Category Archives: Picture book

“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

COME ON TIGER TOM Written and Illustrated by: Gabriel Alborozo Published by: Simon and Schuster 2016 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: Confidence, Learning Opening Lines: One long, hot summer’s day, Tiger Tom and his mum went out for a … 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

Adelaide’s Secret World Written and Illustrated by:   Elise Hurst Ages : 4 – 8 years Publisher: Allen and Unwin November 2015 Theme: Courage, change, and finding ones soul mate. Opening Lines: Adelaide lived in a little old shop behind a … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

SNOW Written and Illustrated by: Sam Usher Published by: Templar Publishing 2014 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: Patience, eagerness, prepared Opening Lines: When I woke up this morning it was snowing! I couldn’t wait to go to the park. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

With the news this week of one of New Zealand’s sporting legend’s death at the young age of 40 years, Jono Lomu was known around the world as a Rugby great…  It is a time of remembering and reflecting on … Continue reading

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“SHOW ME HOW!”

Hi Everyone, After a hectic few weeks it has been lovely taking time out to relax away from work, catch up on some revision and even draft a new picture book story for my June 12×12 group. Also I have … Continue reading

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BOOK LOVE – A Blog Hop

I was deciding what to post this week when my dear writing buddy Carrie tagged me in a BOOK LOVE  of a blogging kind. Don’t you just love  the adorable badge that Dana Carey designed for this?  As Carrie points out we … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

CLEMENTINE’S WALK Written and Illustrated by: Annie White Published by: New Frontier Publishing Pty Ltd, in Australia 2013 Ages:   2 – 5 years Theme: patience, persistence, loyalty Opening Lines: Clementine was very bored, with nothing left to do. Then looking … Continue reading

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Kiwi SCBWI Workshop 201

Spring is a lovely time of year, don’t you agree? On a sunny spring day last weekend I attended the Kiwi SCBWI Picture Books 201 workshop headed by award-winning author and illustrator, Sally Sutton and Nina Rycroft. After attending last year’s … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Steam Train, Dream Train Written by: Sherri Dusky Rinker Illustrated by: Tom Lichtenheld Published by: Chronicle Books LLC 2013 Ages:   4 – 6 years Theme: Trains, animals, night-time Opening Lines:   Through the darkness, clickety-clack…   coming closer, down the track… hold … Continue reading

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