Michelle Hird is an author, illustrator and graphic designer. Although based in East London, Michelle was born and raised in Liverpool and that Scouse mentality of overcoming the odds is layered throughout Binx the Jinx. Michelle’s first children’s book, Binx was written during her time at University and has been a passion project ever since.
Regular readers of my children’s book reviews will know that I love a book that is written in rhyme . This is no exception and because the text is rhyming it can help early readers to predict the next word, giving them the confidence to read some more. Equally the book would be enjoyed if it were read to a child by an adult. Throughout the story there are wonderful, colourful illustrations which will appeal to children of a wide age range, there are animals to look out for which young children should enjoy aiding early learning. The text is printed clearly and is just the right size for early readers to manage.
I recommend this book to be added to book shelves as it will be enjoyed time and time again.
The book is so smooth and easy to read (and yes it rhymes which is extra bonus points in my opinion) the words flow so smoothly together. The illustrations are so fun. Simple, bold and colourful with the cutest cats ever! The only problem i had with this book was that it was so short!! I could have read this book for much longer! But that aside.. I would absolutely recommend this adorable book.