Review: Honey The Hero – Emlyn Chand
Living in the Australian Outback, Honey has a thirst for life and knowledge that circumvents everything she’s ever known. She loves her family, her friends, and dreams of doing more for them whenever possible. When she comes across a family watching a Superman movie one day, she decides that’s what she wants to do with her life. She wants to be a superhero in order to help those in need.
Taking a shine to the idea, she soon sets off to create her costume. Everything she needs in order to mask her identity is very simple and just within her reach. Putting her costume together in no time at all, she’s ready to set out in search of someone who can use a helping hand. But where to start? she wonders.
Spying the Kangaroo, she does her best to give him a helping hand. Little does she know, he doesn’t need her help. He and Wallaby are playing games and she’s just given him his location spot on. Honey laments she could do nothing to help him out, but doesn’t let that little blunder deter her from what she needs to do. Mr. Anteater and Mrs. Koala seem to be likely candidates for a helping hand, but those two options also turn into a disaster.
Dejected, Honey tries to understand what she’s doing wrong. Surely, there’s someone out there who really needs help, right? At least, she thinks so. Perhaps she needs to rethink her strategies and take a moment to assess the situation. Her mother tells her to have heart, that there will come a time when someone will definitely need her help soon enough. Honey, on the other hand, isn’t so sure.
When the opportunity presents itself for her to truly give someone that helping hand, Honey does her best to follow through and not mess things up in the process. She wants to be a good superhero and hopes to show everyone that she’s very much reliable, regardless of what they may think. When she finally saves the day and delivers on a good deed, she realizes she just may make something of herself when needed. Being a superhero just takes time, she surmises, when you take the bad with good and make the most of any situation.
This was such a delightful story. I think Emlyn has set the stage for a wonderful children’s series. The illustrations created by Sarah Shaw are beautifully depicted and add a unique touch to the story itself. Anyone of any age will enjoy them as well as immerse themselves in such a great read. If you haven’t taken the time to read this wonderful book, you should. You’ll enjoy it just as much as I have, I’m sure.
Honey, an inquisitive young parakeet living in the Australian Outback, decides to become a superhero after she spies a human family watching Superman. Since she already has the power of flight, all she needs to do is create a costume to conceal her true identity and then fly off in search of animals that need rescuing.
Unfortunately, every time she tries to help, Honey only ends up making matters worse. She spoils Kangaroo’s game of hide-and-go-seek by revealing his hiding place to Wallaby; Mr. Anteater must go hungry when she alerts the ants to his presence, and Mrs. Koala is made a laughingstock among bears when Honey pretends to be her Joey. Finally realizing that she’s not as heroic as she’d like, Honey gives up her day-saving efforts.
But what happens when someone actually needs Honey’s help? Will she rise to the challenge?
About The Author:
Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). Since then, she has always loved to hear and tell stories.
When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available throughout the social media Internet world.
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