Children’s Book Review: If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle

cover80040-mediumSam is a girl after my own heart.

And I would have loved this book when I was her age.

Even dinosaurs weren’t exotic enough for me when I was young; just as her hamster seems a bit boring to Sam.

We love monsters. Fascinated by the gryphon, manticore, and chimera, to imagine these sorts of creatures is much more interesting than real animals (whether a pet or extinct). And the diversity of mythological creatures is amazing – especially for a children’s book.

And the rhymes and pictures (along with the animals) just made me smile throughout, reminding me of my love for fantastic creatures. It makes me wish my kids were still in preschool or kindergarten so I could read this to them.

Highly recommended – especially if you have a little one with a big imagination.

Thanks to NetGalley, Random House, and Tundra Books for a copy in return for an honest review.


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