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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

The Green Umbrella Written by: Jackie Azua Kramer Illustrated by: Maral Sassouni Published by: North South Inc 2017 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Imagination, Friendship, Sharing, Adventure Opening Lines: One rainy day an Elephant was taking a walk with … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Dormouse Dreams Written by: Karma Wilson Illustrated by: Renata Liwska Published by: Disney Hyperion February 2017 Ages:   2 – 5 years Theme: Dreams, Friendships Opening Lines: Deep in the woods, in a pine tree house, curled up in a ball … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

LITTLE OWL’S EGG Written by: Debi Gliori Illustrated by: Alison Brown Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing London 2016 Ages:   3 – 6 Theme: Love, sibling rival, Opening Lines: Little Owl’s mummy had some very exciting news. She had laid a beautiful … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

KITE DAY – A Bear and Mole Story Written and Illustrated by:   Will Hillenbrand Published by: Holiday House New York 2012 Ages:   3 – 6 Theme: friendship, teamwork, possibilities, fun Opening Lines: Bear looked at the sky. Could it be? … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Lonely Giant Written and Illustrated by: Sophie Ambrose Published by: Walker Books Ltd 2016 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: destruction, environmental kindness, friendship and freedom Opening Lines: In a cave, on top of a crag, in the middle … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The First Drawing Written and Illustrated by: Mordicai Gerstein Ages : 4 – 7 years Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers US (26 Sept. 2013) Theme: Imagination, Dreams Opening Lines: Some of the oldest drawings ever found were made more than … Continue reading

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