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!

The Happiness Box: a Wartime Book of Hope*

Written by Mark Greenwood Illustrated by Andrew McLean Reviewed by Maria Parenti-Baldey *Shortlisted for the CBCA Awards. The Happiness Box is a powerful, thought provoking story set during World War 1. The story follows Sergeant “Griff” Griffin and allied troops into a military compound near Changi Prison in 1942. Griff wrote a story about three … Continue reading The Happiness Box: a Wartime Book of Hope*