Book Review, Picture Books

Together by Jane Chapman

Together is a beautiful picture book that teaches young readers that sadness doesn’t have to last – there is comfort in friendship and community. Being together is always better than being alone. This story follows a little gorilla alone in the jungle. Something big and scary comes along. It seems frightening but it’s actually a… Continue reading Together by Jane Chapman

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

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

This Love by Isabel Otter & Harriet Lynas

This Love is a gorgeous picture book about the positive things that unite people around the world. Despite our many differences and the uniqueness of our cultures, there are so many qualities and experiences we all share. Love is a special language understood by everyone and there are common understandings that form a large part… Continue reading This Love by Isabel Otter & Harriet Lynas

Book Review, Picture Books

The Song for Everyone by Lucy Morris

The Song for Everyone is a beautiful story celebrating the power of music and community. What would your song look like if we could see it? What colour would it be? What shape? What would it say? How would it touch others? A delicate tune from a tiny window builds a bridge between people, wrapping… Continue reading The Song for Everyone by Lucy Morris

Book Review, Picture Books

The Littlest Yak by Lu Fraser & illustrated by Kate Hindley

The Littlest Yak is absolutely delightful! Gertie the Great is the sweetest little yak with big dreams. She is tiny but capable of so much. Like many little ones, she longs to be grown-up and able to do grown-up things. “There isn’t any Bigness in me!” she sighs. Gertie even goes so far as to… Continue reading The Littlest Yak by Lu Fraser & illustrated by Kate Hindley