Category Archives: Picture Book Review

“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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Little Piano Girl Written by: Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald Illustrated by: Giselle Potter Published by: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children 2010 Ages:   5 – 8 years Theme: music, jazz, acceptance, non-fiction, Opening Lines: The night she left Georgia, … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

THAT’S WHEN I KNEW A Big Sister’s Tale Written and Illustrated by: Claire Alexander Published by: PaRragon Books; 1st edition (December 13, 2013) Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: Siblings, Connection, new baby Opening Lines: My name is Poppy, and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

BEFORE I LEAVE Written and Illustrated by: Jessixa Bagley Published by: Neal Porter Book – Roaring Brook Press 2016 Ages:   5 – 7 years Theme: friendship, separation, endurance Opening Lines: I found out we’re moving. Mom said I needed to … 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

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 TERRIBLE SUITCASE Written by: Emma Allen Illustrated by: Freya Blackwood Ages : 4- 9 years Publisher: Omnibus Books from Scholastic Australia 2012 Theme: imagination, disappointment, friendship Opening Lines: Because I got a terrible suitcase for my going-to-school present instead … Continue reading

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