Children’s Book Review: There’s Not One by Jennifer Higgie (Talk of the Town #40)

Welcome back to #TalkoftheTown, a weekly link-up I am co-hosting with Shaz from Jera’s Jamboree. We’d love you to share your book related blog posts with us. Please visit my Talk of the Town page if you are unsure of how a link-up works. We are looking forward to reading your blog posts.

For this week’s Talk of the Town, I am sharing our thoughts on the children’s book There’s Not One, a review I have published a few days ago.



There’s Not One is without a doubt a standout picture book. It is very different to other picture books, yet strangely alluring. The storyline itself and also the illustrations are rather abstract which our little girl absolutely loved. It is very simply written so that young readers can actually read the story without much help from an adult. There’s Not One is very diverse and looks at different things around us (from baked beans to leaves and even stars).

To be honest, it took me quite a while to get used to the book as I was expecting a quite ordinary children’s book. However, there is not much ordinary about this book at all – which by no means is a negative! Our daughter loves and was intrigued by There’s Not One from the beginning on.

If you are looking for a slightly different and abstract children’s book which is engaging the curious minds of your little ones, that There’s Not One is certainly the right choice for you. 

Disclosure: We received a free copy of this book, but all thoughts and opinions are entirely our own.



  1. November 19, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Sounds intriguing! Will have to check it out #talkofthetown

    • Heidi
      November 19, 2016 / 10:21 am

      It’s very different, Meg! Enjoy.

  2. November 19, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    I love something that is out of the ordinary Heidi 🙂

    • Heidi
      November 21, 2016 / 3:01 pm

      Me too – I was really surprised by this book!

  3. November 19, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Hmm, this sounds nice. I like that it encourages a young mind to think about lots of different things, and that it’s easy for them also to read.

    • Heidi
      November 20, 2016 / 10:59 am

      It certainly is different to any other children’s book, but I also like that it “challenges” children a lot more than other picture books.

  4. November 19, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    “baked beans to leaves and even stars” – the mind boggles. Will have to check this one out.

    • Heidi
      November 20, 2016 / 11:00 am

      Haha. It it really is quite different and extremely colourful.

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