Reviewed by Zack S. (age 8) and Chris A. (age 8)
This book shows that you should always have confidence in yourself and never give up. We like Golden MacDonald?s descriptions in this book because the words captured our attention. Our favorite part was when the storm hits the island because the description was very interesting. For example, "the waves were like big glassy mountains". We liked this book very much because it got us thinking and talking a lot and we loved the thinking and talking. This book has colorful illustrations. My (Chis) favorite character was the cat because the cat understands a lot of things. My (Zack) favorite character was the island because he never gives up.
We recommend this book to people who like islands, descriptive words, and beautiful language. This book has won a Blue Ribbon Award and a Caldecott medal in 1947. We think this book is a thumbs up book because this book taught us a lot of lessons.