#BookReview: Elwyn’s Blanket by Crystal Lynn Napolitano @crystalnapolit2 #ChildrensBooks

Hi everyone. Today I have a book review for you from an author I’ve read previously, Crystal Lynn Napolitano. This is a children’s book, which I like to read and review from time to time. You can find my five-star review for her other children’s book, Pink and Purple Bob HERE. And here’s my review for Elwyn’s Blanket >>>

About the Book:

Elwyn escapes reality by entering another world through her magical blanket. In this blue realm, her plush pup comes to life and they have colorful adventures. There are mystical creatures to go visit and discover. Everyone is invited to the queen’s feast except for one unwelcomed monster. In the end, Elwyn finds out this unwanted monster is the key to heal her broken heart.
Learn about family, love, and loss in this picture book through rhyme.



My Review:


A story about love and acceptance with gorgeous illustrations

As I said at the start of my five-star review for this author’s other children’s book, Pink and Purple Bob, ‘This is a wonderful children’s book that lends itself to shared reading. The illustrations are bright and colourful and just gorgeous.’ And this book is no exception.

The story is about acceptance and friendship, even to those that may scare you at first sight. It helps us show our kids that just because someone looks different it doesn’t mean they are somehow lesser or less deserving of our love, acceptance and friendship.

Rather than pull quotes, I’ve taken a screenshot of a page of the Kindle book to show both the narrative style and the absolutely gorgeous illustrations. 

screenshot of book interior from kindle

Elwyn’s Blanket gets a solid five stars from me.


NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.

For anyone interested, here are the Amazon links …

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08B8BDLW1/

US https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B8BDLW1/

I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 


22 Comments on “#BookReview: Elwyn’s Blanket by Crystal Lynn Napolitano @crystalnapolit2 #ChildrensBooks

  1. Hi Harmony, this sounds like a wonderful book for children. A great share.

    • Wow, I never knew that! Which explains why some of you can’t see the colours. I don’t understand why Amazon have done that at all. A definite fun blanket-fort read! Thanks, Priscilla 💕🙂

  2. Beautiful illustrations, Harmony. How does yours come colored? My Kindle is black and white 🙁

    • It could be either your model of ereader or your settings, Jacquie. Hugs 💕🙂

  3. I enjoyed Pink and Purple Bob and this looks like another good one, Harmony.

  4. I’ve been more attuned to children’s books since my granddaughter was born. I really like the look of the illustrations, and I love the message. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a sweet story. Thank you for sharing your lovely review, Harmony. Congratulations to Crystal. 🤗

    • Great! Thanks, Sarah. Crystal had fantastic illustrations in her last children’s book, Pink and Purple Bob, too 💕🙂