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

Perfect Picture Book Friday’s is back, Yay!   So let’s start with a dreamy bedtime story for those cooler nights… The Wishing Boat Written by: Amanda Tarlau Illustrated by: Chris Saunders Published by:  Gosford, NSW : Scholastic Australia 2017 Ages:   3 … Continue reading

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Rice From Heaven

I am so excited to be holding this beautiful picture book, “Rice from Heaven” written by the lovely Tina Cho and illustrated by Keum Jin Song. It finally arrived down-under, New Zealand. I can’t believe it’s here. It is very special … Continue reading

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SCBWI NZ Professional Day

Warm, fun, friendly, informative, and often hilarious were words that came to mind as I drove home across the Harbour Bridge with the glistening water below and sun streaming through the windscreen. The threat of dark clouds approaching couldn’t dampen … Continue reading

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Webinars and a SCBWI Conference coming up!

Hi folks, Sorry I’ve been absent from my post here.  Perfect Picture Book Friday is on a Northern Summer vacation and I had an operation that put me out of action for a few weeks.  Never fear all is good and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Second Sky Written by: Patrick Guest Illustrated by: Jonathan Bentley Published by: Little Hare Books   2017 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: dreams, limitations, discovering oneself. Opening Lines: Gilbert peeked out from his egg and saw the sky for … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

FUZZY DOODLE Written by: Melinda Szymanik Illustrated by: Donovan Bixley Published by: Scholastic, New Zealand June 2016 Ages:   3 – 7 years (but could be for any age) Theme: Birth, Growth, Imagination Opening Lines: Fuzzy started as a scribble, just … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

MY OLD PAL, OSCAR Written by: Amy Hest Illustrated by: Amy Bates Published by: Abrams Books for young readers, New York 2016 Ages:   4 – 7 Years Theme: Friendship, Loss, Grief, New beginnings Opening Lines: Hello, you. Who are you? … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

My Picture Book review today is in respect of Mothers’ Day this Sunday.  What are you doing for Mothers’ Day? LOVE IS Written by: Diane Adams Illustrated by: Claire Keane Published by: Chronicle Books LLC 2017 Ages:   3 – 6 … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Little Blue Chair Written by: Cary Fagan Illustrated by: Madeline Kloepper Published by: Tundra Books, division of Random House. Jan 2017 Ages:   3 – 7 Years Theme: repurposing, travel, uses. Opening Lines: Boo had a favorite chair. It was little. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

PUPPY LOVE The Story of Esme and Sam Written by: Gillian Shields Illustrated by: Elizabeth Harbour Published by: Simon & Schuster Books New York USA 2009 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: love, opposites, friendship Opening Lines: This is the … Continue reading

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