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Saturday, 2 July 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK COLUMN JULY 2ND-3RD

My children's books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include a very hungry pug dog, an unusual friendship made building a giant sandcastle, a treasure seeking pig and an adventure with summer ponies. All In the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy!




BOOK OF THE WEEK

HAROLD'S HUNGRY EYES BY KEVIN WALDRON
PICTURE BOOK 4+
Food obsessed Boston Terrier Harold gets lost in the city and can only find his way home by looking for landmarks he imagines as delicious food in this clever visually striking tale. A clock becomes a large pie and a street lamp an icecream!The black line drawings and block colour compliment the food collage scattered throughout. It's great fun for children helping them to imagine what everyday objects around them could be. Harold will melt your heart.
ISBN 9780714871240 HB Phaidon £10.99
5/5 Stars




KINGS OF THE CASTLE BY VICTORIA TURNBULL
PICTURE BOOK 3+
An ethereal picture book of adventure, imagination and friendship. When George meets the strangest creature he's ever seen the night takes an unusual turn. With a gorgeous pull out of an enormous sandcastle this will enchant little ones and inspire sand castles par excellence. However different we are we can always find common ground and mutual interests as well as learn from one another. Through acceptance and discovery we are open to knew and wonderful experiences.
ISBN 9781783702596 PB Templar Publishing £6.99
5/5 Stars




PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE PIRATE ADVENTURE BY ALEX MILWAY
CHILDRENS 5+
When Pigsticks' evil nemesis Sir Percival Snout tries to claim his home town for himself he and his sidekick Harold set off to find treasure to buy it back. This entertaining quirky adventure is great for kids making the transition from picture books to reading books. Bold, full colour illustrations, partially in cartoon form and clear text throughout this is also good for reluctant readers who will want to see their heroes save the day.
ISBN 9781406346053 PB Walker Book £6.99
4/5 Stars


KATY'S PONY SUMMER BY VICTORIA EVELEIGH
CHILDRENS 7+
A contemporary authentic pony adventure that sees young rider Katy rescue and look after an injured Exmoor foal. Perfect for summer reading the author clearly knows her stuff and infuses the story with lots of tasty titbits about ponies perfect for all equine lovers. This exciting tale gallops along to a satisfying conclusion with a few traumatic bits thrown in. Don't forget to read the fascinating history of Exmoor ponies at the back.


ISBN 9781444014532 PB Orion Childrens Books £6.99
5/5 Stars