No Longer Alone by Joseph Coelho – Book Review

No Longer Alone by Joseph Coelho – Book Review

No Longer Alone by Joseph Coelho

No Longer Alone

Author – Joseph Coelho
Publisher – Egmont
Pages – 32
Released – 27th June 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1405291293
Format – paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4.5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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A new picture book from award-winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho.

This touching picture book subtly deals with big emotions such as loss, with an uplifting and hopeful message about being yourself and the importance of family and talking about worries.

Told through the voice of a little girl who is labelled as quiet and shy, No Longer Alone follows her tumult of emotions as she navigates the world around her. But when she finally shares her feelings and tells her Dad all the things that are worrying her, she no longer feels so alone.

Joseph’s warm, authentic voice offers an insightful take on the way children feel and how they perceive the world and it’s perfectly complimented by gorgeous artwork from talented new illustrator, Robyn Wilson-Owen.

Review 2017

No Longer Alone is about a little girl who feels alone. People say she is shy, she’s quiet, she doesn’t like to play but when she is in private she loves to do all these things as it makes her feel less alone.

One day her dad sits her down and talks to her about her feelings and she explains to him that she is sad and feels lonely. After their heart-to-heart, the little girl realises that she isn’t alone, it’s okay to be sad but it is also okay to go back to the way you were before you felt sad too.

This is a beautiful, charismatic book that would make a welcome read for any young child going through a hard time, loss of a loved one or simply just feeling sad or alone. I’m not saying this book will make them suddenly feel happy and jolly but it will make them understand that they are not the only ones going through a tough time.

Whilst we are never told why the little girl feels alone there are illustrations featuring the girls mum in photographs yet her mum is never mentioned so I interpreted it as the little girls mum had died and that was why she felt sad and alone.

This is a very heartfelt book. Through the carefully chosen words and beautiful full-page illustrations, this is a book that will touch you inside. It is a poignant story and one I believe will be cherished for years to come.

Book Reviewer – Stacey


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About the Author

Joseph Coelho is a Children’s Author, Poet and Playwright. His debut Picture Book with Fiona Lumbers ‘Luna Loves Library Day’ was voted one of the nations favourite picture books by a survey led by World Book Day.

His writing has been described as “sensitive” and “Lyrical.”

He has won numerous awards for his work.

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2 Responses

  1. Emma Mane says:

    How adorable. Super review.