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Reviewed by Miche Arendse for Readers' Favorite
The Gecko Without an Echo by Cheryl Denise Bannerman is about a gecko named Earl and his friend Tim the squirrel. The two go on a small adventure to the highest peak and when they reach the top, Earl decides to scream. He shouts with all his might but no sound comes back and he gets a fright. Earl is convinced that Mother Nature must be mad because he has never heard the tale of a gecko without an echo. The two friends travel further until they find a cave where Earl finally hears his echo and rejoices.
The Gecko Without an Echo by Cheryl Denise Bannerman is a sweet story about two friends who do everything together. When Earl becomes distressed about not hearing his echo, Tim is there to reassure him and comfort him. Tim was always listening to him. I think this is a beautiful lesson for young children and will teach them the true meaning of friendship. A real friend will always be there for you. I think this is very important, especially for young and impressionable children, as it will serve them well later in life. Overall, this was a beautiful story with really well-presented illustrations by Anushka Bansal which added to the overall tone of the story. I would recommend this book for young kids.