Book review: Gertrude

Gertrude by D.M. Mullan and Kirsteen Harris-Jones

What a pleasure meeting Gertrude was! This children’s book can be read on various levels. As it says on the very first page ‘… if your spirit is young, no matter your age, the adventure begins when YOU turn the page’! The rhyming structure keeps even younger children entertained, and so do the striking illustrations. It makes for an amazing starting point for meaningful conversations about the environment and our sense of responsibility. I am most definitely going to look for the other Curious Tales in the series!

More about the book…

If you think that pollution is not your concern, then like little Gertrude you've got lots to learn. She lies in her treehouse like the laziest lump, and shouts from her hammock across the whole dump: "Are you totally crazy? Are you out of your tree? It's not that I'm lazy, it's just not up to me!"

More about the author

D.M. Mullan is a world-travelled author from County Derry, Northern Ireland. Now living in Belfast with her family, the author will launch the ‘D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales’ series in 2021; her first work for children.

More about the illustrator

Kirsteen Harris-Jones is an illustrator with a colourful past. She’s worked at a variety of creative, graphic and animation studios since 1990. Her work has been published by Random House, Egmont, Bloomsbury, Little Tiger, and more.


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