Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell & Laura Ellen Anderson

My Review

Snowflakes is such a beautiful story full of love and the warm and fuzzies. It's so delightful to get all wrapped up in and I truly think every child needs to read it for themselves just to experience it's stunning little message.

Mia, lives in the big city but has to go live with her grandmother in the whispering forest. Mia, feels like she doesn't belong, like she is different and doesn't fit in this strange new place.

But Cerrie Burnell very beautifully and reassuringly puts the message across - that while every child is different, they are each perfect in their own very unique and special way. A message I think every child needs to hear.

The illustrations are so beautiful and are filled with magic an bucket loads of charm.

We think Snowflakes is a gorgeous debut from Cerrie Burnell that is both warm and snugly. An absolute must for every child out there. We can't wait to see more works from Cerrie in the future.

5 / 5 Stars!

*With special thanks to Scholastic for the review copy*

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas by Dick Bruna

My Review

Wow! This is such a stunning little Christmas story that is most definitely a real keeper.

Dick Bruna has very gently and very simply put together his version of the Christmas story and it makes for a very special read. What I think is so great is how easy it is for kids to wrap their heads around.

The illustrations are so simplistic and perhaps a bit old fashioned but there in lies the beauty - these illustrations are truly memorable. This is actually the 50th anniversary addition of this book - so it has very easily stood the test of time. I think it will be around for a very long time to come.

An absolute must have Christmas book for children everywhere!

5 / 5 Stars!

*Special thanks to Simon & Schuster for the review copy*

Monday, 16 December 2013

Octonauts and the Very Vegimal Christmas

My Review

This is a great Christmassy adventure tale packed full of all our favourite Octonauts!

The gang are preparing for their Christmas feast when they decide to go exploring a very rare brine lake. But disaster strikes when they get stuck in some very sticky gloopy sea snot! Who can possibly rescue them in time for Christmas?

Well, we have a bunch of unlikely little hero's who wade in to save the day - Yay!

This is a super fun and highly adventurous story that had us right on the edge of our seats. It is quite simply perfect for all those little Octonaut super fans out there - which we very proudly are! Best of all the day is saved for a lovely feel good Christmas with friends!

The gorgeously vibrant illustrations are most definitely eye catching and we were always super excited to turn over to see which delights would be unfolding next!

4 / 5 Stars!

*Special thanks to Simon & Schuster for the review copy*

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Having a little break

Hi guys! I just wanted to let you all know that I'm having a little time off from my picture book blog. I have one psychology assignment due in around a week (it's seriously hard and pickling my brain) and also a social sciences assignment due in a couple of weeks (hopefully that doesn't confuddle my brain half as much). I'm not having a long break just another week or so, until I get everything back on track. I will definitely be back before Christmas and I have tons of the most fabulous picture books to share with you all.

Coming up to Christmas is such a hectic time. My daughter is a sheep in the nativity and the pains we have had to go through about the costume and also the 1 line she has to say *sigh*, but I just know it will be a very special event.

See you all soon!

Carly xx