Picture Book Review: My Panda Sweater

My Panda Sweater by Gillies Baum
My Panda Sweater
by Gillies Baum

5 out of 5 stars


A little girl wears her lucky panda sweater everywhere all the time, but when it gets too small, she donates it to a charity shop. She thinks carefully about the stories behind our clothing and why we might love a particular clothing item. Maybe a friend gave us that scarf, or maybe a famous relative wore that jersey. One day she sees another girl wearing her old lucky panda sweater, and the two become friends.

I loved this book! It’s so poignant and sweet. The writing style is really smooth and polished, but with a simplicity that requires only a few words to express a meaningful point. I love how this book explores the stories behind our clothing and why we attach so many feelings to our apparel.
The illustrations are adorable! I love the ink art style, and how some items are colored and others are left in black and white. It places emphasis on certain items like clothing, and draws the reader into the story. The happiness and thoughtfulness of the story really comes through in the artwork.

This book has a wonderful message about letting go of our possessions, so that someone else can benefit from them. This would be a great book to introduce to a child to teach them about decluttering, and let them choose some items to donate.

I love the positive messages and thoughtful mood of this book!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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