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3+ Booktrust 2011 Best New Illustrators Claudia Boldt dogs friendship imagination picture books

Star Gazers, Skyscrapers and Extraordinary Sausages

Claudia Boldt(Child’s Play) Little Henrietta has plans of grandeur when it comes to what she will do when she grows up: first she wants to make ice-cream, then climb skyscrapers as well as being a superdancer amongst other things; Henrietta certainly does not lack ambition! The same cannot be said for her dog Frank, who only has one …

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The Owl and the Pussycat

Edward Lear, Angela McAllister (text) & Kevin Waldron (illustrations)(Simon & Schuster)The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea,In a Beautiful pea-green boat,They took some honey,and plenty of money,Wrapped up in a five pound note.This classic nonsense rhyme needs no introduction but in this new edition Edward Lear’s wacky tale is given a new leap of life thanks to Angela …

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Summer favourites

We went through a lot of books this summer but these have been our favourites: Mr Peek and the Misunderstanding at the ZooKevin Waldron (Templar Publishing)This book got brilliant reviews and was listed in most of the main newspapers’ summer reading lists. It looked like it would be good fun for my five year-old son …