The Silly Goat Gruff is a new twist on the classic tale of The Billy Goat Gruff and is written by kiwi Scott Tulloch. As an adult I think this book is brilliant, funny and witty. I’m slightly hesitant to recommend it for all children, however those who enjoy it are sure to request it over and over.
Reviews: Books and Magazines
Paddy and Flynn’s dog Coco is outside when she is suddenly swooped off by a dragon! The boys mount a rescue mission to the dragon’s lair, making sure they have the right supplies for the journey.
The book has rhyming text and full-page colour illustrations.
“Love Your Hair” promises 24 easy-to-follow “recipes” for effortlessly sexy hair.
I put my name down to review this book in November and when it arrived in March, I had just taken part in Shave for a Cure! Oops. As a result, I don’t have a lot of hair to experiment with and I will review the book based on reading the instructions and imagining myself trying to follow them. I hope that’s still helpful!
The book starts with an introduction to the power of a good haircut/style, a guide to hair and hair products, a list of â€śhardwareâ€ť, thirteen basic â€śrecipesâ€ť and some more complicated styles. It has some general advice that could be useful for men, but it is aimed at women.
What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? That’s the premise of Life After Life – the new novel from Kate Atkinson. When the central character, Ursula, dies, she doesn’t really die; life continues, but not in the way that it was happening. This is not a ‘Sliding Doors’ premise where there is one possibility or another – every choice in Ursula’s life has possibilities. One reviewer I heard talked about Ursula’s lives as like the fingers on a glove.Â It sounds sort-of ridiculous when you say it like that but in the masterful hands of Atkinson, it’s utterly plausible.
Paper is something we both take for granted and appreciate. Every day we make use of, or come across, paper in a multitude of ways. I never knew just how much until I read this book. The book covers our cultural history of paper with fascinating tales.