We Love You, Magoo

written and illustrated by  Briony Stewart reviewed by Mia Macrossan Magoo is puppy, a red setter by the look of the illustrations and he has a mind and will of his own. He is interested in everything around him and wants to try it all out – the eggs and bacon breakfast on the table, … Continue reading We Love You, Magoo

Grumbelina

by Esther Krogdahl illustrated by Aleksandra Szmidt reviewed by Mia Macrossan This amusing and timely story is about a toddler who has missed the ‘terrible twos’ period but has become a grumbling contrary creature overnight at three and a half years old. It was inspired by Esther Krogdahl’s own daughter. When we are introduced to … Continue reading Grumbelina

Bitsy

by Nikki Greenberg reviewed by Mia Macrossan Greenberg is well known for her graphic adaptations of The Great Gatsby and Hamlet (joint winner of the 2011 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award) but here she has come down from those lofty heights to write a jolly tale about a subversive … Continue reading Bitsy

Tricky’s Bad Day

by Alison Lester reviewed by Claire Monsour Poor Tricky is having a bad day. It all starts when he wakes early  and tries to get himself some milk; but a spill and a slip wake the whole family! From then on, nothing seems to go right for him. Breakfast isn't the way he wants it, … Continue reading Tricky’s Bad Day

The Runaway Pea

by Kjartan Poskitt illustrated by Alex Willmore reviewed by Claire Monsour It's time for tea, the dinner has been served - but one mischievous rogue pea has decided to ping himself off the plate in search of adventure! Thus starts an amazing journey across the kitchen and around the house, full of peril and fraught … Continue reading The Runaway Pea