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Friday, 9 June 2017

CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEWS THE SOUTH WALES EVENING POST JUNE 10-11

This week my pick of children's book include two picture books perfect for Fathers Day next Sunday. Also two middle grade fiction books, one magical adventure set in Edwardian Hove and a heart warming quest about diversity and acceptance . All in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!




BOOK OF THE WEEK


YOUR BABY'S FIRST WORD WILL BE DADA BY JIMMY FALLON
PICTURE BOOK 2+
Your baby's first word will be DADA! Right? Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies first word is DADA but does it work? A witty picture book from one of America's top entertainers shows Dads how to do it. Fiendishly simple and cheeky Dad's will love reading it with their children on Fathers Day next Sunday. The naughty illustrations by Miguel Ordonez just add to the fun.
ISBN 9781444931440 PB Hodder Books £6.99




JUST LIKE DADDY BY LUCY FREEGARD
PICTURE BOOK 3+
Daddy deals with scary monsters, plays silly games and puts on funny voices for bedtime stories. An endearing playful tale for children who want to be just like their dads. Adorable watercolour and ink illustrations really capture their close relationship. It shows a child's love and close bond that makes it the perfect gift for Fathers Day, next weekend. Also, a lovely reminder to cherish those precious moments together.
ISBN 97811843653370 PB Pavilion Books £6.99





THE AMBER PENDANT BY IMOGEN WHITE
CHILDREN 9+
Rose Muddle, a workhouse girl in Edwardian Hove, becomes a maid for a strange new mistress. When Rose becomes the guardian of a magical amber pendant she faces new dangers. With her new friend Rui and his mischievous pet monkey Bahula, can they defeat the shady Brotherhood of the Black Sun? Will Rose find her true destiny? A courageous heroine, rip roaring adventure and enchanted jewels, this is perfect for Harry Potter fans.
ISBN 9781474927291 PB Usborne £6.99



BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA BY LAUREN WOLK
CHILDRENS 9+
Crow lives on a tiny island with Osh, who rescued her from the sea. All she had to identify her was a feather shaped birthmark, a ruby ring and a partial letter. A mysterious fire across the waters sets of a chain of events that will help Crow find her true home. As her past and present collide she must decide who she is in this evocative and heart warming quest about diversity and acceptance.
ISBN 9780552574303 PB Penguin £6.99