Category Archives: Picture Book Review

The Diamond and The Boy – by Hannah Holt – Book Review

  Written by:   Hannah Holt Illustrated by: Jay Fleck Published by:  Balzer + Bray (October 2, 2018 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Pressure, Perseverance Synopsis:  Told in a unique dual-narrative format, The Diamond and the Boy follows the stories … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I’ve been slipping a bit lately in keeping up with book reviews.  However I have been busy looking through picture books at my local library and sometimes it just takes awhile to find the right story, something that connects, makes … 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

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

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

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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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

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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Charley’s First Night Written by: Amy Hest Illustrated by: Helen Oxenbury Published by: Walker Books Ltd 2012 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme: pet, responsibility, home Opening Lines: It was snowing that night and Charley wanted me to carry him … Continue reading

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