Milo and the Magical Stones

Milo and the Magical Stones - Marcus Pfister, Marianne Martens An environmental story that tells such a gentle tale children will not notice that it's all about an important message - I certainly didn't! The story lets the message sink into the consciousness of the child to be remembered later on.

I still absolutely adore this book, even though I am not far off two decades (eeek!) older than the target audience. The beautiful illustrations, coupled with the utterly magical golden stones that had me mesmerised as a 5 year old; the choice of a happy or sad ending at the end; the adorable and caring Milo and wise Balthazaar... This is one I will keep forever, and pass on to the eventual future generations who hopefully will love it as I have.