This book has been a popular title in France for some time, and has now been released in English. I can see why it’s a hit! 20 pages of thick board book fun, with a great ending, make for a wonderful read.
Reviews: Books and Magazines
Beautifully Brilliant Books are a collection by Nicholas Rumble, who has long dreamed of writing and publishing books. The collection currently consists of 7 books, which are written by Rumble. Some are illustrated with Rumble’s own photography and others but the illustrations of others.
Sand by Hugh Howey is a science fiction novel about a world buried under sand with survivors eking out their existence by diving through the sand to salvage remnants from the previous civilisation. That previous civilisation looks suspiciously like it might be current day earth but there are few clues as to what has happened and how the world was buried.
The story focusses on a number of members of one family each of whom has coped with their circumstances very differently.
Bear Grylls – he’s a hero of sorts.Â He chose to live his life on the edge after being inspired by a number of other heroes, and this book brings together those people’s stories.Â True Grit: Junior Edition is abridged from the original, making it suitable for the tween/teen age bracket, and probably some of the more resilient younger folks too.
Tottie and Dot are two little girls who live side by side. Life is very peaceful until one day the girls begin competing with each other to create the best house. As the story unfolds, jealousy takes hold and their competitive spirit gets increasingly out of control until ultimately, things collapse in a disastrous heap. Will Tottie and Dot realise the importance of their friendship before itâ€™s too late?
Written by Tania McCartney and illustrated by Tina Snerling, Tottie and Dot is a fun book and great for stimulating discussion.