A very timely book about the power of words – and how we use them. Told through the eyes of Pip and Cat, this book beautifully demonstrates the importance of what we say – both positive and negative.
Hands down, Beatrice Alemagna is my favorite contemporary illustrator. Pure magic.
Christian Robinson, Caledecott Honor Winner of Last Stop on Market Street
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s brand-new picture book is a jubilant celebration of animals who are often rather unloved.
The latest rhyming picture book from award-winning Kes Gray and Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Jim Field, creators of the bestselling Oi Frog! and Oi Dog!
I fell in love with this book even before seeing a finished copy, having watched the two sisters give a presentation about it at a Spring & Summer Highlights event back in April. Read my blog account…
The story draws on classic picture books and fables the sisters loved as children, as well as stories told by their Polish grandmother on winter nights.
The snowy cover, the cold grey silver-birch end papers, the delicate colours of the illustrations and the quality of the production overall combine to mark this out as a very special picture book indeed, and one with seasonal appeal. If I were a bookseller I’d be stacking this high and prominently in full expectation of it selling well.
Based on the classic song by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, this beautifully illustrated picture book celebrates rain and all its fun. Hopgood’s illustrations have something of an Eric Carle feel about them. The book contains a 2 track CD (do people still have CD players?) with the Doris Day version of the song and an audio version of the book with page-turn signals.
An amusing Christmas caper from the same team who created The Mouse That Cancelled Christmas.
Cute heart-warming seasonal fare from the author of The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could.