“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Perfect Picture Book Friday’s is back, Yay!   So let’s start with a dreamy bedtime story for those cooler nights…

The Wishing Boat

Written by: Amanda Tarlau

Illustrated by: Chris Saunders

Published by:  Gosford, NSW : Scholastic Australia 2017

Ages:   3 – 6 years

Theme: dreams, imagination.

Opening Lines: In my little wishing boat, I cast off with the moonlit tide, unfurling sails to chase the wind and explore the oceans wide.

Synopsis: Drift along into a dream of adventure where anything is possible. A beautiful story about a young girl’s journey, through a dream world, with a playful rhyming text, and whimsical illustrations.

Why I like this: I love the rhyming sparse text. With rainbow fish that blows bubbles and others that play hide and seek among an underwater world of forests, caverns and castles we are easily lead into an adventure by a cute pixie faced little girl. While her wish to explore the oceans and discover new lands was brief there was sufficient action and drama to keep the reader interested. The full page illustrations are beautiful and whimsical.

Resources/Findings:   A lovely teachers resource from Scholastic…   https://resource.scholastic.com.au/resourceFiles/8434479_65554.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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13 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

  1. ptnozell says:

    What a lovely new-to-me bedtime story, Diane. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love that cover! It looks like a good bedtime read full of imagery and sweet dreams! Great choice!

  3. Joanna says:

    The cover certainly invites one to adventure.

  4. I haven’t seen this one either. I too like the cover. I’ll look for it in my library. Thanks for introducing me!

  5. What a lovely cover image! Sounds very peaceful. I look forward to taking a look!

  6. Yes, it does look dreamy! Hope I can find a copy!

  7. I always love good rhyming books. I’m thinking my granddaughter might enjoy this one. Thanks!

  8. Sue Heavenrich says:

    I love the cover art. It sets a peaceful mood.

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