Category Archives: Reading Aloud

“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

A Child’s Garden – a story of hope Author/Illustrator:  Michael Foreman Published by:  Walker Books England 2009 Age: 5 – 8 years Theme: Hope, patience, healing Opening Line:  The boy saw it after a night of rain, a speck of … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

“Swift” Author/Illustrator:  Robert J Blake Published: Penquin, New York  2007 Ages:  5 years and up Themes:  Trust, Courage, Adventure, Opening Lines:   Ma says Pa and Swift were out hunting on the day I was born – and that I have wanted … Continue reading

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Perfect Book for a Birthday!

A beautiful Book full of Pictures that teaches us much about love, life and Joy has to be the ultimate Perfect Picture Book….. in my book! (Pun included..) Julie Andrews’ Treasury for all Seasons – Poems and Songs to Celebrate … Continue reading

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“PICTURE PERFECT BOOK” – FRIDAY

“The Sandman” Author:  Udo Weigelt Illustrated by:   Sibylle Heusser Translated by:   J. Alison James Published by:   North-South Books Ages:  3 – 7 years Theme:   friendship, sleep, dreams, loneliness Opening Lines:   Every night when the Sandman came home from dusting the … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – FRIDAY

“Cork on the Ocean” Author:  Mark Sommerset Illustrator:  Rowan Sommerset Published by:  Dreamboat Books Age Range:  2 – 5 years Theme:   Friendship, discovery, hope Opening page:  “Somewhere between the blue and the green, further than far can be, A little … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” –Friday

With Mother’s Day just over a week away I couldn’t resist in reviewing the Perfect picture book for Mother and Child.  Come share in the joy of wisdom and wonder from the pages of……..           “Thanks to You” Wisdom from … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

With the recent Earth Day celebrated in different parts of the world I thought I would share something of my countries native wildlife.  Hence this book review… “Kiri the Kereru” Author:   Janet Martin Illustrated by:  Ivar Treskon Published by:  Jampot Productions Ltd, … Continue reading

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“Pefect Picture Book” -Friday

In lieu of Princess Week I thought I would post a book I have had lying around my desk at work for some time.  Although it’s more about a certain fairy, there is a princess involved, read on….   The … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Book – Friday

Herbert The Brave Sea Dog A True New Zealand Story Author/Illustrator:   Robyn Belton First Published : in 2008 by Molly Paul Books. Ages: 3 – 7 Theme:  Faith, belief, devotion, survival, historical fiction, First Lines:  Herbert was a small dog … Continue reading

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PERFECT PICTURE BOOK – FRIDAY

TWO LITTLE BUGS Author:   Mark Sommerset Illustrator:  Rowan Sommerset Published by:   Dreamboat Books Ages:   0 – 12 years. Theme:   Friendship, Lonely, anxiety, believe First Lines:  Two little bugs sitting on a leaf, One on the top…. One underneath. Synopsis:  From … Continue reading

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