Okay I know I am a bit late, but I have been entertaining a cute little blond 6 year old nephew, who has come to visit and this weekend has been such a delight. I had this review done earlier, but finding the time to actually post it, well, in between putting the Christmas Tree up at 1am in the morning seemed like a good time..
MONTY AND MILLI The Totally Amazing Magic Trick
Written by: Tracey Corderoy
Illustrated by: Tim Warnes
Published by: Little Tiger Press Imprint of Magi Publications 2012
Age: 3 – 7
Theme: sibling rivalry, copying, magic
Opening Lines: Everything Monty did…. Milli did too. When Monty roared, Milli roared. When Monty painted… so did Milli!
Synopsis: Everything Monty does Milli does to and when Monty gets a magic set, even though it is for one, Milli wants to join in. Monty feels Milli is taking over and has had enough, and wishes Milli is turned into a warty toad. Later when called for their teatime Milli is nowhere to be seen, Monty fears he HAS turned Milli into a warty toad. The ending is cute and there is a surprise, does Monty have magical powers? You will have to read to find out..hehe.
Why I like this: Firstly it’s a beautifully illustrated book by Tim. He makes it comical, bright and fun. Tim has illustrated and written many books and is also the creator of Chalk and Cheese comic strip. Tracey has weaved a timeless message, one that I can certainly relate to, as the oldest with two younger siblings. It’s true they can sometimes be a pain and you wish they could disappear, but we also learn tolerance, love and family values.
Here is Tracey’s lovely website… http://www.traceycorderoy.com/
Learn more about Tim at his website… http://www.chapmanandwarnes.com/ and a write up in Amazon…. http://www.amazon.com/Tim-Warnes/e/B001IU2OOQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_2
Resources/Findings: A website about dealing with sibling rivalry….. http://voices.yahoo.com/five-tips-dealing-sibling-rivalry-90552.html
Information on siblings through the Mayo Clinic… http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sibling-rivalry/MY01914
For more books with resources please head on over and visit the lovely author Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog and find the tab for Perfect Picture Books. Her blog is full of resources links and activities associated with the books reviewed by many authors.