Author: Rob Biddulph
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 2017
Sid Gibbons – aka “Innocent Sid” – has gotten into a spot of trouble in his time. He’s been known to do things like have a piggy bedroom and dry out pens by leaving the caps off. But it’s not really Sid’s fault. Oh no, it’s Kevin’s fault.
Kevin is Sid’s friend. The one with the pink spots and the fur of vanilla who visits Sid from his home in the hatch in the ceiling whenever Sid is feeling lonely or sad. Whenever Kevin is in the picture, it’s a beautiful, bright, and sunny day. Sid thinks Kevin’s presence means it is time for intentional mischief and mayhem. But after a bit Sid begins to question: is it really fair to blame everything on a friend, even if he’s only an imaginary one?
I loved Kevin because Sid behaves like a real kid – curious, mischievous, but still totally lovable and charming. Kevin is just as wonderful. I just wanted to cuddle him! This may be a picture book, but it is really meant for all of us to celebrate our imaginary friends (even ones we have supposedly outgrown).
Good news! I’ll be sharing some of Biddulph’s other books throughout this week! Even better news? I’ll be hosting a giveaway where you’ll have the chance to win those books for yourself! Keep an eye out tomorrow for an update!
*Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.