Bianca by Meg Welch Dendler Book Review
Recently, I have been reading lots of fantasy, children and young adult books. “Bianca” by Meg Welch Dendler was my latest read in this category.
Bianca is the main girl in the story who has been told her whole life she is too frail and delicate to do much of anything. There is a dragon threatening the land and so her father and his men go out to find this beast. While gone, Bianca sets out on her own journey, alone.
The story starts off fast and continues that way until the very end. The way it was written, the text size, and chapter size is perfect for a kid who is trying to graduate to their first “big kid book.” I probably would have read this staring in grade 2 with some help or grade 3, on my own, but slowly.
The story wove in several different fairytales for a nice balance that kept the reading moving forward. The main lesson was not judging someone right away. If two people have the ability to talk and communicate many problems could be solved. It presents this very nicely to the young reader. Trust, friendship, loyalty, independence, bravery, and courage are just a few other the other character-building stones laid in this story. It also has a huge lesson on how people surrounding us, even people that we love can put labels on us that can stick to us. With some determination though, a person has the ability to prove that person or those people wrong by doing what is best for one’s self. This book had a perfect balance of managing the importance of the themes with some good humour.
This is a nice book to read to your child or as a transition book to get your child reading a full-length book on their own, or my favourite growing up a mix of both.
For the category of book, I would give it a 5 out of 5 stars.
I did receive this book as a giveaway on Goodreads. All opinions are 100% my own.