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.

A HALLOWEENSIE STORY COMPETITION

It’s the 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest over at Susanna Hills Blog and lots of wonderful prizes to be won. But best of all great stories to read and writerly friends aplenty. It’s like a bonfire explosion going on! The rules … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

FARMER JOHN’S TRACTOR Written by: Sally Sutton Illustrated by: Robyn Belton Published by: Walker Books Australia 2012 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme: patience, determination, trusty Opening Lines: Farmer John’s tractor lies locked in the shed. Rusty yet trusty and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

A Letter to my Teacher Written by: Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by: Nancy Carpenter Published by: Schwartz and Wade Books, New York. An imprint of Random House. April 2017 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: empathy, patience, inspire Opening Lines: Dear … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

STAY A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List Written by: Kate Klise Illustrated by:  M. Sarah Klise Published by: Feiwell and Friends New York, Imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC. July 2017 Ages:   3 – 5 years Theme: Memories, love … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Hi, I’m back!  Hubby and I have been on a whirlwind trip taking in ten countries in just over thirty days.  More about that later.  Right now I’m getting back into writing, catching up with my critique partners and I’m so … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Great ZOO Hullabaloo Written by: Mark Carthew Illustrated by:  Anil Tortop Published by: New Frontier Publishing Pty ltd, Australia 2017 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: animals, music, mystery Opening Lines: When Jess and Jack opened the gates to … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Holly’s Day at the Pool Written and Illustrated by: Benson Shum Published by: Disney – Hyperion 2017 Ages:   3 – 8 years Theme: fear, swimming, Opening Lines: When Piggy Wig is stuck in a tree, Holly is the only one … Continue reading

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A MOUSE SO SMALL Written by: Angela McAllister Illustrated by: Caroline Pedler Published by: Little Tiger Press 2015 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: size, friendship, caring Opening Lines: A cold wind rustled through the wood. “Autumn is nearly over,” … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

At 12.51 pm on the 22nd February 2011 a magnitude 6.30 earthquake struck Christchurch.  Five months previously a magnitude 7.1 quake rocked the city and the Canterbury region.  The children of Christchurch and of Canterbury have suffered greatly as a … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I thought it was about time I reviewed and shared another lovely kiwi picture book. This is true kiwi fun. A Hippo Lives in Havelock Written by: Brett Avison Illustrated by: Scott Tulloch Published by: David Bateman Ltd, New Zealand … Continue reading

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