Category Archives: Susanna’s PPB Fridays

“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Wake Up, Island Written by:  Mary Casanova Illustrated by:  Woodcuts by Nick Wroblewski Published by:    Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (February 24, 2016 Ages:    4 -7 years Theme:   nature, animals, woodlands Opening Lines:   While you sleep, the day is … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The FIX IT Man Written by:  Dimity Powell Illustrated by:  Nicky Johnston Published by:    EK Books, Imprint of Exisle Pub Pty Ltd 2017 Ages:    4 -8 years Theme:   grief, loss, resilience Opening Lines:   My dad can fix anything. It’s what … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Snow Wombat Written by:  Susannah Chambers Illustrated by:  Mark Jackson Published by:    Allen & Unwin (October 1, 2016) Ages:    3 – 6 years Theme:   snow, adventure Opening Lines:   Snow on the stockman’s hut.  Snow on the crows. Snow on … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Imagine That     – a Hoot & Olive Story Written and Illustrated by:   Jonathan D. Voss Published by:    Henry Holt and Company New York 2019 Ages:    4 – 8 years Theme:   imagination, friendship, keep trying Opening Lines:   Olive had a great … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

ARCHIE THE ARTY SLOTH Written and Illustrated by:  Heath McKenzie  Published by:    Little Hare; First edition (1 May 2019) Ages:    4 – 7 years Theme:   acceptance, believing in oneself, art. Opening Lines:  Archie was bored.  This happened surprisingly often, given … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

TIGER WALK Written by:  Dianne Hofmeyr  Illustrated by:  Jesse Hodgson  Published by:    Otter-Barry Books  UK 2018 and in USA 2019 Ages:    4- 8 years Theme:   Art, Fear. Animals, reassurance Opening Lines:  At the art gallery, Tom watches the tiger.  And … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

THE BLUE PEBBLE Written by:  Anne-Gaelle Balpe  and Translated by Kathryn Bishop  Illustrated by:  Eve Tharlet  Published by:    This edition published in 2011 by Michael Neugebauer Publishing Ltd Hong Kong.  Amazon has it published in May 2019. Ages:    5 – … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

The Glump and the Peeble Written by: Wendy Meddour Illustrated by: Rebecca Ashdown Published by:  Frances Lincoln Children’s Books July 2016 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: Friendship, being different Opening Lines: The Glump lived alone, In a cave, in … Continue reading

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“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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