2020 Reviews · children · Picture book

Children’s Book Review: Lola Dutch: When I Grow Up by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright

Title: Lola Dutch: When I Grow Up Author:  Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright Published: July 2nd 2020 Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Pages: 40 Genres:  Children RRP: $14.99 Rating: 4 stars Lola Dutch is always bursting with creative ideas – and she has so many exciting plans about what she’ll be when she grows up! She could be a magnificent performer, or a daring… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Lola Dutch: When I Grow Up by Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright

2019 Reviews · Book club · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Title: City of Girls Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Published: June 4th 2019 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll… Continue reading New Release Book Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

2018 Reviews · children · Picture book

Children’s Book Review: You Can’t Let an Elephant Drive a Digger by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and Illustrated by David Tazzyman

Title: You Can’t Let an Elephant Drive a Digger Author:  Patricia Cleveland-Peck Illustrator: David Tazzyman Published: August 1st 2018 Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Pages: 32 Genres:  Children (0-5) RRP: $14.99 Rating: 4 stars Elephants driving diggers? Gorillas on scooters? A shark in the bath? A kangaroo … on the loo? Join in with the fun as an array of improbable creatures tries to be helpful… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: You Can’t Let an Elephant Drive a Digger by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and Illustrated by David Tazzyman

2018 Reviews · children · Picture book

Children’s Book Review: The Butterfly Dance by Suzanne Barton

Title: The Butterfly Dance Author:  Suzanne Barton Published: May 1st 2018 Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Pages: 32 Genres:  Children (0-5) RRP: $14.99 Rating: 4 stars Caterpillars Dotty and Stripe do everything together. They play, they eat leaves and do all sorts of caterpiller-y things, and then one day, after spinning themselves into snuggly cocoons, they wake up as beautiful butterflies! But soon they realise that,… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: The Butterfly Dance by Suzanne Barton

2018 Reviews · children · Picture book

Children’s Book Review: Along Came A Different by Tom McLaughlin

Title: Along Came A Different Author:  Tom McLaughlin Published: May 1st 2018 Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Pages: 32 Genres:  Children (0-5) RRP: $21.99 Rating: 4 stars Reds love being red. Yellows love being yellow. And Blues love being blue. The problem is that they just don’t like each other. But one day, along comes a different colour who likes Reds, Yellows and Blues, and suddenly everything starts… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Along Came A Different by Tom McLaughlin

2018 Reviews · children · new release · Picture book

Children’s Book Review: Goat’s Coat by Tom Percival and illustrated Christine Pym

Title: Goat’s Coat Author:  Tom Percival Illustrator:  Christine Pym Published: May 1st 2018 Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Pages: 32 Genres:  Children (0-5) RRP: $14.99 Rating: 4 stars Let me tell you the tale of Alfonzo the goat,  who was terribly proud of his lovely new coat. Alfonzo was happy; he pranced and he skipped.  Then he heard a sad noise, croaking out of a ditch.… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Goat’s Coat by Tom Percival and illustrated Christine Pym