just how small she really is. Soon she’s off on an adventure becoming an egg, an island and even a pet rock! I absolutely adored Petra’s facial expression, especially as she got more and more frustrated with what was happening to her. This is an adorable story about accepting where you are and imagining the possibilities for tomorrow!

Personal Reaction: I was surprised to see that this was a translation because it translated so smoothly into English. Sometimes books written in other languages don’t translate well do to idioms and the like. But, I loved this little book all about perspective and going with the flow.

Title: Petra
Author: Marianna Coppo
Illustrator: Marianna Coppo
Publisher: Tundra Books
Publication Date: February 6, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


One Response to “#blogbookaday: Petra”

  1. marandarussell April 15, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

    This sounds quite original.

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