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.

SUSANNA’S HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST FOR CHILDREN’S WRITERS.

          Hi everyone, it’s that time of year when pumpkins lit smiling toothy grins, hot potions are stirring in black pots over smouldering fires and spiders are dancing across their webs scaring children passing by and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

ARCHIE THE ARTY SLOTH Written and Illustrated by:  Heath McKenzie  Published by:    Little Hare; First edition (1 May 2019) Ages:    4 – 7 years Theme:   acceptance, believing in oneself, art. Opening Lines:  Archie was bored.  This happened surprisingly often, given … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

TIGER WALK Written by:  Dianne Hofmeyr  Illustrated by:  Jesse Hodgson  Published by:    Otter-Barry Books  UK 2018 and in USA 2019 Ages:    4- 8 years Theme:   Art, Fear. Animals, reassurance Opening Lines:  At the art gallery, Tom watches the tiger.  And … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

THE BLUE PEBBLE Written by:  Anne-Gaelle Balpe  and Translated by Kathryn Bishop  Illustrated by:  Eve Tharlet  Published by:    This edition published in 2011 by Michael Neugebauer Publishing Ltd Hong Kong.  Amazon has it published in May 2019. Ages:    5 – … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” FRIDAY

Just the Right Size Written by:  Bonnie Grubman  Illustrated by:  Suzanne Diederen  Published by:    Clavis Publishing Inc, New York 2018 Ages:    3 – 6 years Theme:   Big and Small, Being huggable. Opening Lines:  Did you know… that a ladybug is … Continue reading

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A FATHER’S LOVE: Nine Different Openings

  Most countries follow the United States tradition and celebrate Father’s Day on the 3rd Sunday in June, however New Zealand and Australia celebrate Father’s Day on the 1st Sunday in September. …   So what better time than now to … Continue reading

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“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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