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Our Superbaby by Maris O’Rourke, illus. Helen Bell.

November 25, 2018 Comments off

superbabyOur Superbaby by Maris O’Rourke, illus. Helen Bell. Pub. GTM PressĀ 

This is a sophisticated picture book for everybody and it is poetic, profound and imaginative.

When a child is born it is a wondrous thing. It’s every day events like eating and sleeping are magical and it’s behaviours like screaming, crying and smiling can evoke a million reactions.

Maris O’Rourkes text is poetic -“ When you cry -eagles shriek, angels weep” and Helen Bell responds with an illustration that is imaginative, surreal and thought provoking.

There is a space at the beginning of the book for a photograph of the baby and a space at the end for a family photograph.

For me this is a book I would give to my child or grandchild when it is grown to show what you felt when it was born and growing up. The final page is beautiful.

A special book. Contact atĀ  greg_mace@me.com

What Does the Crocodile Say? by Eva Montanari.

November 3, 2018 Comments off

crocodileWhat Does the Crocodile Say? by Eva Montanari. Pub. Book Island, 2018.

This is for all the mothers and care givers who wonder what goes on with their child after they reluctantly leave them in tears at pre-school.

It begins with baby crocodile waking up and getting ready to go to pre-school with all the noises associated with preparation highlighted.

The other animals greet him when he arrives with all their noises especially the monkey with his ooh ooh aah aah, but what noise does little crocodile make? You?ve guessed it he wails when his mother leaves.

Then he enjoys his day but what noise will he make when his mum comes back?

Splendid pastel coloured illustrations and a great read- a-loud for those who like to make animal noises, like me.