Baby book review: Most Marshmallows by Rowboat Watkins

Baby librarian Tilly and her mum Jen review the cute and charming picture book Most Marshmallows by Rowboat Watkins.

Tilly reviews Most Marshmallows

I don’t know what a marshmallow is, but I like this book. It has lots of pictures of words I know, like stars and balloons and moon. There’s even a bus! Wheels on the Bus is my favourite song so that was a cool page. Good bus. Mummy says this book is about imagination and knowing you can be whatever you want to be. But she always says that I can be whatever I want to be EXCEPT certain things, like astronaut or UFC fighter or Survivor contestant. She is full of contradictions. Maybe when I grow up I’ll do all the things she doesn’t want me to do. That would be no different to now.

Jen reviews Most Marshmallows

What a sweet and delightful book! Most marshmallows lead ordinary, somewhat boring lives but… some marshmallows know that any of them can be or do anything that they dare dream. To be honest, I really quite enjoy my ordinary, boring life where we eat family dinner together and work during the day and live in a house in the suburbs. So I don’t think the lives of most marshmallows is bad. But I do love the extraordinary things that happen when we are brave enough to imagine, which is the fundamental message of this book. I love the collage-style illustrations, too.

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