Always Be Us Three is a touching book about a child experiencing the break up of his parents' marriage. It's in the form of a rhyme and is told in a very clear, tender and empathetic way to give support to children that may be experiencing the same thing - something many find traumatic. I myself was rather traumatised when Lenny the Slug left my home... if only this book had been around for me when that terrible event happened. I still weep to this day.
The illustrations match the rhyme perfectly. Another winning combination from Natalie Finnigan and Gina Rahman.
A novel way to learn a language for young kids/slugs about to embark upon Spanish as a 2nd/3rd/10th language. My slugs have already taken it up and learnt many things yet still continue to burn my toast in the morning. It's quite short so not at all taxing for young kids or slugs that are missing one or two brain cells. My only criticism would be that black and white might not appeal to young ones, perhaps redo it in colour? Still, not bad! :)
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.
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!
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!
Choosing books worthy enough to be read and reviewed by Elias Zapple.