Category Archives: Picture Book Review

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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“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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