“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Love Enough for Two

Written and Illustrated by: Jane Chapman

Published by:  Little Tiger Press (January 12, 2017)

Ages:   3 – 6 years

Theme: sharing, sibling rivalry

Opening Lines: “Mo!” called Grandma one evening “I’ve got a lovely surprise down here!” “Hoo-hoo! A surprise!” thought Mo. “I wonder what it could be…” He fluttered down excitedly to find out.

Synopsis: Grandma has a surprise for Mo, a visit from his baby cousin Bibi. Bt Mo soon feels a little jealous. Why does Bibi get all the tickles and cuddles? And why won’t Grandma play Mo’s favourite game? Mo used to be Grandma’s special Owlet. Will there be room in her heart for two?

Why I like this: Apart from the obvious adorable cover, the full page illustrations in backdrops of blues and greens have you believing anyone could easily cuddle these whispy feathered creatures all day long. The expressions and sometimes hilarious active movements especially from Mo are a delight and bring the “awes…” Kids will relate to little Mo and the apprehension of a new sibling. Especially when in their eyes it looks like the new arrival is getting all the love and attention. I loved how Jane has ensured that no matter who ever comes along Grandma still has the same love she always had for little Mo. It’s in the Grandma gene! It’s a lovely read aloud for both kids and Grandmas.

Resources/Findings:   You can read an interview Jane gave on her work and process, on Joanna Maple’s Blog back in 2012…     http://joannamarple.com/2012/09/26/4341/

Here is her website which she shares with her Husband Tim Warnes also a Picture Book writer and illustrator. .. https://www.chapmanandwarnes.com/

Here is a website with some of Jane’s books and lots of fun teacher toolkits…   https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/authors/jane-chapman/

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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4 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” Friday

  1. Sue Heavenrich says:

    What a great way to start a discussion about how the heart stretches… so there’s enough room and love for all.

  2. What a sweet and beautiful book. It is such a confusing time for children to deal with a new sibling. This book would be perfect for a great grandson and a great niece.

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