by Davina Bell illustrated by Jenny Lovlie reviewed by Melissa Salisbury All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors is another delightful rhyming book by Davina Bell that celebrates the wonderful, and sometimes frustrating, obsessions children can develop with their favourite subject or object. When Frankie McGee wants to borrow the same book on … Continue reading All of the Factors of Why I love Tractors
by Kitty Black Illustrated by Laura Wood reviewed by Kerry Neary Let’s get whimsical. Whimsy is that typical feature of stories for the young that leaves readers feeling upbeat and chuckle-happy. It can begin with the cover. Take the title Who’s afraid of the quite nice wolf? The reader can sense immediately that this book … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf?
by Beck & Matt Stanton reviewed by Kerry Neary The series is called Books that drive Kids Crazy. To that they can add adults. This is #5, in a series that included such wonders as Did You Take the B from My -Ook?, The Red Book and This is a Ball. The book is set … Continue reading Books That Drive Kids Crazy #5 The Book That Never Ends
by Rebecca Young illustrated by Tull Suwannakit reviewed by Sandy Driessens Attracted by the delightful, gentle illustration on the cover, then tracing my finger over the embossed lettering of “Thimble” with running stitch not quite lining up, I knew this book was going to touch my heart. Then turning to the back cover, “When her … Continue reading Thimble
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