Tag Archives: Self Confidence

Pink – Margaret Wild & Judith Rossell

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Harper Collins

July 2020

  • ISBN: 9781460757499
  • ISBN 10: 1460757491
  • Imprint: HarperCollins – AU
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD

It’s not easy to be different especially for small people and often the feelings of exclusion are very overwhelming. This gorgeous picture book illustrates perfectly that being different is OK and will empower young readers to not only accept but embrace their differences.

For little Pink being a different colour to all the other dinosaurs seems an almost insurmountable problem and one which makes her despair. It’s certainly no fun when you try to play hide-and-seek with your brown, green or grey peers and you stand out like a beacon. She certainly doesn’t feel brave and strong as her mother encourages her to be.

But when Pink tags after all the other juvenile dinosaurs and they become lost, the little dinosaur finds that not only can she be brave but her very difference can be a salvation.

This is a truly delightful book – as one would expect from two such talented creators- and both text and vibrant illustrations will not only fully engage little readers but enable them to their own self-acceptance.

Highly recommended for small peeps from around 3 years upwards.

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Top Koala – Jackie French. Illustrated by Matt Shanks

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HarperCollins Australia

November 2011

ISBN: 9781460754818

ISBN 10: 1460754816

Imprint: HarperCollins – AU

List Price: 24.99 AUD

Following the huge success of Koala Bare this favourite furry friend returns with enough self-confidence to power the whole country!

I am top of every tree!

Top is always best to be.

With the terrible outcome of bushfires and the dire predicament of our native animals, particularly koalas there could be no better time to use a delightful picture book to focus attention on these amazing and threatened creatures.

Once again Jackie’s lively rhyming text is accompanied by the truly beautiful watercolour illustrations of Matt Shanks as readers follow Koala to the top of everything – whether its Uluru or Parliament House or the Big Pineapple. Children will once again be treated to exposure to some of our quirky Australian animals including that favourite – the quokka with loads of laughs along the way.

Whether you have a classroom topic of animals or Australia or simply to remind your kiddos of the need to protect our fauna,  this is superb way to introduce both and your audience will definitely be clamouring for re-reads!

Highly recommended for little readers from around 3 years upwards.