Buy at Hive I love the style of illustration of Anthony Browne's books, far more like non picture book pictures than some picture books, if that makes any sense. But I found the story in this one quite disturbing. I'm sure it's supposed to be satirical or thought provoking but mainly it seemed unpleasant and rather sad, as it tells the story of a less than happy family on a … [Read more...] about Zoo. Anthony Browne.
I know this might be a slightly heretical thing to say, but I'm not a Charlie and Lola fan. I don't like the way the she talks, or the way she manipulates Charlie, or even the physical way the books are laid out. I don't have any problems with reading, but I know lots of people do, and I imagine these books are quite difficult to approach in the way that the words change size … [Read more...] about Charlie and Lola: We honestly can look after your dog.
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.