Today I’m sharing my Refuge Book Review. Last week, Nosy Crow published an amazing book, called Refuge by Anne Booth and illustrated by Sam Usher. It has been published to help the children of Syria.

Refuge Book Review

Refuge Book Review

Nosy Crow boss, Kate Wilson was looking for a way to offer a little help to the Syrian Refugees… When Anne Booth’s manuscript arrived on her desk, Kate knew what had to be done. With beautiful illustrations from Sam Usher, the book was put together and available to buy just 7 weeks after the manuscript arrived on Kate’s desk.

This book tells the Christmas Story from the Donkey’s perspective, and it is very poignant at the moment. The story reminds us how Mary, Joseph and Jesus had to flee Bethlehem and take refuge in Egypt to keep safe.

Refuge Book Review - pages

Given what is happening in Syria at the moment, I read this story with a lump in my throat. It really humbled me to hear that Nosy Crow won’t make any money on the sale of this book. For every copy sold (at £7.99), £5 will go straight to War Child – a registered charity which helps children caught up in war. The money will help War Child to care for Syrian refugee children and their families in camps, and other children who are displaced, orphaned and suffering as a result of war too.

Others Thoughts

The Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, has called Refuge… “An important Christmas book.” He says it is “a book to share with a lump in your throat and an ache in your heart. Until the beauty and hope of the very last page.” I agree, and I hope you will too.

This hardback book measures 17x21cm and is aimed at children aged 2-5 years old. I think older children will learn a lot from this story too though. The book can be a useful tool for teaching our children about refugees, and how we should help them as much as possible.

It is available to buy now from good bookshops, and online – directly from Nosy Crow. So I hope my Refuge Book Review has been useful.

Finally, read more of my reviews here.

This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share this beautiful book with my readers. 

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