The Perfect Sofa

The Perfect Sofa
Fifi Kuo
Boxer Books

It’s always good to discover new author/illustrators so I was especially happy to receive a copy of The Perfect Sofa by Fifi Kuo whose bold and patterned art style instantly attracted me.

Now, let’s meet best pals, Panda and Penguin who appear to share pretty much everything, not least their sofa, clearly a well-loved and now very worn piece of furniture.

It’s had some pretty heavy use, so much so that one day Panda declares they need to replace it with a new model.

Off they go to the furniture store where there are sofas aplenty; but of course before buying, comes the trying.

Seemingly the friends are spoilt for choice but will they manage to find exactly what they’re looking for?

Could it perhaps be that they need to look elsewhere?

Wonderfully playful, this sweet story is perfect for sharing with little ones as well as being ideal for beginning readers. I love the way the lettering changes to reflect the characteristics of the sofas illustrated.

In our throwaway society, this gently humorous book will surely strike a chord; it might even help up-cycling to become more than just a passing fashion for trendies.

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