Regular readers of my blog might remember that I was lucky enough to visit a selection of libraries in South Wales as part of their Summer of Fun campaign.
One was Torfaen Library where I met Bettina Robinson who shared Call Me Lion with her Chatterbooks Group. For those of you who don't know, Chatterbooks is an amazing initiative run by libraries that sets up children's book groups. It is an absolute honour as a Children's Author to have my book selected as the readers choice by the Torfaen Chatterbooks Group. Added to this I have also been sent these fabulous reviews
WARNING: Before you read there is a spoiler alert in one review.
Reviews for Call Me Lion – Camilla Chester
“This book is very pleasant, and also very unforgettable… It’s about a kid who finds it difficult to speak, but there’s so much more to him. So many thoughts come into his mind, wisdom, smartness, but no-one seems to understand him. But when someone new moves next door, things might change…
The book was heart-warming, and a very different book to what I would usually pick up. But the premise of this book was so intriguing and original, it was unavoidable to pick up.
A very warm and enchanting read. Yes, it is maybe a change of taste compared to the other books I have read, but it’s fantastic! I give it four and a half stars.” Santino 11
‘This was the best book I’ve ever read!’ Naomi 8
‘I really appreciated this book as my younger brother has selective mutism too’ Olivia 10
‘I liked this book, about a boy with selective mutism trying to make friends. My favourite part is when Richa tells Leo that she can’t read or write. I liked all of the characters; I don’t have a favourite. 4 out of 5 stars Josh 8
I loved this book, it was very interesting to read as I had never heard of selective mutism before. I loved the content and the style of writing. It is about friendship and happiness and a boy called Leo who has selective mutism. My favourite character is Richa because she is a really good friend to Leo and is a great dancer. My favourite part of the book is when Richa reveals her secret and Leo helps her to learn. I also love it when they find a good way to communicate. 4.5 out of 5 Megan 11
How wonderful are they?!
Thank you so much to Santino, Naomi, Olivia, Josh and Megan and of course Bettina for your wonderful words and kindness. Now your reviews are on my blog you officially part of my journey. I'm so glad you enjoyed Call Me Lion as much as you did. All the best to you all and KEEP READING!
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