Category Archives: Picture Book Review

“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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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

We’re in the wrong book! Written and Illustrated by: Richard Byrne Published by: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 29, 2015 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: interactive, friendship, adventure, belonging. Opening Lines: Bella and Ben were jumping down the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

YAYYYYY!!!  I am always happy when the Perfect Picture Book series is back.  It’s such fun reading other blogs and reviews from Susanna’s list, catching up with all the other authors and readers and I get to showcase some great … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

LEMUR DREAMER Written and Illustrated by: Courtney Dicmas Published by: Templar Publishing, UK in 2015 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: fun, friendship, dreamers Opening Lines: The residents of 32 Pebbly Lane led mostly unextraordinary lives. All except one, that … Continue reading

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