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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Popina and Slumberina is a work of fiction in the picture book, social issues, and childcare subgenres. It is intended for bedtime reading for youngsters. Penned by author Irit Tal with illustrations by artist Anat Davis, this delightful picture book takes young readers on a magical journey of growth and self-discovery. Princess Popina, attached to her beloved blanket Slumberina, faces the challenge of letting go as she starts preschool. The story beautifully captures the universal experience of children transitioning from the comfort of home to new and sometimes intimidating environments. With humor and warmth, the rhyming narrative, accompanied by charming illustrations, portrays Popina's adventure in finding the courage to navigate new friendships and activities without her cherished blanket.
Author Irit Tal and artist Anat Davis have lovingly crafted a fantastic little adventure book that entertains its readers but also has a valuable lesson about letting go of security objects and embracing new experiences. The tenderly penned narrative of Popina working through her fears and anxieties is complemented by some adorable illustrations, offering an engaging and relatable experience for young readers. I especially enjoyed the implications of how our emotions can get the better of us and that it’s normal to feel scared sometimes by new things. The inclusion of the 'Note for Parents' by a psychologist and analytical psychotherapist adds an extra layer of insight for caregivers that is informative and well-arranged. Overall, I’d certainly recommend Popina and Slumberina as a delightful book that encourages children to explore beyond their comfort zones, making it an enjoyable and educational addition to children's literature.