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Saturday, 20 February 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK COLUMN FEB 20TH

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK COLUMN FEB 20TH

This week my childrens books review include a wonderful memory book for young ones, a duck thats lost his quack, a young boy trying to save the world and a coming of age romance that will make your heart flutter. 


BOOK OF THE WEEK


DO YOU REMEMBER? BY HELEN DOCHERTY

PICTURE BOOK 3+

A wonderful book that will spark special memories between parent and child. Enhanced with endearing illustrations by Mark Beech this would make a lovely birthday or Mothers Day gift. With its universal message, there's no such word as can't, it will really help overcome struggles to learn new skills. Whether it's the first time talking, walking or dressing this is a delightful way to start discussion about a young ones achievements and build their confidence.
ISBN: 9780571321148 PB  Faber & Faber £6.99
5/5 STARS



QUICK QUACK QUENTIN BY KES GRAY AND JIM FIELD
PICTURE BOOK 3+

Hilarious play on words that will give the storyteller some real tongue twisters and have their audience in stitches. Quentin the duck has lost the A from his quack. Will his animal friends give him one of theirs? Can APES become PES or PANDAS become PANDS or is Quentin stuck with his QUCK forever? Great for teaching about vowels and spelling. The strong vibrant illustrations make the perfect companion to this fun story.
ISBN: 9781444919561 HB Hodder & Stoughton £11.99
5/5 STARS






HAMISH AND THE NEVERPEOPLE BY DANNY WALLACE
CHILDRENS 8+


This is Hamish's second adventure and he has to save the world again from an even more dastardly enemy, The Neverpeople. Why does the world stop for short periods? Caught in an alternate universe his boring home town is looking more attractive by the minute. This is about family, friends and kids with abilities. Full of rip roaring adventure, creepy monsters and fiendish laughter this is perfect for young readers.
ISBN: 9781471123917 PB Simon & Schuster Ltd £6.99
5/5 STARS



FANGIRL BY RAINBOW ROWELL
YA FICTION 13+

Part romance and coming of age, part fan fiction. Twins, Cath and Wren are polar opposites. Cath is shy while Wren is gregarious but both struggle to fit in at college. Cath's growing friendship with her room mates boyfriend Levi is so beautifully written it gave my tummy butterflies. A book about growing up, falling in love and navigating the pitfalls with your family. Rainbow has also written Kindred Spirits for World Book Day.
 ISBN: 9781447263227 PB Pan Macmillan £7.99

4/5 Stars