The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

by Matilda Woods reviewed by Bryani-Rose, age 11 Eleven-year old Oona Britt is from Nordlor, the village of one thousand ships. She lives with her father, mother and six sisters.  Oona is very unlike her sisters, instead of wanting to marry a prince, travel South and look fantastic all the time, she wants to go … Continue reading The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

The Daddy Animal Book

Written and illustrated by Jennifer Cossins Reviewed by Mia Macrossan This is the companion title to THE MUMMY ANIMAL BOOK from the author of the CBCA Notable THE BABY ANIMAL BOOK and the bestselling 101 COLLECTIVE NOUNS. It is the same size, same format but in blue not pink  and features the male parent with offspring. Each spread again … Continue reading The Daddy Animal Book

The Surprising Lives of Animals: How They Can Laugh, Play and Misbehave

by Anna Claybourne illustrated by Stef Murphy reviewed by Mia Macrossan This book is bursting with fascinating facts about  animal behaviour that is sure to appeal to a young inquiring mind. In five chapters Claybourne uses  familiar and some not so familiar examples to  describe how animals live their lives. She shows how animals have … Continue reading The Surprising Lives of Animals: How They Can Laugh, Play and Misbehave

Dippy’s Big Day Out (Dippy the Diprotodon, #1)

by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley with Ben Smith Whatley reviewed by Kerry Neary If a book is a major success it makes sense to do at least one follow-up. Arguably the best example of that theory in recent times has been the Wombat series of books by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. But what … Continue reading Dippy’s Big Day Out (Dippy the Diprotodon, #1)

Yahoo Creek An Australian Mystery

Written and illustrated by Tohby Riddle Reviewed by Kerry Neary Yahoo Creek: an Australian Mystery is one of those books that are better shared between adult and child because of its sophisticated presentation. It has been written and illustrated by extraordinary picture book creator Tohby Riddle. He has taken extracts from colonial newspaper reports, to … Continue reading Yahoo Creek An Australian Mystery