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Hold That Thought, Milton! by Linda Ravin Lodding ~ A Picture Book Review

Hold That Thought, Milton! by Linda Ravin Lodding

Illustrated by: Ross Collins

Series: N/A

Published: Parragon Books Ltd, March 2014

Edition: Paperback

Narrated By: N/A

Length: 32 pages

Genre: Picture Book, Children’s Fiction

Where Did I Get It? Kindly received for review as part of the Parragon Book Buddies group.

Summary (from Amazon): Milton’s pet frog Burp has disappeared! But on the day before Aunt Lulu’s wedding, nobody’s got time to listen: ‘Hold that thought, Milton!’ Milton’s head is so full of worries that it isn’t long before the thoughts start trying to escape – and the effect is more than a little FROGGY!”

Opening Line(s):

Milton had many things on his mind and a lot to say.

The trouble was he couldn’t get anyone to listen.


My Review:

In this story Milton wants to know all sorts of things but every time he tries to get an answer, he gets told to ‘hold that thought’ and eventually it all becomes just too much for him.

Reading this with Tori and Arthur they loved the illustrations and trying to find the missing Burp in the pictures as well as just talking about what they could see. They thought it was hilarious when Milton had his froggy explosion and it lead to lots of talk about frogs and how they are different to people.

A good reminder to grown ups that sometimes little people have important things to say too and that their endless questions which might seem trivial to us are actually important to them and a good fun read for littleys too. A good conversation leader with fantastic illustrations throughout I can see Hold That Thought, Milton! becoming a favourite on our bookshelf.

My Rating: 5/5*

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