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Two For Me, One For You by Jorg Muhle.

August 17, 2019 Comments off

two for meTwo For Me, One For You by Jorg Muhle. Pub. Gecko Press, 2019.

An insightful picture book that looks at friendship when the puzzle of 3 into two won’t go is posed, especially when food is involved.

Bear finds three large mushrooms and his friend Weasel cooks them with some style. Bear thinks he should have two because he found them and Weasel thinks he should have two because he cooked them.

Perhaps there needs to be a third party to solve the impasse. Read it and find out.

Simply told with beautiful illustrations of the characters and especially of the mushrooms. I wanted one myself. You can cook for me any day of the week Weasel.

A delight for everybody but juniors will love it.

 

The Box Cars by Robert Vescio, illus. by Cara King

May 9, 2019 Comments off

boxcarsThe Box Cars by Robert Vescio, illus. by Cara King. Pub. Exisle Publishing 2016.

Kai and Liam are imaginitive boys. They build box cars that they use to chase criminals, carry movie stars and pick up passengers. Then Eve comes along. Three into two doesn’t go and when they try to cope, catastrophe.

Nobody is happy but then they come up with a new idea and everybody is happy. I wonder what it is? Read it and find out.

A picture book about imagination and sharing. How would we get on without these two qualities?

Simple text that harmonises with the illustrations that show the emotions of joy, frustration and ultimately happiness..

it’s my pond by claire garralon

April 18, 2017 Comments off

my pondit’s my pond by claire garralon. Pub. Book Island, 2016.

This multi layered picture book has some depth and a lot to say about the human condition. It is for everybody but a great junior story with much to discuss and think about.

Yellow duck sees a nice pond and claims it for his own. White duck sees the pond too and negotiates to share it with yellow duck. Then many ducks of different colours take their share and all is tense as each duck guards his/her own piece of pond.

Black duck arrives and  tells them they all look miserable and that ponds should be fun places. They all agree and things are fine.

Suddenly everything changes. To find out what it is you will need to read the book yourself but be warned it is brilliant.

Simple written text and easy on the eye primary coloured illustrations. You will love it.