The Lonely Little Emoji by Harry Harmon – Book Review

The Lonely Little Emoji by Harry Harmon – Book Review

The Lonely Little Emoji by Harry Harmon

The Lonely Little Emoji

Author – Harry Harmon
Pages – 35
Released – 9th February 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1795850469
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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The little emoji is different and the other emoji won’t let him play, this makes him feel unhappy and sad. “The other emoji would whisper and laugh when picking the team he was always picked last.” But he is determined to be himself and use his unique talents to prove his worth and maybe even one day become the most famous emoji of all.

This story teaches children the value of self-belief and resilience, that it’s ok to ask for help and that everyone has their own unique talents.

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Little Emoji is upset that no-one wants to play with him. He’s not like the other emoji’s, he doesn’t have a face, he doesn’t have arms, legs or hands and he’s never picked for any sports.

His dad tells him that he should be himself and so he comes up with an idea if he can’t be like the other emoji’s he’s going to find a way to be himself and fit in too.

Sometimes reviewing children’s books as an adult is hard because I see things differently to the way a child would see and understand the book. For me, I saw a little emoji feeling sad and upset about being different and finding a novel way to be accepted.

However, my youngest son read the book and wanted to know why the emoji would let the other emojis to use him like a ball and hit and kick him around. His words were, ‘that’s not fitting in that’s allowing others to use you and see you as a punchbag all because you want to be friends with the emojis who didn’t want to be your friends in the first place. Go and find new friends who will like you for you.’

I can understand and see where he is coming from so I am wondering whether children will see the book like I do, a fun, engaging story, or like he does?

Whichever way I can say that this rhyming book was enjoyable to read, had wonderful illustrations and is right on trend using emojis as characters as they are everywhere these days.

Reviewed by Stacey

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2 Responses

  1. Emma Mane says:

    Gosh, emojis in books. Haha

  2. They’re everywhere!!