Category Archives: Picture Book Review

“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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Oops! I’m late, I’m late. But I do have a lovely picture book to share as we countdown to Christmas Day. Christmas for a Kitten Written by: Robin Pulver Illustrated by: Layne Johnson Published by: Albert Whitman & Co USA … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

POOKA Written by: Carol Chataway Illustrated by: Nina Rycroft Published by: Working Title Press, Australia 2012 Ages:   2 – 6 Theme: friendship, dog, companion, lost and found, attachment Opening Lines: “Someone’s left an old coat on our doorstep,” said Dad. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Rudie Nudie Written and Illustrated by:   Emma Quay. Published by: Harper Collins (Australian) first 2011 and again in paperback 2014 Ages:   2 and up. Theme: nudity, playtime, bath-time, bedtime. Opening Lines: One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog Written by: Carol Chiodo Fleischman Illustrated by: Stephanie Ford Published by: Pelican Publishing Company, USA 2015 Ages:   8 – 12 years Theme: Trust, respect, teamwork Opening Lines: One morning soon after I came … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Sometimes Written and Illustrated by: Rebecca Elliott Published by: Lion Hudson (March 1, 2014) Ages:   5 – 7 years old Theme: friendship, support, empathy, caring Opening Lines: Clemmie is the best sister. She plays cowboys. She has enormous hair. She … Continue reading

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