By Ashley Spires
This is an enchanting story about a short boy, Saul. Many may think that he is less capable than the rest of the pirates. But is he really?
Well, Saul’s different. He doesn’t have the roughness and toughness of a typical pirate. This isn’t who he really is. But small Saul is wonderful in different ways. Doe she get to prove his worth to the other pirates despite the fact that he’s different and unique?
This is a wonderful picture book for kids with an important message: We are each unique and can offer unique gifts to each other. All we have to do is show people our unique strengths and we may be surprised at their positive response towards us.
This book will show the reader how to be self-confident and show their unique attributes in this world in order to enrich it. We are all unique and we should flaunt it instead of minimize it!
Ashley Spires is an award-winning Children’s author and illustrator who lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her books include Binky the Space Cat, Binky to the Rescue and Penguin and the Cupcake. She is also the illustrator of C’mere, Boy!, Ella’s Umbrellas and The Red Shoes. Small Saul is Ashley’s most autobiographical character to date.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth
Author and Editor