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Reviewed by Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Readers' Favorite
What's Troubling Tawny? by Emma Sandford is a gorgeous and original picture book. The way it is illustrated is fabulous. The text is embedded next to the pictures in various ways which makes it all the more appealing. The drawings perfectly complement the text. It is the story of a sad and lonely rhinoceros, Tawny, who learns, thanks to a lovely bird, a hornbill called Tallulah, about friendship and appearances. This is a wonderful book about body positivity and sharing, even if you are completely different like a rhinoceros and a hornbill.
What's Troubling Tawny? by Emma Sandford is a profound children's book whose story will entertain kids but also show them how it is easier to make friends than you imagine. Indeed, Tawny, the lovely little rhinoceros imagines that having a nicer-looking horn will make other rhinoceros be her friends. However, she learns that she was not the only one being shy. And she eventually makes friends and has fun being herself. The moral of the story is that we are all unique and that we do not need to change our appearance to make friends. All children can make friends, whatever they think about themselves. A great story for both children and their parents. What more important message could we share than "you are perfect the way you are, accept your body and yourself". To top it all, this book is set in Sumatra, where animals are endangered because of deforestation. The publisher donates part of the book proceeds to The Rainforest Trust UK.