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.

“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

KITE DAY – A Bear and Mole Story Written and Illustrated by:   Will Hillenbrand Published by: Holiday House New York 2012 Ages:   3 – 6 Theme: friendship, teamwork, possibilities, fun Opening Lines: Bear looked at the sky. Could it be? … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Lonely Giant Written and Illustrated by: Sophie Ambrose Published by: Walker Books Ltd 2016 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: destruction, environmental kindness, friendship and freedom Opening Lines: In a cave, on top of a crag, in the middle … Continue reading

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Write a story in 50 Precious Words

Hi everyone, There is a contest going on over at my dear writing friends blog – Picture Books help Kids Soar. Writing a story using 50 precious words.  Hurray along to her blog and check out what you need to do … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The First Drawing Written and Illustrated by: Mordicai Gerstein Ages : 4 – 7 years Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers US (26 Sept. 2013) Theme: Imagination, Dreams Opening Lines: Some of the oldest drawings ever found were made more than … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

COME ON TIGER TOM Written and Illustrated by: Gabriel Alborozo Published by: Simon and Schuster 2016 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: Confidence, Learning Opening Lines: One long, hot summer’s day, Tiger Tom and his mum went out for a … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

THE TERRIBLE SUITCASE Written by: Emma Allen Illustrated by: Freya Blackwood Ages : 4- 9 years Publisher: Omnibus Books from Scholastic Australia 2012 Theme: imagination, disappointment, friendship Opening Lines: Because I got a terrible suitcase for my going-to-school present instead … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Oops! I’m late, I’m late. But I do have a lovely picture book to share as we countdown to Christmas Day. Christmas for a Kitten Written by: Robin Pulver Illustrated by: Layne Johnson Published by: Albert Whitman & Co USA … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

POOKA Written by: Carol Chataway Illustrated by: Nina Rycroft Published by: Working Title Press, Australia 2012 Ages:   2 – 6 Theme: friendship, dog, companion, lost and found, attachment Opening Lines: “Someone’s left an old coat on our doorstep,” said Dad. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Rudie Nudie Written and Illustrated by:   Emma Quay. Published by: Harper Collins (Australian) first 2011 and again in paperback 2014 Ages:   2 and up. Theme: nudity, playtime, bath-time, bedtime. Opening Lines: One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog Written by: Carol Chiodo Fleischman Illustrated by: Stephanie Ford Published by: Pelican Publishing Company, USA 2015 Ages:   8 – 12 years Theme: Trust, respect, teamwork Opening Lines: One morning soon after I came … Continue reading

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