When a little girl decides to write a story, she ponders and puzzles over whom to write about. Then she hears a loud voice, lots of loud voices in fact, coming from would-be picture book characters, all vying for the lead role in her story.
This warm, witty, and spookily accurate(!) book identifies all the different types of mums out there, from the sporty mum to the online mum; the organised mum to the last-minute mum.
Cureadosity, a picture book subscription service. I review the service and three January titles: The Couch Potato by Jory John & Pete Oswald; I Really, Really Need a Wee! by Karl Newson & Duncan Beedie; Afraid of the Dark by Lucy Farfort, Isabel Otter & Sarah Shaffi
The Secret of Me by Amy Sparkes and Sandra de la Prada, a gorgeous rhyming picture book that celebrates the power of imagination. A young child asks a big question: “when I am BIGGER, what will I be?”
2020 hasn’t been the year many of us expected. But through all the craziness, there have been some wonderful picture books published. Here are my favourite picture books of the year!
Orphan and pickpocket Nine must break the curse of a magic house to save it's eclectic residents and her own slice of happiness.
Too Much Stuff by Emily Gravett is a wonderful rhyming story about two magpies called Meg and Ash who want to build the perfect nest for their eggs.
2020 Anniversary Classic Illustrated Books ~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ~ Not Now Bernard ~ Miffy
a festive post featuring some incredible new Christmas illustrated books as well as some classics re-told
A dog-prince sets off in his truck to deliver a very important birthday present to the princess. But this is no ordinary truck. It contains vehicles, inside vehicles, inside vehicles – Russian doll style!
The Night Bear by Ana & Thiago de Moraes, published by Andersen Press, is a reassuring story that sees all the nightmares gobbled up!
A scary witch is getting her creepy castle ready for the spookiest party ever. She brings some pumpkins to life to help and is dismayed to discover one of them isn’t scary at all!
It’s time to get your party wriggle on with The Veg Patch Party by Clare Foges and Al Murphy. It is the vegetables’ picture book version of Glastonbury!
You've probably heard the expression "when pigs fly," but have you heard the Spanish phrase "when frogs grow hair" or the Yoruba saying "when chicken have teeth"? This fun-filled collection of idioms from around the world includes expressions in ten languages
Did you know that some young fairies can be incredibly… grumpy! And not just a bit grumpy, foot-stomping, frowny, bottom-lip-sticking-outy kind of grumpy.
Dog has always wanted a little boy. It’s a shame Dog didn’t get to pick which little boy he had, but it doesn’t matter because Dog likes his boy. This is a book for dogs. And dog lovers, but mainly for the dogs – dog owners can just read it to them. Finally, dogs are getting to tell THEIR story from THEIR perspective.
One of my top picks for 2020! If You See a Lion is written by Karl Newson and illustrated by Andrea Stegmaier. Have you seen a lion? It’s hiding somewhere in this book. But you’ll have to take a closer look…
Old Macdonald had a farm, and on that farm he had a teapot, and in that teapot lived a teeny weeny blue genie who just wanted some peace and quiet.