The Goody

written and illustrated by Lauren Child reviewed by Mia Macrossan Former UK children’s Laureate, Lauren Child is famous for her Charlie and Lola picture books, the Clarice Bean series and the Ruby Redford detective series.  I adore her books and The Goody doesn’t disappoint,  written with Child's wry and knowing sense of humour and again … Continue reading The Goody

Extraordinary!

by Penny Harrison illustrated by Katie Wilson reviewed by Sandy Driessens Of course, a cover with sparkly metallics sprinkled all over a creature-filled forest makes me immediately desire this book. Does the rest of the book live up to the cover? … well yes, it certainly does. 'Have you ever had an extraordinary wish? To … Continue reading Extraordinary!

No! Never!

by Libby Hathorn and Lisa Hathorn- Jarman illustrated by Mel Pearce reviewed by Mia Macrossan This amusing tale created by award winning author Libby Hathorn and her daughter Lisa Hathorn -Jarman shows a situation many families are familiar with: a contrary fractious toddler  whose response to every polite request put by long-suffering parents  is 'No! … Continue reading No! Never!