My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The author reached out to me and asked if I would review this book. It sounded interesting so I agreed and was provided a copy of this book although that does not influence my opinion. As I babysit for my cousin sometimes I thought that she might enjoy reading this book with me. I frequently read to her (and she loves fairytales).
The King’s Locket is a lovely story about family and forgiveness. Throughout the short text, there are illustrations of important moments that children can marvel at. This is a book that a parent would need to read to their child, as there are some words that would be challenging for younger readers and require explanation. Overall, it was a cute story and I would definitely read it to my younger cousin when I babysit for her. I think she would enjoy the tale very much. I would probably rate it a 4.5/5 mostly because a child couldn’t read it by themselves (although nightly reading to a child is important) thus it felt a little above a child’s level at times.