Book Review: Outside, Inside by Cindy Helms



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Children’s Book (4-8)
Date Published: August 25, 2015

Have you ever felt like all of your friends had forgotten about you?  Have you ever felt left out?  This is exactly what happens to Birdie in Outside, Inside.  When Birdie does not see his friends around, he decides to go out and look for them.  He quickly finds that something strange is going on.  Birdie’s friends are really planning a super fun surprise that gives Birdie a change of heart.  Outside, Inside is a simple story about the joy of friendship and giving.  Using 35 easy words and vivid, colorful characters, this story is enchanting for the youngest of readers.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Outside, Inside is a different kind of children’s book. The pictures are colorful but not typical. They kind of remind me of something out of the seventies. There’s not a lot of text, this is mostly a picture book, but you can tell by the pictures that Birdie is looking for someone, and at the end he finds his friends and they have a surprise for him.

Outside, Inside is different but cute. Children should like the colorful illustrations. Because the vocabulary is simple, young readers will especially enjoy it.


Available on Amazon.


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About the Author

CHelmsAuthorHeadShot (2)Cindy Helms is a visual artist, author and illustrator known for designing unusual projects. For Cindy, art is created from curious and whimsical combinations of shapes, textures and colors.  In her unique and simple children’s books, Cindy’s art work comes to life in characters that enchant children and adults alike. Cindy lives in the Denver, CO area with two artistic boys and two fat black cats.  She loves road trips, camping and discovering new places.

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