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Saturday, 20 August 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST BOOK COLUMN AUGUST 20th -21st

My children's books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include a surfing adventure, people eating monsters, an atlas of animals and a coming of age drama about friendship.  All In the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy!


BOOK OF THE WEEK

RIDE BY LISA GLASS
YOUNG ADULT 12+
A hot summer read perfect for the beach. Seventeen year old professional surfer, Iris has travelled the world chasing waves but the life she dreamt of isn’t the paradise she hoped. When her first love crumbles she returns home to find her passion for surfing again. A tidal wave of sun drenched passion this contemporary tale shows how success at an impressionable age brings many pitfalls and temptations with it. Part of a trilogy.
ISBN 9781848663442 PB Quercus £7.99
5/5 Stars



EAT YOUR PEOPLE BY LOU KUENZLER & DAVID WOJTOYCZ
PICTURE BOOK 3+
This fiendishly twisted tale about difficult dinnertimes will have every child thinking again about eating their greens. Monty the Monster doesn't want to eat the supper his Mum has made for him. People are yucky, crunchy and very sour and he would rather eat his veggies! Children will love the bold and brash illustrations of this wickedly adorable monster family. An alternative story for fussy eaters. Naughty but also nice.


ISBN 9781408330333 HB Orchard Books £ 11.99
5/5 Stars




WILDERNESS BY HANNAH PANG
CHILDRENS 6+
This sumptuous book will engage the explorer in us all. From the depths of the deepest oceans to the rain forest canopies to on safari this book unveils a mesmerising array of animals from all four corners of the earth. Bursting with vibrant illustrations and fascinating facts about bugs, sea life, birds and reptiles each habitat is created for a unique experience of discovery throughout its intricate lift the flap pages that will captivate.
ISBN 9781848575066 HB 360 Degrees £ 15.99
5/5 Stars



HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOUR BY JOHN COREY WHALEY
YOUNG ADULT 12+
An enormously endearing quirky tale of three teens who are about to take the next step in their lives. All have different issues including coming out, agoraphobia, first love and family responsibilities. At the heart of the book is their new friendship and how it expands and grows their world and themselves. A beautifully sensitive tale that understands life may not be perfect but can still be lived in all its technicolour glory.
ISBN 9780571330447 PB Faber & Faber £7.99

5/5 Stars



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