Book Review: Silver Linings

Title: Silver Linings

Written and Illustrated by: Fiona Woodcock

Published by: Harper Collins

I love the simplicity of this large, A4 hard-back picture book, Silver Linings by Fiona Woodcock.

Pip is not having a good day but her best friend Parker is forever the optimist and always manages to see the bright side of everything that goes wrong for her. But when disaster strikes for Parker it is up to Pip to put the smile back on his face.

This is a lovely heart-warming story of friendship with a theme of having a positive mental attitude. Young children will empathise with the things that happen to Pip that could potentially ruin the day but will cheer with glee at parker’s imaginative and fun solutions. Fiona’s pastel artwork add a feeling of joy whilst reading Silver Linings. Every page oozes hope and the spirit of fun and adventure. The underlying message of looking for the silver lining in everything is portrayed in a touching and comforting way.

This book was a pleasure to read. Silver Linings will resonate with children and adults alike. Ideal for bedtimes and to read to the class. Fiona’s pastel artwork adds to the feeling of joy whilst reading Silver Lining. Every pages oozes hope and the spirit of fun and adventure.

I would like to thank Fiona Woodcock for the gorgeous postcard with the lovely handwritten message I received with the book.

The answer is YES I enjoyed reading this book and I’m sure others will too.

You can buy copies of Silver Linings by Fiona Woodcock from your local bookshop, or online at, an organisation with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops.

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