Arthur and the Tiger

written and illustrated by Sophie Beer reviewed by Mia Macrossan This appealing picture book is all about learning how to overcome your fears. It is set in a circus full of brave and bold people except for Arthur, the Ringmaster’s son. He isn’t brave at all. He has tried all kinds of daring circus tricks … Continue reading Arthur and the Tiger

The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper illustrated by Dan Santat reviewed by Mia Macrossan This famous story has been  re-issued in a 90th anniversary edition with an introduction by Dolly Parton, the founder of the Imagination Library The popular tale of the little engine that could has had many incarnations ranging from the 1930s edition with illustrations by … Continue reading The Little Engine That Could


by Kelly Canby reviewed by Kerry Neary Younger children will be entranced by the visual treat of colour pattern and white separation in this story of a small tortoise with his head figuratively in the treetops. How Rodney would love to join the animals he sees there, and how they tease him about the fun … Continue reading Rodney