Picture Book Review: I’m Sorry

I'm Sorry! by Barry Timms
I’m Sorry!
by Barry Timms, Sean Julian (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars

Swoop and Scribble are an owl and a squirrel who are best friends. They decide to move into a house together, but begin to squabble over who can use the beautiful porch. Swoop wants the porch to be her workshop, and Scribble wants the porch to put on elaborate stage plays. Things escalate into a fierce argument, and there’s only one word that can repair their relationship. But even the word “Sorry” doesn’t work unless you really mean it.

I loved this adorable picture book! Swoop and Scribble are so cute! I love the way the story goes back and forth between the workshop and the stage, until finally the friends learn to compromise. I love how the writing is so insightful to remind the reader that saying you’re sorry doesn’t always work. You have to really BE sorry, and then do something to repair the emotional damage. Such a positive message told in a charming story!
The illustrations are perfection! The artwork has soft lines and bright colors, and the expressions on the characters’ faces are so hilarious! The artwork really enhances the story and draws the reader in with an emotional hook, and then makes you laugh. I love how each page is designed with little details in the background that make each scene special.

A wonderful book from start to finish!

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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