Quiet! Kate Alizadeh Child’s Play We join a small girl on an exciting auditory exploration of her (seemingly single-parent) family home. ‘Ssssh! Listen, what’s that noise?’ is her invitation as we follow her from room to room. Staring in the kitchen there’s the bubble bubble of the pan rattling on the cooker, the hummmmmmmm of […]
Let’s Find Fred Steven Lenton Scholastic It’s early evening in Garden City Zoo; all the animals are snuggled up ready for sleep, all that is except one. Fred is anything but ready for his bedtime story; in fact he’s off on an adventure … albeit with zookeeper Fred on his trusty old motor scooter, […]
The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth Ellie Hattie and Karl James Mountford Little Tiger Press Strange stomping sounds from the street waken young Oscar from his slumbers and send him outside. There he encounters a mammoth that introduces himself as Timothy and asks the lad if he’s seen baby brother mammoth, Teddy. Teddy’s crashing […]
Fairytale Frankie and the Mermaid Escapade Greg Gormley and Steve Lenton Orchard Books This was eagerly seized upon by one of my readers who had enjoyed Fairytale Frankie and the Tricky Witch. This time, fairytale lover Frankie encounters a mermaid at the seaside, a mermaid who is reluctant to join her for a swim on […]
We’re spreading the word about World Book Day UK on 2nd March 2017. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event which, aims to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading. For details about how to get involved click through to the event website here.
Tiger Tiger Jonny Lambert Little Tiger Press I randomly opened my copy of Jonny Lambert’s latest offering at this spread … and instantly knew I was in picture book paradise. That strutting Tiger looking so disdainful while an excited Cub is endeavouring to interest him in the colourful butterfly he’s just spotted on a plant, […]
When an Elephant Falls in Love Davide Cali and Alice Lotti Chronicle Books Davide Cali of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School and The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer fame brings his sardonic wit to an exploration of falling in love, elephant style. In his straightforward text, he offers, one by one, […]