Anna is lonely and bored. She wants someone to talk to and have fun with. Mum is too busy talking on her mobile phone. So are Dad AND Uncle Jeff AND Kat.
Anna does all she can to get their attention but they are just not listening. The only person who does listen is Fang, the lonely letterbox monster, and he can’t answer her. Is there a way to solve her lonliness AND Fang’s? Talk to Me, by Marguerite Hann Syme, is a Solo book from Omnibus Books. Solo books are designed for young readers making the transition from picture books and emergent readers to the novel format. With ample illustrations to support the text, kids have an opportunity to connect with the text and read succesfully.
The cartoon-style illustrations of Janine Dawson are gorgeous. Anna especially will be endearing to adult readers.
Talk to Me is a fun read, but also has a subtle message for parents and other adults about mobile phones and having time for children.
Talk to Me, by Marguerite Hann Syme
Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia, 2002