Book Review, Picture Books

The Happy Three Lions by Louise Fatio & Roger Duvoisin

First published in 1954, The Three Happy Lions is an honest, appealing picture book that feels as fresh as when it was first written. The classic illustrations remind me so much of books I enjoyed as a child and transport me back to the safe, comfortable feeling of being in my primary school library. Sprinkled… Continue reading The Happy Three Lions by Louise Fatio & Roger Duvoisin

Book Review, Picture Books

Does a Bear Poo in the Woods by Jonny Leighton & Mike Byrne

There’s nothing quite like toilet humour to grab children’s attention and take them on a hilarious journey through a story bursting with gorgeous woodland animals. Barry is an incredibly shy bear who lives in the woods. All he wants is a private place to do his “first job of the day” but the other animals… Continue reading Does a Bear Poo in the Woods by Jonny Leighton & Mike Byrne

Book Review, Picture Books

Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel by Rory Ffoulkes & Irene Silvino

Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel has a dazzling talent for collecting nuts. But… Sarah’s a bit of a show-off. And she’s greedy. And she doesn’t like to share. So, who can stop Sarah from taking all the nuts in the forest and leaving the other woodland creatures hungry?! Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel is an absolutely gorgeous… Continue reading Sarah the Spectacular Squirrel by Rory Ffoulkes & Irene Silvino

Book Review, Picture Books

Wishes by Muon Thi Van & Victo Ngai

Wishes is an absolutely captivating picture book that explores the realities of being forced to search for a new home on the other side of the world. For young children, home is everything and having to say good-bye is heart-breaking, especially when they don’t understand the answer to that all important question – why? The… Continue reading Wishes by Muon Thi Van & Victo Ngai

Book Review, Picture Books

Jazz Dog: Follow the Music of Your Heart by Marie Voigt

Jazz Dog is a new twist on the classic battle of dogs vs cats with a whole lot of heart! This charming little dog doesn’t like rock music like the other dogs do. Instead, he loves jazz. He doesn’t fit in and just doesn’t feel right until he discovers cat music. Suddenly, everything makes sense… Continue reading Jazz Dog: Follow the Music of Your Heart by Marie Voigt

Book Review, Picture Books

Fun Picture Books from Tiny Owl

Gloria’s Porridge by Elizabeth Laird & Toby Newsome Gloria’s Porridge is a fun, action-packed story based on an Ethiopian folktale. Gloria is making porridge but she is so greedy that she doesn’t want to share it with anyone, even her cat. When she runs out to collect some water, cat grabs his chance and gobbles… Continue reading Fun Picture Books from Tiny Owl

Book Review, Picture Books

Stella and the Seagull by Georgina Stevens & Izzy Burton

You’re never too small to make a difference. Stella and the Seagull is an empowering story about one little girl who inspires her entire community to take action on plastic pollution. Stella visits Granny Maggie by the sea. Every day a little seagull brings her gifts of the things it finds on the beach. One… Continue reading Stella and the Seagull by Georgina Stevens & Izzy Burton

Blog Tour, Book Review, Picture Books

Pinkie and Boo! by Chae Strathie & illustrated by Francis Martin ~ Blog Tour

Pinkie and Boo! is a funny and relatable story full of BIG FEELINGS. When little Pinkie finds out she's going to have a little brother, she is NOT happy. Life is about to change and she knows it. Charmingly overdramatic, pre-schooler Pinkie laments all of the terrible things that are probably going to happen to… Continue reading Pinkie and Boo! by Chae Strathie & illustrated by Francis Martin ~ Blog Tour

Book Review, Picture Books

The Neighbourhood Surprise by Sarah van Dongen

The Neighbourhood Surprise is a lovely story of community, diversity, acceptance and love. Mrs Fig is moving to a retirement home. Koya and her friends, Hassan and Alex, love to spend time with her and are really going to miss her when she leaves. They decide to plan a leaving party to celebrate her and… Continue reading The Neighbourhood Surprise by Sarah van Dongen

Book Review, Picture Books

The Mystery of the Golden Pyramid – A Lift the Flap Adventure by Adela Norean & Aaron Cushley

The Mystery of the Golden Pyramid cleverly mixes an exciting fiction story with fascinating non-fiction facts! When Sophie moves to her new house, she meets an unusual talking dog named Ari. He gives her the first piece of a puzzle only she can solve. It’s an amulet belonging to an Egyptian king. Sophie’s quest is… Continue reading The Mystery of the Golden Pyramid – A Lift the Flap Adventure by Adela Norean & Aaron Cushley