Doug the slug needs a hug. But who wants to hug a slug called Doug? Maybe Gail the snail?
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?”
The Hug can be read from front-to-back (from Hedgehog’s point of view) or back-to-front (from Tortoise’s point of view). While We Can't Hug is about showing how we love each other during social distancing in the Covid-19 pandemic
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!
2020 Anniversary Classic Illustrated Books ~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ~ Not Now Bernard ~ Miffy
I am super excited to reveal the cover for an incredible upcoming picture book, The Tale of the Whale by Karen Swann and Padmacandra.
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!
This gorgeously illustrated picture book takes you on a tour of some of the most famous sights of Dublin, with the Dublin Vampire “hiding” on each page.
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!
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.
Taking Time is a gentle, illustrated poem invites children from all walks of life, to take the time to appreciate all the wonderful things around us.
From the author of The Misadventures of Frederick, Ben Manley, comes yet another unique and original picture book, Albert Talbot: Master of Disguise, illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey.
When Maisy’s brother, Ed, tells her that dinosaur toys are for boys, Maisy is quick to inform him that he is yet to meet T. Rex’s big sister, She Rex!
When animal expert Miranda sees her teacher wandering freely around the town, she puts all she has learnt from Wildlife TV star Nature Joe into practice and sets out on a mission to put Mrs Birdley back in her natural habitat… the classroom.
Last week saw the publication of a book I had been eagerly awaiting… Bears Love Squares written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Edward Underwood. Despite Raccoon’s best efforts to show Bear the joys of other shapes, Bear only loves squares. Edwards illustrations are lovely and fun and the text placement adds to the geometric... Continue Reading →
If you are looking for a book for children that challenges stereotypes, then I highly recommend I Can Catch a Monster
Title: Meesha Makes Friends Author & Illustrator: Tom Percival The Blurb: Meesha loves making things. But there's one thing she finds difficult to make - friends. She doesn't know quite what to do, what to say or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues. But one day she discovers... Continue Reading →