Category Archives: Susanna’s PPB Fridays

“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

First to the Top Written by:   David Hill Illustrated by: Phoebe Morris Published by:  Puffin Books of Penguin Random House New Zealand 2015 Ages:   3 – 10 years Theme: Courage, skill, determination Opening Lines: When Edmund Hillary was a boy … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday – SWEET DREAMS SARAH by Vivian Kirkfield

Hi everyone,  while Vivian is now in Geneva I did before she left New Zealand have a chance to talk to her about her book Sweet Dreams Sarah which is due out  April 2nd 2019.  It was originally meant to … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Happy Multicultural Children’s Book Day everyone!   And since I have a lovely writing buddy due to visit me in a months time, all the way from a New England village in the USA,  I thought I would share a tongue-in-cheek story about … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

Yay!  Perfect Picture Book is back and boy do I have some treats in store for you this year….. The lines on Nana’s face Written and Illustrated by: Simona Ciraolo Published by: Flying Eye Books October 2016 Ages:   3 – … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I’ve been slipping a bit lately in keeping up with book reviews.  However I have been busy looking through picture books at my local library and sometimes it just takes awhile to find the right story, something that connects, makes … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

The Second Sky Written by: Patrick Guest Illustrated by: Jonathan Bentley Published by: Little Hare Books   2017 Ages:   3 – 6 years Theme: dreams, limitations, discovering oneself. Opening Lines: Gilbert peeked out from his egg and saw the sky for … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

FUZZY DOODLE Written by: Melinda Szymanik Illustrated by: Donovan Bixley Published by: Scholastic, New Zealand June 2016 Ages:   3 – 7 years (but could be for any age) Theme: Birth, Growth, Imagination Opening Lines: Fuzzy started as a scribble, just … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

MY OLD PAL, OSCAR Written by: Amy Hest Illustrated by: Amy Bates Published by: Abrams Books for young readers, New York 2016 Ages:   4 – 7 Years Theme: Friendship, Loss, Grief, New beginnings Opening Lines: Hello, you. Who are you? … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

SOMEONE LIKE ME Written by: Patricia MacLachlan Illustrated by: Chris Sheban Published by: Roaring Brook Press July 2017 Ages:   4 – 8 years. Theme: Thoughts, wonder. Opening Lines: If you were a little girl who listened to stories over and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

FEARLESS Written by: Colin Thompson Illustrated by: Sarah Davis Published by: First published in 2009 and then again in 2012 by Harper Collins, Australia Ages:   4 year and over. Theme: naming, fears, puppy, being true. Opening Lines: When a new … Continue reading

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