Sunday, 19 October 2014

Picture book review : A Scarf And A Half - Amanda Brandon & Catalina Echeverri

We've been discovering lots of great new picture books here at The Madhouse this month and our latest read was A Scarf and a Half by Amanda Brandon & Catalina Echeverri.

It's Lionel the sheep's birthday and his Granny has knitted him a scarf, but it turns out so long that it gets in the way and stops him from playing. He's rather disappointed and a little disgruntled until his friends at the farm come up with loads of new fun and exciting ways of using the "scarf and a half" in their games.

It's a great message about every cloud having a silver lining and always looking at the positives in every situation, as well as using your imagination and creativity to have fun with very little. (Junk modelling would be a great follow-on activity so I think we'll have a read-and-play session during the holidays.)

The cute, colourful illustrations are packed with detail and really bring the story to life. 

star rating : 4.5/5

RRP : £6.99

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Maverick Arts Publishing (28 Sep 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848861168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848861169
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 25.6 x 0.4 cm

Disclosure : We received the book in order to write an honest review.

Other reviews you may be interested in :

Picture book review : Yuck! Said The Yak - Alex English & Emma Levey


  1. Sounds a Wonderful book. My philosophy is to always try to look on the bright side etc.

    Also a gift should be appreciated :- "It is the thought (goodwill) which counts".

    Rachel Craig

  2. This looks nice. I should start getting a couple of books in for the season.