This week my pick of children's books for Mothers Day in The South Wales Evening Post include a picture book about the perfect day, how to entertain your Granny, an out of this world road trip and a paranormal adventure series in which the mummy may not be so friendly!
My column can be found in the Weekend supplement of The South Wales Evening Post on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy!
BOOK OF THE WEEK
A PERFECT DAY BY LANE SMITH
PICTURE BOOK 3+
The animals are having a perfect day in the garden. Basking in the sun, paddling in the pool, eating their favourite food. What could possible go wrong? Naughty Bear has his own idea of a perfect day, unfortunately it's not the same as everyone else's! The playful and witty illustrations, full of light and texture, really bring to life the warm summer day. This endearing tale was inspired by the authors real life encounter with a marauding bear!
ISBN 9781509840557 HB Two Hoots Books £11.99
15 THINGS NOT TO DO WITH A GRANNY BY MARGARET MCALLISTER AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY HOLLY STERLING
PICTURE BOOK 4+
It may be Mothers Day but don't forget your Granny! Follow these simple rules and you will both be happy. Don't hide an elephant in her bed, wear her pants on your head or send her up to space in a rocket! Definitely don't bang a drum when she is sleeping. This wonderfully diverse book has a wide appeal for the whole family encouraging caring, sharing and best of all, hugs.
ISBN 9781847809131 PB Frances Lincoln £6.99
SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS BY JACK CHENG
Eleven year old Alex wants to launch his ipod into space to show aliens what life is really like on Earth. Full of questions about the world the reader is immediately drawn to Alex. You are made to feel as if you are travelling with him as he tries to deal with his dysfunctional family, including a troubled mother and absent brother. This innocent and personal adventure is ultimately uplifting and heart warming.
ISBN 9780141365602 PB Puffin £6.99
THE MUMMY'S REVENGE BY ANDREW BEASLEY
An ancient Egyptian Mummy controlled by the evil Sandman is reeking havoc across Edinburgh, looking for rubies and revenge. Billy and Charley are top investigators at S.C.R.E.A.M.( Supernatural Crimes, Rescues, Emergencies and Mysteries). They are the only ones who can stop him. Victorian X-Files meets Scooby Doo, this is a funny, action packed paranormal crime series and an alternative Mother Day book!
ISBN 9781474906920 PB Usborne £6.99