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Jane’s Blanket by Arthur Miller

Title: Jane’s BlanketJane's Blanket

Author: Arthur Miller

Illustrator: Al Parker

Publisher: Dover Publications

Published: July 15th, 2015

Rating: 3.5/5

This is a reprint of the original which was published in 1963 and it is delightful! It tells the story of Jane and her baby blanket. The illustrations are all sketches where the only colour (other than black and white) is the pink blanket. It shares some of the things Jane used to do with the blanket as she grew from being a baby to school age, showing how as she grew bigger the much loved blanket grew smaller. Initially Jane is reluctant to let her old tattered blanket go until a bluebird started to use threads from it to line her nest.

This is a sweet book, one that may well end up being as treasured as Jane’s beloved blanket. It could easily be read with children who are a similar age to Jane towards the end of the story – an age when they are beginning to outgrow their own blanket or baby toys. It could help reassure children that this is just part of growing up and not meant to upset them. It is a lovely, if old fashioned, book and one that will stay in the memories of those who hear or read it as a child.

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk           amazon.com          barnes and noble

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