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WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ BOOK REVIEW OF THE INFINITE LIVES OF MAISIE DAY BY CHRISTOPHER EDGE

'Maybe the impossible darkness that's destroying my home is dark matter or it could be dark energy, but what does it matter if I discover what it is, if there's nobody left in the universe to tell?' Every once in a while you read a book that you really wish you had written yourself, (or… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ BOOK REVIEW OF THE INFINITE LIVES OF MAISIE DAY BY CHRISTOPHER EDGE

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WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ A BOOK REVIEW OF CATERPILLAR BUTTERFLY by Vivian French and illustrated by Charlotte Voake

'But where's the caterpillar gone?' I asked. Did you know that this week is national insect week? I know that insects are not for everyone (although they are much loved in our house!), but the true-life story of transformation from caterpillar to butterfly never fails to fascinate. 'Caterpillar Butterfly' is part of the Walker Books… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ A BOOK REVIEW OF CATERPILLAR BUTTERFLY by Vivian French and illustrated by Charlotte Voake

Preschoolers

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Shaped! A Geometric Animal Alphabet Book’ by Katherine Bartlett

'Q q for Quetzal' We all know that a toddler alphabet book is a bookshelf staple. This little gem by author and illustrator Katherine Bartlett really breaks the mould! The bright, geometric pictures¬† take centre stage and gives the book a unique and modern feel. Amongst the contemporary illustrations, there is a lovely juxtaposition of… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: ‘Shaped! A Geometric Animal Alphabet Book’ by Katherine Bartlett