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The Imposter

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This story was so sweet and the illustrations were perfect. I loved how it highlighted the importance of having a favorite snuggle buddy and the trauma kids feel when they lose them. Olive received a replacement because her parents knew how important Mr Snuggles was to her. She did not like the replacement and tried her best to ignore him. But on a stormy night, she realized that the “imposter” was there when she need him. Olive finds her original missing snuggle buddy and she learns that two are better than one.
Such a good story to have class discussions with or parent scan talk to their kids. I also like the vocabulary that helps enhance a child’s word knowledge.
Thank you #netgalley and #gnomepublishing for the ARC of #theimposter

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Thank you NetGalley for this advanced copy! Perfect to read to kids who have a stuffed animal that they love. I love how the ending of this story turned out!

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The Imposter was such a cute story! The illustrations were colorful, and the sentence structure and placement will be sure to grab children's attention, especially the sound effects.

What if you favorite toy went missing? What if it was replaced with an imposter? Would you notice? Children, parents, and adults who once cherished a particular toy will all enjoy this relatable book.

I received a copy from Gnome Road Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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An absolute DELIGHT of a book! In The Imposter, Laura Bower perfectly depicts that most dreaded day for all parents - the loss of a favourite stuffed animal. When Olive loses Mr Snuggles she is distraught, but then he reappears - or does he? Clever Olive suspects an imposter, and refuses to make friends with the new Mr Snuggles, but might there be a happy ending in sight for everyone? It's a story that tugs at the heartstrings. Kerisa Greene's illustrations are adorable and I defy anyone not to fall in love with both Mr Snuggles AND the 'Imposter'.

The Imposter perfectly captures the power of a child's imagination while celebrating both loyalty to old friends and the beauty of making new ones.

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The Imposter is an adorable story about a little girl who discovers that there is always room in your heart for one more person (or thing). The illustrations help carry the story forward making it an exciting and entertaining adventure for young children. The lesson of the book provides a wonderful teaching opportunity for a parent. Highly recommend.

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An absolutely adorable (and accurate) children's picture book, best to be either read to a small child or for one just learning, I loved it! My little loved it, and its pretty relatable. Simplistic but emotive illustrations that work well with the text/story, this one would make a great gift. Recommended.

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Olive LOVES her Mr. Snuggles. He's her best friend and confidante. They do everything together. When he goes missing one day, she is bereft. Then he reappears. JOY! Only . . . suddenly he's cleaner, and he smells different. Could Olive's dearest pal been replaced by an . . . imposter?

This is a very cute, very relatable tale that any child who's ever loved a stuffed animal or doll is going to adore. Kerisa Greene's artwork is sweet, and makes a great accompaniment to the story.

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A story that many of lived. NO, you cannot replace a loved stuffed animal. They will know. Every. Single. Time. So many big emotions with the missing Mr. Snuggles. Eventually, Olive finds space in her heart for Mr. Huggies. Illustrations and text blead perfectly in this story of old and new friends.

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Everyone has one thing they loved more than anything else in this world. Same as Olive who has a cute doll named Mr.Snuggles. Oneday, Mr. Snuggles went missing. Olives searched all the usual spot.

Read aloud with your kids and ask them what the things they loved more. My daughter have a big teddy named Olaf and she loves that teddy.

The illustration of this book was so cute. Surely, kids will love to read it until the last pages.

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I received an electronic ARC from Gnome Road Publishing through NetGalley.
So many families have faced this situation. When a favorite stuffy goes missing, Olive looked everywhere for it. Readers see her share her memories of all the special times together as she searches. Then, she finds Mr. Snuggles, but it doesn't feel the same. She discovers her family has bought a new stuffy which she rejects. By the end, she has both stuffies and is happy again.
Bower does a masterful job capturing all of the emotions involved in losing a security object. Readers will feel the pain and see the humor as the story unfolds. The illustrations enhance the text and offer further clues throughout.

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A girl realizes two stuffed animals are better than one.

"Imposter" is a fun read about a stuffed animal named Mr. Snuggles. Olive is unhappy when Mr. Snuggles goes missing. Her parents attempt to replace Mr. Snuggles with an identical one. After a stormy night, Olive decides that maybe Mr. Snuggles and its imposter aren't so bad. I highly recommend this book for its whimsical pictures that accompany the text.

