“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I would like to wish everyone that celebrates it, A very happy Thanks Giving.  It wasn’t till tonight that I realised the choice I made for PPBF has a kind of grateful theme.  Being grateful to be able to share your life with someone, with friends, family and love ones.   I hope you enjoy this beautiful book.

Just Right for Two

Book Just Right for TwoWritten by: Tracey Corderoy

Illustrated by: Rosalind Beardshaw

Published by: Nosey Crow Ltd 2013

Ages:   3 – 6 years

Theme: friendship

Opening Lines: Dog had a big, blue suitcase. He took it with him everywhere. Inside were all his special things.

Synopsis: Dog thinks he has everything he needs in his big, blue suitcase. It’s perfect for all the little treasurers he’s collected and he’s sure that he doesn’t need anything else to keep him happy. But then, Dog meets Mouse and everything changes…

Why I like this: A heart-warming beautifully told story of friendship. Simply told in prose, Dog thinks he has everything he needs, and his suitcase is just right for one. But Mouse appears and after spending time together, Dog realises he doesn’t have everything. The gorgeous illustrations while sweet are cool in colour to start with, giving that lonesome feeling and turn a warm beach colour when Dog and Mouse come together. It is just the sweetest book. A feeling of love, and friendship, proving that life is just right with two.

Resources/Findings: there are no resources for this book but I did find some fun activities regarding friendship for kids….   http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/friendship.html

Songs of friendship for kids….     http://www.songsforteaching.com/friendshipsongs.htm

I’m always pleased to be able to bring you some more special books that have come my way and be able to share them with you and join other great writers over at Susanna’s Blog, where there are literally hundreds of book reviews to view.  So pop 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 books reviewed by many authors.

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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7 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  1. Joanna says:

    HOW ADORABLE! I think I might buy this for myself!

  2. What a beautiful story about friendship. Like how Dog seems independent in the beginning but realizes he’s missing something. What a universal theme for even adults.

  3. beleyne says:

    This story sounds absolutely lovely! I’m glad you shared it.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful story – perfect for this season and any other season…

  5. This one sounds like a keeper – just right for MY bag that I take everywhere with all my special things! 🙂

  6. cassam101 says:

    Lovely story for children. I must write the name down.

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