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Saturday, 23 July 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW JULY 23rd-24th

My children's books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include one of our greatest Olympians encouraging us to read and run, Peter Rabbit doodling in Beatrix Potters 150th Anniversary, an award winning story dealing with the sensitive issue of depression and a dystopian adventure influenced by Greek Myth!  All In the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy!

BOOK OF THE WEEK



READYSTEADY MO! BY MO FARAH & KES GRAY
PICTURE BOOK 4+
A fun book to get running and reading with Mo in the lead up to the Olympics. Join the double Olympic Gold Medallist as he runs to get dressed, with the family and even into space! The repetitive text and rhythm combined with the energetic and bold illustrations will kick start a new generation of runners and encourage early readers. Definitely too vigorous for bedtime but great for encouraging kids to get up and go!
ISBN 9781444934076 PB Hodder Childrens £6.99
5/5 Stars



PETERRABBIT:DOODLE BOOK BY BEATRIX POTTER
CHILDRENS 5+
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Beatrix Potters birth with this fantastic doodle book.
A large colouring book in which you can paint, draw or scribble using the wonderful illustrations of her best loved creations such as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and Tom Kitten. Children are encouraged to use their imagination or simply colour in the line drawings of their favourite characters providing hours of fun that will be sure to fire up their creativity.
ISBN 9780241258675 PB Penguin £ 7.99
4/5 Stars



AUBREYAND THE TERRIBLE YOOT BY HORATIO CLARE
CHILDRENS 8+
Rambuctious child Aubrey is determined to help save his father from the spirit of despair, The Terrible Yoot. An evocative tale tackling the sensitive issue of depression, this beautifully illustrated story immerses us in a magically imbued countryside with talking animals. A worthy winner of The Branford Bose Award and a future classic. This touching family story and thrilling adventure is, as proclaimed by Michael Morpurgo, 'a sheer joy'.
ISBN 9781910080283 PB Firefly Press Ltd £7.99
5/5 Stars



CHILDRENOF ICARUS BY CAIGHLAN SMITH
YOUNG ADULT 13+
A coming of age adventure about finding inner strength even when you don't know its there. Influenced by Greek myth, a band of teenagers are chosen to enter a secretive maze in the hope of becoming 'Angels'. When the honour becomes a nightmare they struggle for survival and try and find a way out. This nail biting adventure is perfect for fans of The Maze Runner and Hunger Games. Gripping.
ISBN 9781782024927 PB Curious Fox £6.99

5/5 Stars

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