Tag Archives: Picture book

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

This was one of fils aîné‘s presents last Christmas, but it somehow got neglected until now. Jill Tomlinson’s animal stories are deserved classics with charming creatures and gentle stories and The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark is no exception. … Continue reading

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An oddly unsettling children’s book

I picked up an odd little book in Foyles a while ago – a German picture book called Kurz nach sechs kommt die Echs by Nadina Budde and published by Peter Hammer Verlag. It stars a rather depresed looking lizard … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Watermelon on Your Head – Q&A with Daniel Hahn

At the end of the village, behind a green door, lived happy Miss Jolly, with Melvin, her boar. “What makes her so happy? We really must learn! “Cried her neighbours, Miss Whimper, Miss Grouch and Miss Stern. “It’s awful being … Continue reading

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Monkey and ME

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big fan of Emily Gravett’s lovely picture books, so when we went out to The Book Hive, our wonderful local indie bookshop, to spend the boys’ World Book Day book tokens, I may have … Continue reading

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There Are No Cats in this Book

I’ve mentioned before how much the whole family enjoys There Are Cats in this Book by award-winning illustrator Viviane Schwarz. It’s a wonderfully interactive picture book that’s still popular with fils aîné  and which fils cadet is now getting really … Continue reading

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