Slipper Has a New Home by Tess Rixen – Book Review
Slipper Has a New Home by Tess Rixen – Book Reviewed by Stacey
Publisher – CreateSpace Independent Pub
Pages – 32
Release Date – 9th September 2016
ISBN-13 – 978-1537411163
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
While Slipper is a small little cat, new to the world, she is not afraid of exploring! Still, this new house feels big and lonely, and Slipper feels a bit scared. She needs to muster up the courage to go outside and speak to someone, and befriend someone as well. How will Slipper get over her fear of this new place and make friends?
Slipper Has a New Home is a children’s book about moving home and meeting new friends. It is told through the eyes of Slipper, a little black and ginger kitten.
Slipper and her family have just moved into a big, new house. Everything looks and feels different, and Slipper feels lonely, as she doesn’t know anybody.
Hearing a noise in the garden, Slipper follows it outside where she comes face to face with a big dog. The dog introduces himself as Buddy, and lives next door. Slipper and Buddy make friends and play together.
The book is extremely well illustrated, brightly coloured and eye-catching. The story is a sweet tale and will hopefully let children who are moving home, or have just moved home, understand that they will meet new friends and won’t be alone for long.
I think that Tess has done a wonderful job on her first book, especially at the young age of just 13 years old.
Book reviewed by Stacey
Tess Rixen is a thirteen-year-old author who devotes most of her time to writing, and only writing. This is her first book for children.
The inspiration for Slipper books comes from a list of rules she made in late 2009, when she was around 7 or 8. She just moved from Georgia to Connecticut with her family, and list of rules was her way of inserting some order in a bit scary, unknown and new environment. Even though… she wasn’t very good at spelling at the time, Tess had lots of fun writing the ‘rules’. She follows them to this day!