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BLOG TOUR: How Rude!

When Duck shows up at Dot’s tea party, it soon becomes obvious he has left his manners at home. Nothing is quite right for him, and his demands and behaviour become increasingly outrageous, until Dot decides enough is enough. Clare Helen Walsh and Olivier Tallec’s How Rude! (words & pictures) is a prime example of how …

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BLOG TOUR: “You’re Safe with Me”: The story behind the art

Chitra Soundar (text) & Poonam Mistry (artwork) (Lantana Publishing) It is a dark and stormy night in the Indian jungle and the baby animals are anxious. The wind huffs and puffs, the thunder clatters, the rain falls; no one can sleep, and everyone is a little frightened. Thankfully Mama Elephant is here to console them, with her wise words and …

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BLOG TOUR: Rose’s Dress of Dreams

The Little Gems collection is I think my favourite collection from Barrington Stoke.  The text in each book is clearly printed, broken down in small, manageable chunks thanks to the chapters and each is also highly illustrated, not only breaking the text further but also supporting the child’s reading and creating a lovely bridge between …

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BLOG TOUR: A Q & A with Matt Carr

If you love picturebooks with an unlikely hero, Spyder (Scholastic) is the one for you! Matt Carr’s bold and bright designs bring this spidey secret agent to life wonderfully, with a text bursting with humour, and a really dynamic layout which mirrors the action-packed adventure. It is a lot of fun, but also highlights how treacherous life is …

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FABULOUS FIVE: Steve Antony presents five fabulous books he grew up with

When I Grow Up (Scholastic)  is the product of  a rather exciting collaboration by international bestselling illustrator Steve Antony and  superstar writer comedian and performer Tim Michin. The story is inspired by the lyrics from the famous Matilda song, which was of course composed by Minchin (in case you need reminding of the song, you can listen to it …

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