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Polly Does Not want a Cracker by Stephanie Thatcher.

May 21, 2019 Comments off

pollyPolly Does Not want a Cracker by Stephanie Thatcher. Pub. Upstart Press Ltd, 2019.

Is there anybody out there whom upon meeting a parrot has not said “Polly want a cracker”? Well the Polly in this picture book for Juniors has had enough.

Nobody asks Polly if she wants a sundae or a lollipop, always a cracker and she completely loses it. She is removed by the zookeeper and put in a pet shop where it is same old, same old. Until Emma comes along. Read it and see what happens.

Simple easy to read text, great for a read aloud but it is the illustrations that show Polly at her best and worst. This will be a popular picture book. Get it now.

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Good Night, Sleep Tight by Kristina Andres. Translated by Sally-Ann Spencer.

August 29, 2017 Comments off

good nightGood Night, Sleep Tight by Kristina Andres. Translated by Sally-Ann Spencer. Pub. Gecko Press, 2017.

Fox and rabbit share a house together and even sleep in the same bed but they have trouble getting to sleep and are a bit obsessed with saying good night.

These are eleven and a half read-a-loud story for primary aged students in which rabbit, fox and friends analyse their sleeping habits which at times is laugh out loud funny.

It is no use counting sheep as it makes fox’s whiskers twinge, although elephant finds it quite soothing. With elephant they decide to sleep like bats in the pear tree, the tree is not amused.

There are some interesting characters beside fox, rabbit and elephant namely Granny Wolf with the gold tooth that shines in the dark, the wolf with the leather jacket and of course Lottie the sheepdog.

The illustrations are superb creating an idyllic world and characters that are unique. I loved elephant’s glasses and Lottie’s deer stalker hat.

A classy piece of work in picture book sized publication.