Monthly Archives: October 2016

Los’ Literary and Librarianly Birthday Bash

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So things have been a little quiet on the blogging front but that was because I had a special and significant birthday to celebrate – lots of planning, lots of visitors from all over the place – overseas even! – and lots of FUN!

Naturally I would have to have a theme – and there were many references to children’s literature.

I felt the most appropriate choice of character and costume for me was Mme Irma Pince the Head Librarian from Hogwarts. Planned the costume for months and had lots of special details organised, including library card earrings!!!

Next week it will be back to reviews – in the meantime I will keep enjoying my visitors!14691099_10154493604995281_7957034982278079395_n

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The Crayons’ Book of Numbers – Drew Daywalt/Oliver Jeffers Harper Collins

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Harper Collins

  • ISBN:9780008212865
  • ISBN 10: 0008212864
  • Imprint: HarperCollins – GB
  • On Sale: 24/10/2016

RRp $14.99

 

Since the first appearance of the ‘Crayons’ they have been very firm favourites with readers of all ages but of course, especially little people.

This delightful board book is a great introduction to these colourful personalities particularly for the tiniest of book-lovers.

Duncan has lost his crayons! The reader is invited to help find them and count all ten. Each page of course features its own colour with a typically quirky comment from the featured crayon – and naturally an illustration which highlights its character.

Little ones will love this and counting books are always so popular! This one does double duty helping toddlers and upwards learn both numbers and colours.

Highly recommended as a terrific addition to a Santa sack for a special little person in your life.

Watch Out for Muddy Puddles – Ben Faulks/Ben Cort

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Allen & Unwin

ISBN :9781408867204

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Imprint: Bloomsbury Child

Pub Date: October 2016

RRP $14.99

Being Aussie I was not familiar with Ben Faulks’ name but UK readers will recognise it from his very popular television presence. This is his first picture book and is colourfully illustrated by Ben Cort, who also did the illustrations for Aliens Love Underpants and Shark in the Dark.

This is simply a very fun look at the eternal joy of splashing in  puddles but with a twist of imagination that invites young readers to picture what might be hiding in some of those tempting pools.

Watch out for muddy puddles!

Because you never really know…

What there might be lurking

down in the depths below.

Pirates, fossils deep in the earth, kissing frogs or a gigantic rubber duck all just might give you a surprise but really splishing, sploshing, splashing in  puddles is always just great fun.

Lots of onomatoepia and interesting vocabulary, rhythm and vibrancy will engage young readers from Prep-3.

Watch a trailer here and download activities here.