The days where you can walk into a shop and buy a pet are long gone, but in this Emporium, Mr Price is selling pets, and you would not believe the mischief he gets up to. He might seem like a trusty fella – but don’t let his moustache, quiffed hair-do and side glances fool you, he is quite the crook!Read More »
Tag: raising readers
Review: Little Matilda
Little Matilda is a sweet book all about an adorable little kitten who just wants to make a friend!Read More »
Review: The Velveteen Rabbit
The Velveteen Rabbit is a classic that has stood the test of time. First published in 1922, this timeless story still captivates stories and hearts across the world with the stunning story of a toy rabbit.Read More »
Review: Fearless With Dad
Fearless with Dad is a story that features all the things we get up to with our dads!Read More »
Review: My First Book of Aussie Animals
My First Book of Aussie Animals is a beautifully designed lift-the-flap board book that features a search for a range of Australian animals.Read More »
Picture Book Review: Winner Winner Bin Chicken Dinner
Everyone is familiar with the dreaded bin chicken. They do have quite the reputation these days, the poor ibis. This sequel to the popular “Bin Chicken” book by the same authors, gives us some more insight into the ibis’ life and this poor ibis is not let off the hook looking for a meal.
This book is a fun easy to read story about an ibis looking for some dinner. The poor ibis tries all kinds of places from French restaurants to fish and chips. The rhyming is perfect and great to read out loud, making it fun for all ages. I felt a little bad for the bin chicken whose relentless attempts to secure some food continue to get muddled. But the end is sweet and funny.
Winner Winner, Bin Chicken Dinner is a clever and enjoyable book that features themes of friendship and how we treat others. The illustrations are fantastic in great colours and my favourite are the ones of the seagulls acting tough and flexing their muscles.
To grab yourself a copy of this book and get to know the misunderstood ibis a little better, click here!
Title: Winner Winner, Bin Chicken Dinner
Authors: Kate and Jol Temple
Illustrator: Ronojoy Ghosh
Middle Grade Review: Carly Mills 2nd and 3rd books
Today I’m doing a double review today with the second and third instalments of the Carly Mills – Pioneer Girl books. I read the first one of these last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, and so I was stoked to receive these two and was delighted to find them just as enchanting as the first.Read More »
Picture Book Review: How Not to Annoy Mum
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’.Read More »
Book Review: Common Wealth
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.Read More »
Review: The Little Pirate Queen
The Little Pirate Queen is a swashbuckling adventure story about a little girl Lucy who goes on a journey to find a secret island, and discovers many things along the way from friendship to bravery.Read More »