Review

Book review – While We Can’t Hug

Book review - While We Can't Hug

While We Can’t Hug by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar Firstly, I hope readers of this review are keeping safe and well amidst the current pandemic situation.  It was perhaps inevitable that there would be publications that responded to this and I have noticed a couple that have hit the bookshelves recently. So well done to any authors, illustrators and …

Book review – Togetherverse

Book review - Togetherverse

Togetherverse by Esther Samuels-Davis This an interesting story of a curious little girl called Isobel, who looks at the world around her and questions her place in it. The answer to this comes from the many creatures and plants that surround her, making sense of why things are as they are. The balance of life, the joy of being outdoors …

Book review – The Wonder Tree

Book review The Wonder Tree

The Wonder Tree by Teresa Heapy and Izzy Burton This is definitely a cuddling up at bedtime story with Mummy or Daddy, which follows a lovely little conversation between a mother owl and her baby. This story concerns the tree that the owls live in and why it is so perfect as a home. Mother owls explanations are all very …

Book review – Ori’s Stars

Ori’s Stars by Kristyna Litten⁠ ⁠ This is a lovely book and I’ll say straight off that I’m really drawn to the artistic style.⁠ ⁠ It’s essentially a simple tale of Ori, a lonely child like character that lives out in space. Ori discovers that she possess a wonderful ability and can create stars, who soon discovers that she is …

Book review – Grandad’s Island

Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies⁠ ⁠ As I’ve been doing these reviews, I’ve come across several that try to deal with the subject of death and losing a loved one. This is another such tale, though don’t let that put you off, as it must be stressed that the message is very subtle and the book can be enjoyed as …

Book review – Bunnies on the Bus

Bunnies on the Bus by Philip Ardagh and Ben Mantle⁠ ⁠ This one is absolutely bonkers and wonderful for it! The more it goes on, the more bonkers it gets. ‘Bunnies on the bus! Bunnies on the bus! No wonder there’s a fuss about the bunnies on the bus!’ You get the idea, oh and yes it all rhymes.⁠ ⁠ …

Book review – The Last Tree

The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth⁠ ⁠ From the author of ‘The King Who Banned The Dark’ which I have previously reviewed here, comes this story of ecology and respect for the natural world.⁠ ⁠ It follows a group of people looking for a new home who find a lovely forest that can provide everything they need.⁠ ⁠ The illustration …

Book review – Once Upon a Dragon’s Fire

Once Upon a Dragon’s Fire by Beatrice Blue⁠ ⁠ This is the second book in an interesting series about mythical creatures and the origin of their special abilities.⁠ ⁠ In this story two children go in search of the legendary dragon having heard about it’s terrible and scary reputation. Well it is a dragon so what do expect! Except that …

Book review – Leap Frog

Leap Frog by Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup⁠ ⁠ The latest in a short series of books, this is for the younger end of the picture book age range and is created very much as a parent/child ‘interactive’ story.⁠ ⁠ The simple story is about Felix the frog who is rather frightened of the scary noises in the jungle and …