Ash and her grandpa are sitting in a tree when they start talking about leaves. Ash thinks they are all the same, but her grandpa tells that not all leaves are the same, and these leaves are magic! He then shows her the steps in turning the leaves into something special that everyone can enjoy. Once the process is finished and they make a lovely cup of tea, the magic works and it brings all kinds of mysterious animals to enjoy the tea (even a big giant dragon!), all who get something different out of it.
I just adored this book. There is something special about the gorgeous illustrations with the bright minty green and how it contrasts against the black and whites and greys – it’s just a delight for my eyeballs. I love the themes of family and culture and friendship. Afterwards, I had a new appreciation for tea and gained some new knowledge into the actual process on how it is made. I really enjoyed this book, although my toddler was a little hesitant until the dragon turned up, then he was hooked.
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Three dinosaur kids are sitting around bored with nothing to do – but that’s about to change when their dads come bursting out of the forest with a whole day of wild adventures. Dinosaur Dads is all about having fun with dads – making it a perfect book for fathers day!
How NOT to annoy mum is a funny story by the dynamic duo that is comedian Dave Hughes and Holly Ife, with fun bright illustrations by the popular illustrator Heath McKenzie. This is a follow up on their other book ‘How NOT to Annoy Dad’.
It’s NAIDOC Week, and in light of celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, I figured it would be appropriate to review the illustrated book – Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise.
I read lots of books, from mythology retellings to literary fiction and I love to reread books from childhood, this is a place to voice my thoughts for fun. I also like to ramble about things such as art or nature every now and again.