On first glance, I noticed something different about Peter Carnavas‘ most recent creation compared to his previous works. His books including ‘The Boy on the Page’, ‘Jessica’s Box’ and ‘Oliver and George’ are well-known for their adorable hand-painted characters and … Continue reading Blue Whale Blues
This & That, Mem Fox (author), Judy Horacek (illus.), Scholastic Australia, October 2015. WHO: Mem Fox is a lengendary and much-loved Australian author, filling our homes with love and joy for more than 30 years. Her classics, including Possum Magic, … Continue reading This & That Teaching Notes
With school starting up for the year ahead, there may be many mixed feelings of trepidation, excitement and loneliness (and that’s just for the parents). But if your kids are going through some of these emotions, too, here are some … Continue reading Get Reading for School, Kids!
Alfie is plenty busy… too busy to get ready to go out. This fun-loving, easily-distracted and stubborn crocodile typically finds handstands more important than eating breakfast, as is chasing Steve McQueen the cat. And looking for undies unexpectedly leads to … Continue reading Hurry Up Alfie
I love this story about a boy who keeps a firm grasp on his security object; a parachute, with the most imaginative occurrences caused by his own fear. The perspectives portrayed by illustrator, Matt Ottley really take the reader into … Continue reading Parachute
Another scrumptious story from Peter Carnavas is What’s In My Lunchbox? What special goodies will you be packing in your child’s lunchbox? Sweet? Savoury? Healthy snacks? A little treat? All to be expected. Well, you can imagine this boy’s surprise … Continue reading What’s In My Lunchbox?
Snail and Turtle like to do lots of things together. They like to walk and run and read (as you can imagine, very slowly and quietly). Whilst they are good friends, Snail and Turtle recognise their differences in their habitats, … Continue reading Snail and Turtle are Friends
If there’s one thing in the world that makes you happy, could it be ice cream by any chance? It definitely does for Rollo and for my little girl, but for Mike I Don’t Like, that’s about all he likes. … Continue reading Mike I Don’t Like
Shortlisted in the 2015 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards (3-5 years) is the subtly coercing ‘I Don’t Want to Eat My Dinner’ by David Cornish. My youngest child loves this book with its repetitive and funny phrasing, … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Eat My Dinner