Category Archives: Picture Book Review

“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Winter has arrived in all it’s gusty wind, rain and hail.  A tornado did quite a bit of damage up north and our Sky Tower was struck by lightning. Temperatures have dropped drastically and so it’s no surprise that this … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Sleeping Gypsy Written by and Illustrated by: Mordicai Gerstein Published by:  Holiday House September 2016 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Wonder, Dreams, Art Opening Lines: One night, Henri Rousseau dreamed of a girl walking alone across a desert. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

First to the Top Written by:   David Hill Illustrated by: Phoebe Morris Published by:  Puffin Books of Penguin Random House New Zealand 2015 Ages:   3 – 10 years Theme: Courage, skill, determination Opening Lines: When Edmund Hillary was a boy … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – FRIDAY

A Home Full of Friends Written by : Peter Bently Illustrated by: Charles Fuge Published by:  Hodder Children’s Books (10 Aug. 2017) Ages:   5 – 11 years Theme: Friendship, Compassion, Kindness Opening Lines: Bramble was looking for nuts by the … Continue reading

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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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