Lubna’s best friend was a pebble. It was the middle of the night when Lubna first found her friend lying on the beach when she arrived at the strange new place covered in tents. Pebble was a great friend; it loved to listen, it always smiled and it gave Lubna courage when she felt scared. Lubna thought that she and Pebble would always be together but when a new boy shows up there is perhaps someone who needs Pebble more than she does…
A wonderfully simple book about a little girl, her father and a refugee camp. With it’s thoughtful and moving text and utterly gorgeous artwork, it gently addresses the refugee crisis and helps young readers to understand what it is like to lose your home to war and to leave family members behind, to find strength and comfort in your father’s arms and in an inanimate object, to be compassionate and supportive to others, to give hope and courage when all seems lost and to gracefully say goodbye and move on.
Lubna and Pebble book provides the perfect platform for sharing the plight of refugees with young children and will encourage empathy and compassion towards those who find themselves in less fortunate situations. Whilst young children may not be able to fully comprehend the refugee crisis and the ‘World of Tents’, themes of friendship, kindness, selfless good deeds and missing family are universal.
A beautiful book.
Recommended for 5+.