The story is about a Pig going to Pluto in space. The story is interesting and funny. The Pig has got his friend “a Duck” and some chickens who are always after him. This book talks about his journey into space to avoid the farmer who is feeding him a lot thinking to roast him at a later stage.
Flora and Ulysses is a book with a capacious heart and a flying squirrel.
Flora Belle Buckman is a natural-born cynic, lover of comics – especially ones that provide practical advice, with titles like ‘Terrible Things Can Happen To You!’.
Told with a sense of humor, this story about a serious kid who finds adventure in the most unlikely way will make you chuckle, and maybe even cry a little bit. But by the end of the story you’ll be glad you were a passenger on the ride. Continue reading
What do you do when a Grandma fires rooster brand chilli sauce at your face? You go to war.
Charlie wants a paper round. He has a number of very good reasons to get a paper round, among them being he will get to ride his bike more. What does he need to do to get his paper round? He need to go to war, he just doesn’t realise it yet.
Charlie and his best friend Hils star in this unusual and often eccentric tale about what it is like to go to war against one of the most beloved groups in the community – people’s Grandmas.
Interspersed with fun facts and very cheeky dialogue, this book has great appeal. Want to know how to say ‘fart’ in ten different languages? Read this book! Want to know what a secret language would sound like using only things you find in a public restroom? Read this book!
Will Charlie win the war? Will he get his much-wanted paper round? Read this book!
Alan Brough is probably best known for his TV role on ABCs Spicks and Specks, this is his first book, and a very good one it is too.
If you have a fun adventurous nature and want to share that humour with a friend. If you love to laugh at life itself… go inside the mind of a set of coloured pencils, with all their problems and inner thoughts! Try this amusing title. Then read it again just for fun!
The BFG stands for The Big Friendly Giant. It is a very long book and there is a movie too. It is about a little girl called Sophie who lives in an orphanage because she doesn’t have a mum or dad. The BFG gives you dreams and he comes and takes Sophie home with him to where the giants live. The book is about love and kindness. I like Roald Dahl books especially The Twits and The BFG.
Alice has a great sense of humour and loves her food. Adults will recognise Alice from Masterchef and kids will from her hosting role of Kitchen Whiz. Including fun food facts and some recipes this is a nice introduction to a range of foods – some that will not be so well known to kids such as quince and Jerusalem artichoke. I think kids would enjoy this more if the recipes were centre stage – they could try the recipes and then find out about the ingredients. It will be a good book for adults to share with their kids and explore some great food.
A lovely, simple book that captures the excitement of getting ready for Christmas and opening presents Christmas morning. It is typical of all Spot books with simple language and lift-the-flaps that invite children into the story. Recommended for very young children.
This book is for older kids and adults. The illustrations are amazing and add so much more meaning to the words of the story. One minute’s silence allows you to reflect on war and the ordinary young men who were sent to fight. This is a unique story as it also invites you to think about the Turkish soldiers as well (their faces are drawn just like the Australians – they were no different to us – they were fighting for their homeland). Next time I observe the minute of silence I will be thinking of this book and what it meant for these men who went to war.
Emu’s Halloween by Anne Mangan. Emu’s Halloween is a delightful picture book that is a fun way to introduce your child to an Australian Halloween. A surprising collection of spooky Aussie animals that show us that Halloween can be fun for everyone. Read this book to fall in love with Halloween.
In the early 20th century the Victorian liner, Queen Mary, sinks leaving a 1 year old girl with “hair the colour of lightning” floating in a cello case in the middle of the Channel. Her rescuer, the eccentric scholar Charles Maxim, names her Sophie, takes her home to London and brings her up to be as eccentric as he is. “Never ignore a possible” is Sophie’s motto. Not only does Sophie insist that her mother is still alive, she claims to know that she was a cello player in the ship’s orchestra. When Sophie is to be taken from Charles’s care and moved to an orphanage, the pair escape to Paris, to trace the cello maker whose address they have discovered inside Sophie’s cello case. So begins Sophie’s quest in search of her mother and the unexpected help she receives from the rooftoppers. Continue reading