Mr Cleghorn’s Seal – Book Review

We loved The Tiger who Came to Tea and even watched the theatrical version of it.

When we were offered a chance to read Mr Cleghorn’s Seal by Judith Kerr, the same author, we knew we would love it and we did.



What’s the Story –

An exquisite new story to delight readers young and old, from a much-loved writer and illustrator.

What do you do if you find an abandoned seal pup on a rock in the middle of the sea? Well, take it home with you to your flat, of course.

At least that’s what Mr Albert Cleghorn thought, though perhaps he hadn’t considered all the complications…

This is the story of what then happened to Mr Cleghorn and Charlie the seal in their determination to find a home for Charlie and, incidentally, happiness for them both.

Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, Mister Cleghorn’s Seal is a classic in the making from the inimitable Judith Kerr.

What we thought –

We found this book to be brilliant and beautifully written. It is poignant at times and the children seemed to really ‘feel’ the story – it is so well written. I loved the pencilled illustrations and the way in which the story was put forward. It is aimed at children aged 7+ but I read it to my 4 year old and she enjoyed it too. It is definitely one for home library.

The book is available at Amazon and is priced at £12.99

Disclaimer – I was sent this book to review. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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