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

Nara and the Island Written and Illustrated by:  Dan Ungureanu Published by:   Andersen Press, UK & USA  2016 Ages:    4 – 9 years Theme: exploration, bravery, making new friends            Opening Lines:   My home is so small, you can’t lose … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

TWO BEARS  – An Epic journey of Hope Written by:  Patricia Hegarty Illustrated by:  Rotem Teplow Published by:   Caterpillar Books – Imprint of the Little Tiger Group, UK 2020 Ages:    3-6 years Theme: Hope, journey,                                                     Opening Lines:   This is … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

STAND UP! SPEAK UP! Written and Illustrated by:  Andrew Joyner Published by:   Schwartz Wade Books, New York  6th October 2020 Ages:    4 – 8 years Theme:   Empowerment, Community, Hope            Opening Lines:   Wake up.  Dress up. Drink up. Eat up. Meet … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Little Piece of Red Wool Written by:  Anne-Gaelle Balpe Illustrated by:   Eve Tharlet Published by:    Minedition 2014  Michael Neugebauer Publishing Ltd Ages:    3 – 6 years Theme:   sharing, helping others, flow-on Opening Lines:   Oli had decided to go for … Continue reading

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For Writers, Time IS on Your Side

I love introducing books especially those of writing friends and critique buddies like Carrie Finison’s “Don’t Hug Doug.” Introducing her book, Carrie touches on that very important element in our writing journey that we as writers need to be aware … Continue reading

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HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY of … MY BREAKFAST WITH JESUS by Tina Cho

Written by; Tina Cho Illustrated by; Guy Wolek Published by; Harvest House (2020) Ages: 4-8 Themes: Diversity, Faith, Compassion Synopsis: From Amazon: For more than 2,000 years, people have started their day with a delicious meal in their bellies and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Thunder Horse Written by:  Eve Bunting Illustrated by:   Dennis Nolan Published by:    Roaring Brook Press (November 14, 2017) Ages:    3 – 6 years Theme:   love, letting go, magic Opening Lines:   My Aunt Aldora gave me a tiny horse, no bigger … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Once, I was Loved Written and Illustrated by:  Belinda Landsberry Illustrated by: Published by:    EK Books (October 15, 2019) Ages:    4 -11 years Theme:   friendship, humanity, love. Opening Lines:   Hey, it’s me! Tock! Down here in the Charity Box.  I’m … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Wake Up, Island Written by:  Mary Casanova Illustrated by:  Woodcuts by Nick Wroblewski Published by:    Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (February 24, 2016 Ages:    4 -7 years Theme:   nature, animals, woodlands Opening Lines:   While you sleep, the day is … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The FIX IT Man Written by:  Dimity Powell Illustrated by:  Nicky Johnston Published by:    EK Books, Imprint of Exisle Pub Pty Ltd 2017 Ages:    4 -8 years Theme:   grief, loss, resilience Opening Lines:   My dad can fix anything. It’s what … Continue reading

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