Mr. Blue by Priscilla Whitaker
I was fortunate enough to read Mr. Blue and though it wasn't a book about slugs, which is slightly disappointing, I got to learn a lot about the Great Blue Heron - enough to wonder whether I should replace my slugs with Herons!
There are many interesting facts to teach children about a quite interesting animal and the pictures are superb. Wonderful to look at and, I'd imagine, look great in the physical version. Somehow, I don't think the Kindle version does it justice.
The colours match the book perfectly and it's one of the neatest covers I've seen in a long time.
Recommended. Hope Priscilla will soon do a book about the majestic slug.
Such a sweet, (caramel-like sweetness, candyfloss-sweetness), book that I could barely continue without having to chop some wood in-between. Lovely photos of the awesome 6 that'll make any child or adult go 'ahhh' in unison.
Have to say, it's an inventive way to get little ones into learning a language. These are baby-steps but a little goes a long way and in no time they'll be saying gute nacht or bonne nuit and before you know it, it'll be bonjour, comment ca va? Pas mal, et toi? And then they'll be having conversations about you and you won't understand!
I quite like dragons. Not too fond of spiders. A spider once bit me and I was scratching for a week!
Anyway, this is a charming, fun rhyme that will definitely appeal to young readers with cute illustrations that will hopefully inspire little frogs to learn to play an instrument.
There's even a fun game at the end!
Ado in the Meadow by Mary Danino
This is a wonderful story with themes of tolerance, acceptance and an anti-bullying message within. Our protagonist Poddy is delightful and wonderfully written. You really feel for him when he's cast out and so happy when the story takes a turn - I shan't say more.
Very funny moments include Poddy the hedgehog trying to soften his thorns and inadvertently making them sharper. Haha!
Great illustrations too, really complement the story.
And then there's Puffy, the rabbit. Grr!
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