First of all, thank you so much to Kelly at Love Book Tours for the copy of this book in return for a review.
The Secret World of Delia and Mingli is a very sweet book. It follows Delia and her elephant friend (a plush toy come to life) as they navigate the world of Imagine Nation to get rid of Delia’s bad dreams.
I found all aspects of the book lovely for small children. There was a clear message of friendship and not judging people (or in Delia’s case, monsters and rabbits) by what they look like and that there is logic to getting over a fear.
I think this story will be very helpful for children to face their fears and be comforted by Delia’s adventure.
It was a bit confusing on what the characters were doing. At times they were trying to get to the castle to get rid of Delia’s nightmares, but in other paragraphs it was focused on Delia getting home. This was made clear in the end, however, and the ending was so cute. I especially loved the illustrations throughout.
Final rating: 🌟🌟🌟