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There’s a Hedgehog in my Pants by Amy Harrop illus. Ross Kinnaird.

March 29, 2019 Comments off

hedgehog (2)There’s a Hedgehog in my Pants by Amy Harrop illus. Ross Kinnaird. Pub. Scholastic, 2019.

I showed this picture book to my granddaughters aged 8yrs and 10yrs and they both smiled immediately. I said how would you like a hedgehog in your pants? One answered it would prick my butt the other said you couldn’t sit down.

They both read the book one said it rhymes, the other said the hedgehog is cute.

I can’t do better than that except to say Ross Kinnairds illustrations are terrific, the rhyming text makes it a good read-a-loud and it has a surprise ending. It will make kids laugh and in my book that is a big positive.

Check it out. it does have a warning “This book contains multiple words for Bottom”, so it broadens vocabulary.

OH No! Look what the Cat dragged in by Joy H. Davidson, illus. Jenny Cooper.

December 13, 2018 Comments off

cat dragged inOH No! Look what the Cat dragged in by Joy H. Davidson, illus. Jenny Cooper. Pub. DHD Publishing, Imprint Lighthouse Press, 2018.

If you are the owner of a cat who has presented you with a dead bird or mouse on the doorstep and had a smug pleased look on it’s face, then this is the book for you.

Joy Davidson has told a story in rhyming text with a repeated chorus that is over the top and very funny. Grandma’s big black cat on Monday left a big smelly rat on the rug along with a hedgehog and a big brown shiny cockroach. Oh No!

On the other days of the week the nightly catch gets bigger and more bizarre. It is a days of the week book too. But on Sunday things have changed. Read the book and see why.

Splendid illustrations by Jenny Cooper. The cat is a pearler.

For juniors and pre schoolers. A great read-a-loud.

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Don’t Look Behind Door 32 by B.C.R. Fegan, illus. Lenny Wen

March 31, 2018 Comments off

room 32Don’t Look Behind Door 32 by B.C.R. Fegan, illus. Lenny Wen. Pub. TaleBlade.comĀ  2018.

A very impressive rhyming text picture book that teaches counting and uses computer generated illustrations to bring drama to the story.

The Hotel Hoo is hosted by Nicholas Noo and a young boy and girl with beautiful big eyes are Mr Noo’s first guests. He shows them every room and they open every door to reveal a host of monsters, trolls, fairies, goblins etc all going about their business but not really scaring anybody.

After every door is opened Mr Noo warns not to look behind door 32. The children take it in their stride and they do look behind door 32. You will have to read the book yourself to see what they find.

Rhyming text should never be forced and thankfully it is not in this book. All the rhymes are real words and they are very clever.

The illustrations are superb with my favourites the dancing Zombies of door No 5.

Put this on your purchase list your children will love you for it and you will not be disappointed either.