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Saturday, 24 September 2016

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST BOOK COLUMN SEPT 24-25TH

My children's books this week for The South Wales Evening Post include a snail who's loves receiving postcards, a leaf who becomes a pet, a celebration of Peter Rabbit and a thought provoking fictional tale about a young black boy surviving in 1960's America .  All in the Weekend Magazine Section. Enjoy! 


BOOK OF THE WEEK

SNAIL MAIL BY SHARON KING-CHAI
PICTURE BOOK 4+
Sam the Sea Snail's big brother Tiger sends him exciting postcards from around the world. Bright colourful illustrations with gorgeous pull out postcards to pour over you can learn about Tigers' adventures as well as how to say hello in new languages like Japanese. There's even a birthday surprise at the end. Styled to be the new Jolly Postman for this generation you can have fun encouraging children to write and decorate their own postcards!
ISBN 9781444922547 HB Hodder Childrens £12.99
5/5 Stars




LEAFY THE PET LEAF BY PHILIP ARDAGH & ELISSA ELWICK
PICTURE BOOK 5+
Join the Little Adventurers whose mandate includes being brave, being kind to animals and looking after the planet. It's Bring In A Pet Day so Sprat brings Leafy! But can a leaf really be a pet? With its green message, animal facts and activity ideas for playing outside it will inspire the imagination and creativity. This eclectic mix of characters will have wide appeal and after reading kids can have fun making their own pet leaf.
ISBN 9781406364354 PB Walker Books £6.99
5/5 Stars



THE ULTIMATE PETER RABBIT BY CAMILLA HALLINAN
CHILDRENS 7+
This special anniversary edition celebrates the birth of Beatrix Potter 150 years ago. A compendium of her life as one of our most beloved authors this gives a tantalising glimpse behind her best selling books and inspirations. Discover the true story of Peter Rabbit and each of your favourite characters, marvel at her extraordinary sketch books and peek into family albums. A treasure trove that will truly delight Potter fans young and old.
ISBN 9780241289655 HB Dorling Kindersley £14.99
5/5 Stars



THE HYPNOTIST BY LAURENCE ANHOLT
YOUNG ADULT 13+
Pip is a young black boy in 1960's America and tensions are running high. Bought by a white couple, who's own son is just back from the terrors of Vietnam, life is fraught with dangers. A neighbouring Professor tries to help school him but can he save him from the Ku Klux Klan? A nod to The Color Purple and Great Expectations this is a thought provoking read perfect for book groups from teenage to adult.
ISBN 9780552573450 PB Corgi £7.99
5/5 Stars