Author Archives: Diane Tulloch

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.

“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Glump and the Peeble Written by: Wendy Meddour Illustrated by: Rebecca Ashdown Published by:  Frances Lincoln Children’s Books July 2016 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Friendship, being different Opening Lines: The Glump lived alone, In a cave, in … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Winter has arrived in all it’s gusty wind, rain and hail.  A tornado did quite a bit of damage up north and our Sky Tower was struck by lightning. Temperatures have dropped drastically and so it’s no surprise that this … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Sleeping Gypsy Written by and Illustrated by: Mordicai Gerstein Published by:  Holiday House September 2016 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Wonder, Dreams, Art Opening Lines: One night, Henri Rousseau dreamed of a girl walking alone across a desert. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

First to the Top Written by:   David Hill Illustrated by: Phoebe Morris Published by:  Puffin Books of Penguin Random House New Zealand 2015 Ages:   3 – 10 years Theme: Courage, skill, determination Opening Lines: When Edmund Hillary was a boy … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Tiny Owl on the Ramshackle Farm Written and Illustrated by: Lotte Wotherspoon Published by:  Clay Press, Auckland New Zealand 2016 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme: Bravery, Fear, Farm animals Opening Lines: High in the branes of an old macrocarpa, … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Way Home for Wolf Written by:   Rachel Bright Illustrated by: Jim Field Published by:  Orchard Books, The Watts Publishing Group October 2018 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme: Friendship, Bravery Opening Lines: As a rainbow of lights flickered soft … Continue reading

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Webinar – “The Top Five Mistakes That Editors and Agents Most Commonly See in Submissions and How to Avoid Them.”

Last Sunday New Zealand time of 12.30pm which was around 8.30pm Saturday Eastern time in the USA, I sat down to zoom in on a free webinar through the Children’s Book Academy hosted by Dr Mira Reisberg Editor/AD of Clear … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Little Robin Red Vest Written and Illustrated by: Jan Fearnley Published by:  Nosy Crow Ltd UK new edition 2018 Ages:   2 – 5 years Theme: Giving, Compassion, Kindness Opening Lines: Once upon a time, there was a little brown bird. … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – FRIDAY

A Home Full of Friends Written by : Peter Bently Illustrated by: Charles Fuge Published by:  Hodder Children’s Books (10 Aug. 2017) Ages:   5 – 11 years Theme: Friendship, Compassion, Kindness Opening Lines: Bramble was looking for nuts by the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Lonely Little Tree Written by : Moya Kirby Illustrated by: Terri Rose Baynton Published by:  Scholastic New Zealand, October 2018 Ages:   2 – 6 years Theme: Christmas, Forestry, Loneliness, Helping one another Opening Lines: Where once grew a forest … Continue reading

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