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

Leaving the Lyrebird Forest

written by Gary Crew illustrated by Julian Laffan reviewed by Yvonne Mes Pondering a future beyond the forest, Alice a young girl, befriends a lyrebird and the elderly widower nearby. Alice is an independent and confident girl, who we follow from the age of 3 until she is 14 while she is living with her … Continue reading Leaving the Lyrebird Forest

Baby Band

Written by Diane Jackson Hill Illustrated by Giuseppe Poli Reviewed by Lucy McGinley When I picked this up my first thought was that I’d read it before.  There have been a few books written about the noises babies make and how this disturbs others. However, when I opened the book I immediately saw the difference … Continue reading Baby Band