This week my children book reviews include a giraffe who wants to read, an imaginative spin on Little Red Riding Hood, a naughty but very funny monkey and a magical romance for the holidays.
All in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!
BOOK OF THE WEEK
PAWS OFF MY BOOK BY FABI SANTIAGO
PICTURE BOOK 3+
Olaf the giraffe is really excited when he finds a book. But his pleasure turns to frustration when his friends keep advising him how to read it! Stand on one leg like a flamingo? Hang upside down like a monkey? A charming story of finding your own way. The joyfully, florescent illustrations from the talented illustrator of the magnificent Tiger in a Tutu, really add to the fun. Booklicious!
ISBN 9781407171487 PB Scholastic £6.99
LITTLE RED BY DAVID ROBERTS & LYNN ROBERTS-MALONEY
PICTURE BOOK 4+
An imaginative spin on a classic fairy tale. The story of a boy, a grandmother, a Big Bad Wolf and a keg of ginger beer! Thomas is known as Little Red. When he visits his Grandma she doesn't seem quite herself. Can he save her and himself? The watercolour illustrations are set in the eighteenth century with big wigs and satin dresses. It also has a Tim Burtonesque feel that will delight children and grown ups.
ISBN 9781843653288 PB Pavilion £6.99
THIMBLE MONKEY SUPERSTAR BY JON BLAKE
When Jams and his family are tricked into looking after a monkey called Thimble, all hell breaks loose. But when Jams is in mortal danger, there is only one monkey who can save the day! An absolutely hilarious story, which has deservedly been shortlisted for the Lollies, Laugh Out Loud Book Awards. This is an imaginative tale,with sharp one liners and a truly batty adventure which is still making me giggle! #votethimble
ISBN 9781910080344 PB Firefly Press £5.99
MISS MATCH BY CRYSTAL CESTARI
Amber has a gift. She can see someone's soul mate after five seconds of eye contact. This is rather awkward when she falls for the cutest boy in the school but her gift doesn't agree. Will she go against fate and let herself fall for someone who she shouldn't be with? Get swept away by an enchanting clean teen romance this summer. Fans of Geek girl and Girl Online will love this magically messed up romance.
ISBN 9781784299163 PB Quercus £7.99