Eric isn't really a hero. He's a dunce, a nitwit, a twit and possibly some other insults I can't remember. These are doled out by everyone in his life, from his parents to his teacher, and to begin with I found the book quite difficult to read as it just seemed really mean. Well, it is really mean. Isn't it. The pictures are of a sort of feudal setting, with the family … [Read more...] about Eric! The hero? Chris Wormell
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This is picture strong and word light, and the cats are cats, rather than cat shaped people if you see what I mean. Although I suppose it's arguable as to whether cats feel lonely. Anyway. I really like the simplicity of this, and also that the resolution isn't as a result of grumpy cat changing his ways, it's just coincidental that a kitten who doesn't know that he's … [Read more...] about Grumpy cat. Britta Teckentrup
Milo's pet egg is all about Milo finding a breathing stone and deciding he'll look after it. He does all sorts of things - climbing, rolling, diving, swinging and generally has a day full of fun. The next morning though, Snappy (the stone/egg) is broken... This is beautifully drawn, and full of action shots which might encourage your offspring off the sofa. It's also caring … [Read more...] about Milo’s Pet Egg. Rebecca Elliott
This is a great readaloud bedtime book. Got more than one child? You're likely to have had sharing issues at some point. Sidney and Stella don't have sharing issues. They just don't share. Which results in bad things happening. InSidney, Stella and the Moon the victim is the moon. There are some fantastic visuals, particularly with the fold out double page spread of the morning … [Read more...] about Sidney, Stella and the Moon. Emma Yarlett.
Got a child who is afraid of the dark? They might enjoy this. Daisy was just thinking of a game when Darkness Slipped in through the window. You might expect she would be a little surprised, or even afraid, but instead, she grabs him and they dance the night away. Which could be read completely wrong, but this is a picture book folks. It isn't excessively pink, but it is … [Read more...] about Darkness slipped in. Ella Burfoot.