“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday


Book  Clementines WalkWritten and Illustrated by: Annie White

Published by: New Frontier Publishing Pty Ltd, in Australia 2013

Ages:   2 – 5 years

Theme: patience, persistence, loyalty

Opening Lines: Clementine was very bored, with nothing left to do. Then looking up she saw her lead, and that gave her a clue.

Synopsis: Clementine is intent on finding someone to take her for a walk, but everyone is just too busy. When they finally find the time, Clementine is nowhere to be found.

Why I like this: Simplicity, beautifully done. The text, rhyming, and theme of a natural situation wrapped in gorgeous clean colourful fun illustrations kids will adore. This playful puppy will unknowingly teach children about patience and persistence. The book itself is an excellent tool for kids to learn about the behaviours of puppies, and a great intro into learning about how to look after a pet and generate story ideas kids can write. I loved this book.

Resources/Findings: Annie is best known for her beautiful illustrations. Here you can see a couple from this book along with her other illustrations…   http://anniewhite.com/illustrations

Here is a beautiful teachers aid, on Clementine’s Walk done by the Little Book Club…   http://www.thelittlebigbookclub.com.au/sites/thelittlebigbookclub.com.au/files/files/title_resource/learningtime_clementineswalk_45_september_2013.pdf

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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22 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  1. Looks adorable! My son has been hired to take a new pup on long walks to tucker him out. I bet he’d like to read this!

  2. What a sweet book about dog walking, patience, and responsibility. Kids will be enchanted with this tale. Lovely review, Diane. I love your Australian shares.

  3. Darlene says:

    Another delightful book!

  4. Carrie Finison says:

    This looks like such a fun one, Diane! My daughter loves dogs and I know she’d really enjoy this. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Joanna says:

    Clementine sounds like a little rascal!

  6. Yep! A cute little rascal! 🙂

  7. I need to read this one to my dogs. So cute.

  8. Maybe she’s the dog I saw walking herself around town last week? What a cute idea.

  9. Aw! My kind of book!! Dogs and walkies and Rhythm! I’ll be sniffing this one out! Thanks!!!

  10. Shhhhh. Don’t tell my kids, but we might be getting a doggy. Now I’ll have to find this book in the U.S.

  11. This one looks charming! Hope they have it here in the States! Thanks for sharing it.

  12. Lily Lau says:

    Of course kids would love a book about a doggie wanting to go for a walk! 🙂

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