Posts Tagged ‘Board book’

MIHI by Gavin Bishop

August 6, 2020 Comments off

mihi imageMIHI by Gavin Bishop. Pub. Gecko press, 2020.

If you are in a group of people and you are introducing yourself in Maori culture that is a Mihi.

This is a board book  about you, it is your Mihi.

It begins with your canoe on top of a wave then your mountain, river, marae, tribe, family, Mother, father then you.

So simple yet so deep and it is for everybody. This is your place in the world.

The Pencil by Paula Bossio.

December 31, 2015 Comments off

pencilThe Pencil by Paula Bossio. Pub. Gecko Press, 2015.

A simple board book in similar vein to the classic Harold and the Purple Crayon. There is no correct way of saying what this book is all about, it is purely your own imagination.

For me a look at the front and back covers may provide an answer to those who want something definite.

A young girl in orange dress finds a pencil line and follows it. As she progresses along the line she experiences wonderment, fun, adventure, surprise, fear, tears, happiness and finally satisfaction with what she has done.

But is somebody stringing her along. Excellent and simple for juniors.

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