Ivy Loves to Give. Freya Blackwood. 2010. Scholastic. 24 pages.
Ivy loves to give.
Sometimes her presents are the wrong size,
don't fit properly,
or feel strange.
I really enjoyed Freya Blackwood's sweet story of an exuberant giver. I liked Ivy. In very few words--perhaps mainly through the illustrations?--we learn about Ivy and her family. It is a sweet story, a funny story. And it's not a story without twists! My favorite twist being that sometimes she likes to keep.
I enjoyed both the text and illustrations. It's definitely a story where you need to pay attention to the details for the full story!
© Becky Laney of Young Readers