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

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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Each Kindness Written: Jacqueline Woodson Illustrated by: E. B. Lewis Published by: Nancy Paulsen Books, 7th Print edition of Penguin Group 2 October 2012 Ages:   4 to 8 years. Theme: Friendship, opportunity lost. Opening Lines: That winter, snow fell on … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Snow Lion Written: Jim Helmore Illustrated by: Richard Jones Published by: Simon & Schuster, London, Uk. September 2017 Ages:   2 years and over. Theme: Friendship, courage. Opening Lines: Caro and her mum went to live in a new house … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I’ve missed a few weeks of PPBF due to visitors and life getting in the way, but I’m glad to be back and sharing this wonderful find…. PERFECTLY NORMAN Written and illustrated by: Tom Percival Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

SOMEONE LIKE ME Written by: Patricia MacLachlan Illustrated by: Chris Sheban Published by: Roaring Brook Press July 2017 Ages:   4 – 8 years. Theme: Thoughts, wonder. Opening Lines: If you were a little girl who listened to stories over and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

FEARLESS Written by: Colin Thompson Illustrated by: Sarah Davis Published by: First published in 2009 and then again in 2012 by Harper Collins, Australia Ages:   4 year and over. Theme: naming, fears, puppy, being true. Opening Lines: When a new … Continue reading

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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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