CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEWS
The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear
My Triceratops Won’t Wash by Elwyn Tate
Love Is by Diane Adams
An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston
A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
Mermaids on Mars by Nancy Guettier
You Might Feel This by William Thomas Brumley | ✬poetry review✬
The words to say cannot be found
They have been locked away
I was so excited to get my hands on this collection of poetry that I devoured it in one sitting! Hard to pick a favourite poem honestly!
For those who like poetry, or share a love of Emily Dickinson, definitely give this one a go!
Punderworld by Linda Šejić | ✬comic review✬
‘She has … flowers in her hair.’
Hades and Persephone are so differently done in this than I’ve ever seen them done before, but oh my gosh this is just such a wholesome, lovely, feel-good comic and it constantly left me smiling like a foolish idiot. ♥︎_♥︎
More of this please!
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The Tap-Dancing Pigeon of Covent Garden by Serena Hassan
Oh my goodness, this book is just the cutest. A pigeon, just out of the nest, learns what life is like in the big city and discovers that his passion and joy rests with dancing and song. This book is filled with gorgeous art and fun prose, definitely worth a read!
The Gift Of Life II: Darkness Follows by Sean Stevens
As I embark,
upon this lesson,
left or right,
POETRY IS JUST FREAKING GROOVY OKAY?
It would be really hard to pick out my favourite poems from this collection because there were numerous ones that just impacted me, yanno? But I pulled out some of the quotes that really hit me.
Had we known
What time was left
Would our values still be pride?
A writer for history
For whom I’ve become,
Eternal battles: What’s living?
To those who have none
There’s some truly fantastic writing in here, along with some lovely photography! Sean Stevens is definitely a poet worth checking out! I can’t wait to read more of his poems.
Thank you to the author for the review copy.
Hoglets’ Christmas Magic by Lynette Creswell
Prickles and Primrose left the safety of their home in search of a new star.
This is a great little Christmas book for kids! The illustrations in this lovely little book are just so precious. The Hedgehog family are truly the cutest! I also liked that there was a good amount of storytelling and prose in the book despite being only 32 pages. It reminded me of older stories for kids, like The Wind in the Willows and Frog and Toad.
The author spins a detailed, wholesome little story of the Hedgehog family trying to save Christmas. When the Hedgehog siblings encounter Santa, who has misplaced a toy, they instantly offer their help. Adventure and hijinks follow!
Thank you to the author for a review copy.