Book review: Burt's Shirt by Surjit Kaur

Author: Surjit Kaur

Genre: Children's book

No. of pages: 39

Published on: 25th May 2017

Published by: Olympia Publishers

Format: Paperback

My rating: ★★★★/5


Burt's Shirt is a simple and pleasing children's read which comes with a big message. This short piece of rhyming story is what your little one will enjoy if you read it out to him/her. This book is perfect for children aged under 3 years and every page has illustrations by Pedro Demetriou which are satisfying to the eyes.

Burt's Shirt is the story of a little boy named Burt who wears a dirty shirt and is pretty happy and proud of his dirty shirt. He shows off his shirt to everyone and loves his shirt to the core. But one day his mother washes his shirt and makes it clean and Burt loves his shirt no more.


The underlying moral of this book is that we should all embrace ourselves the way we are. Every perfection and imperfections that we have makes us who we are. We should not change them and wear our imperfections with pride just like Burt wears his shirt with pride.

This story can be narrated as a bed time story to your little child or sibling. The bright yet simple illustrations adds to the ingredients that make a perfect children's book that can also be given as a gift.


I received a copy of the book from the publishers in exchange of an honest and unbiased review.


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