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Olive has lost her favorite snuggly pal, Mr. Snuggles, and is distraught. She used to do everything with Mr. Snuggles, play games, read books, sing songs together, etc. Then "Mr. Snuggles" shows up again and Olive realizes that something is not quite right with him, he just seems different; too clean, too fluffy, and more like an imposter. Olive finds the box that came with the new Mr. Snuggles and her suspicions about him being an imposter are confirmed. She is so upset that the old Snuggles is gone that she doesn't want to play with her new snuggly toy. Her parents encourage her to try to get used to her new Mr. Snuggles and before we know it Olive finds new things she likes to do with the imposter. Then one night after looking far under her bed she finds her old Mr. Snuggles and names her new one Mr. Huggles. Two new friends are born and neither one is an imposter to Olive anymore.

A relatable book for most young children who have had their very own snuggly friend. Also teaches a cute lesson in learning to adjust to new friends/new things in our lives after a loss. I would love to own a hard copy of this picturebook for my collection. A beautiful and successful debut by the author Bower.

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An adorable story. Olive loses her favorite toy, Mr. snuggles. When he shows up again, he just isn’t the same. Then Olive learns he a replacement and at first rejects him, until the night there’s a fierce storm. Then they’re best buddies. Cute illustrations. Heartwarming story. Highly recommend.

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The Imposter is an adorable tale written by Laura Bower and illustrated by Kerisa Greene. In the book, Olive loves her plush friend Mr. Snuggles and keeps him close by for all her adventures. Until one day, Olive can't find Mr. Snuggles. Olive is overset by grief until Mr. Snuggles reappears. But is it the real Mr. Snuggles? Readers will be fascinated by this tale of a missing bff and ID theft. The illustrations are cheery and sweet, setting off the text perfectly. Parents and children will both relate to this tale. It's a perfect for bedtime reading as we all know that's the most common time for plush friends to disappear.

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I received an advanced copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Young Olive is playful and cheerful with Mr. Snuggles. Every day, there's a new adventure for them, from coloring to playing games; each day is fun. But what happens when Mr. Snuggles goes missing? And who's Mr. Huggles? It is a delightful picture book on the meaning of friendships and gaining new ones. The Imposter is perfect for young ones who lose their favorite stuffed animal and always find something new.

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Thanks NetGalley for the preview!

This book was sweet. I loved the illustrations and the vibrance of the main character. My daughter has a lovey and is very attached to him so I can very much relate. I loved the cute ending.

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Thank you so much to Gnome Road Publishing and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

Olive and Mr. Snuggles are inseparable, best friends that do everything and go everywhere together. When he is missing one day she searches everywhere, until she has to stop. Then she’s given an imposter who she doesn’t take a liking to but when she needs him most he is there for her.

What an adorable story of a child’s connection to their best plushie friend. I loved the love she had for Mr. Snuggles and that’s he knew him so perfectly well, there was no hiding that it wasn’t him at all. I also really loved that though she didn’t like the imposter she eventually learnt how important he was too and called him Mr. Huggles which is so cute.

The illustrations were all really beautiful to look at, seeing how she was playing with her best friends, her searching for him, and her adjusting to the new friend. They were drawn so sweetly and matched the story perfectly.

I do recommend this book, it’s a really easy and very very sweet read, if your child has a plushie best friend then they would completely connect with Olive and adore this sweet story. I loved it so much as someone that still holds my plushies dear to me this was so precious.

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It was a very cute and funny little story, about that terrible moment in a kid's life when you lose your favourite toy. The writing was playful and the illustrations were lovely and carried the text perfectly!

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The Imposter is an adorable story of a beloved stuffed companion that goes missing. Most people who were once kids and their parents will find this story familiar. The illustrations are vibrant and interesting to look at while being read to. They are mostly in blue/green tones, except when Olive is really emotional, then they are in reds/oranges. Very effective. I found Olive a little melodramatic, rather than truly distraught, when Mr. Snuggles disappeared, but that's a small nit-pick. The rest of the book was very true to the emotional life of a young child. I really enjoyed how Olive learned to love and find comfort in The Imposter. And then when Mr. Snuggles (the real one) turned up, she was able to continue loving them both.

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Loved loved loved this I have a friend who daughter lost a piglet they rushed to get her a new one. And she called it the imposter piglet. It was soo thoughtful and true.

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