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Book Review: The Smeds and The Smoos

Updated: Sep 24

I got my youngest this book as part of his birthday gift when he turned 7 recently, so he’s just about old enough still to read it. It’s actually more appropriate for 2-6 years, but we love all Julia Donaldson’s books and decided to get this one as well. It’s another great story to add to an impressive list of children’s books, by a prolific author.



The Smeds and the Smoos is a great story and could not have been released at a more appropriate time. In a world where identity and heritage have become such a big topic of discussion, this cleverly written storybook is really a book for our times. The tale is about two species of aliens who live separate lives and just don't mix but through the course of the tale, the two sides are united by a common interest. The main theme is a message of diversity and inclusion which is a great story for the youngsters to get into.


As with all Julia Donaldson's books, this story is written in a cleverly & creative way and has her signature rhyming, making it incredibly enjoyable to read, especially when you get into character.


There’s nothing more I can say that hasn’t already been said about the talented Julia Donalson, her books are a huge hit, all over the world. She has an impressive catalogue of picture books that includes the modern classics, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, Zog and The Flying Doctors, A Squash and a Squeeze and many more.


The book is available in all known book stores and you can also get it on Amazon, available in paperback and hardcover.


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