Malaysian Picture Books – a snapshot

Malaysian Picture Books by Inda Ahmad Zabri Growing up, I read books in my native tongue, Malay or Bahasa Melayu, as well as English. Eventually, it was English literature that I fell in love with, but my search for Malay books resurged when I was home for the holidays a couple of years ago. My … Continue reading Malaysian Picture Books – a snapshot

Waiting for Chicken Smith

Written and illustrated by David Mackintosh Reviewed by Katrin Dreiling  Ever since I stumbled upon David Mackintosh’s What’s up MuMu?  at the library, I am a massive fan. His style of illustrating and telling the story is so quirky that you are profusely surprised by how much beauty you find in the underlying message. As … Continue reading Waiting for Chicken Smith

Maya & Cat

Written and illustrated by Caroline Magerl Reviewed by Mia Macrossan A new picture book by local artist and writer Caroline Magerl is always an event. Maya & Cat is a quirky imaginative tale about a girl who sees a cat sitting on a roof opposite her window. When she tries to entice it to come … Continue reading Maya & Cat

Marvin and Marigold: A Stormy Night

Written by Mark Carthew Illustrated by Simon Prescott Reviewed by Yvonne Mes If you have young children, you know what a panic it can cause if there is a sudden loss of power and everyone is left in the dark! Marigold is scared, it is night, she is in bed, there are strange noises and … Continue reading Marvin and Marigold: A Stormy Night

Quick, Barney, Run!

Written by Pip Jones  Illustrated by Laura Hughes Reviewed by Andrea Wilson Can you remember being stuck inside on a rainy day as a child? With themes of cooperation and problem solving, Quick, Barney, Run! is a picture book told from a young girl’s perspective as she and her younger brother try to pass a … Continue reading Quick, Barney, Run!

Thimble

Written by Rebecca Young  Illustrated by Tull Suwannakit Reviewed by Andrea Wilson Losing a loved one is difficult, especially for young children. Thimble addresses the theme of death in a delicate and comforting way. Thimble is a picture book about a little girl whose grandmother has recently passed away. The girl finds a thimble that … Continue reading Thimble

Learn with Ruby Red Shoes

Learn with Ruby Red Shoes: Counting Book Learn with Ruby Red Shoes: Alphabet Book written and illustrated by Kate Knapp Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Ruby Red Shoes is the creation of Australian author and illustrator, Kate Knapp  who here has expanded her successful series with two more titles featuring the 'aware hare'.  Ruby  can do … Continue reading Learn with Ruby Red Shoes