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Saturday, 27 February 2016

South Wales Evening Post Childrens Book Column Feb 27th

My book review column features in The Weekend Edition of The South Wales Evening Post today Feb 27th.


My Book of the Week is an enchanting modern day fable who's sentiment will linger with you long after you have read the book. Also Mothers Day is next Sunday so I picked some great books to share with Mum on her special day from board books for keeping the very young as busy as bees, a cooking kit to enjoy and a classic to share laughter and tears with. Enjoy. 


BOOK OF THE WEEK

HOUR OF THE BEES BY LINDSAY EAGAR
YOUNG ADULT
A contemporary fable in which two worlds collide. The young and the old joust with modern mythology. Carolina's grandfather, who suffers from dementia, spins her tales of adventure, wanderlust and heritage. Are the stories of the magic tree promising eternal life true? Why are bees following her in this drought ridden desert? An inspiring book with a powerful message. Don't be afraid to live your life. There will be a real 'buzz' about this book.
ISBN: 9781406368154 PB Walker Books Ltd £7.99
5/5 stars



I LOVE MY MUMMY : A BLOSSOMING BOOK OF GIVING BY JONATHAN LITTON AND FHIONA GALLOWAY
PICTURE BOOK 0+
The perfect little board book to give on Mothers Day to keep busy hands occupied. Bold illustrations, cutouts and finger holes will endure and fascinate the most energetic of children while Mum is enjoying her special day. The colourful cast of cute characters all want to find ways to say thankyou to their special Mum. The rhyming text will make sure this has a captive audience while parents enjoy a rare quiet moment.
  • ISBN: 9781848691773 HB Little Tiger Press Group £5.99
  • 4/5 Stars



CHILDRENS COOKIE AND CAKE BAKING KIT BY ABIGAIL WHEATLEY
CHILDRENS 5+
This wonderful cooking kit will encourage absolute beginners to bake yummy cookies and biscuits. Everything you need is here including 25 simple to follow recipes, cookie cutters and a rolling pin. You can keep everything in a pretty gift box and is a lovely introduction to cooking that can be done with mum (or dad!) with something to nibble at the end from gingerbreads to heart biscuits. Delicious
ISBN: 9781409598763 HB Usborne Publishing Ltd £ 14.99 
5/5 stars


LITTLE WOMEN BY L.M. ALCOTT
CHILDRENS 8+ 
This inspirational colour illustrated American classic makes a lovely gift between mothers and daughters. Set against the American Civil War Marmee and her five daughters resiliently struggle with poverty, first love and following their dreams. In an age where women's options were limited this heart warming tale really shows women in all their strengths. Jo, the aspiring writer has always been one of my favourite fictional characters as well as her Professor Bear!
    ISBN: 9781409581987 HB Usborne Publishing Ltd £12.99
5/5 Stars