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The Messages of Sharing and Pausing in Chaos Will Speak to Young Readers

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Read an ace review of our fun book Gloria’s Porridge below!


GLORIA’S PORRIDGE is a picture book read about sharing and cascading events. Gloria is making some porridge, but she does not want to share it with Cat. When she goes to get some water to make it less sticky, Cat tries some and ends up eating all of it. When Gloria returns, she raises her spoon in her anger at Cat, which startles Cat to run outside and startle the donkey and then the bees and the hen. In the chaos, Fox comes by, listens to what happened, and asks them what they will do next. The donkey, bees, and hen go back to what they were doing, while Gloria goes back to make more porridge and share it with Cat.

What I loved: The story has a great sequence of events that will appeal to young children who appreciate building stories. The animals are also a fun touch. The simple messages of sharing and pausing to re-evaluate in chaos will speak to young readers. Colorful illustrations help to convey the story.

Final verdict: GLORIA’S PORRIDGE is a cute and simple picture book about sharing and sequential events.


  • Download: A free Gloria’s Porridge Poster!
  • Watch: An interview with author Elizabeth Laird!
  • Watch: An interview with illustrator Toby Newsome!


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