This week my children's book reviews include a book of dastardly pirates, a magical journey on a dragon, Santa taking a holiday and a gigantic book of dinosaurs.
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
PIRATES MAGNIFIED BY DAVID LONG & HARRY BLOOM
Let's embark on an exciting pirate adventure! Grab the magnifying glass included and search for treasure to see how pirates lived and what cargo they stole. Look out for the Welsh pirate Black Bart, as well. Each double spread contains ten things to look for within the intricate and detailed illustrations that fill the pages. So hoist the mainsail me hearty's and enjoy a rollicking adventure! Hours of fun, perfect for the holidays!
ISBN 9781786030276 HB Wide Eyed Editions £14.99
ONE MOONLIT NIGHT BY ZANNA DAVIDSON & SEO KIM
PICTURE BOOK 3+
A little girl goes on a magical journey with a dragon through the night. On every page, there is an exquisite pop up picture; intricately designed to show her riding over stormy seas and visiting magical islands. It is partnered with poetic prose that is perfect for bedtime, igniting children's imagination. Bursting with dragons, stars and adventure, sail away in a 'silvery boat of dreams'. An enchanting gift and a pleasure to share at bedtime.
ISBN 9781783705818 HB Templar £14.99
SANTA SELFIE BY PETER BENTLY& ANNA CHERNYSHOVA
PICTURE BOOK 4+
Santa needs a holiday so he leaves his elves in charge of Christmas to relax in the Winter Sun. But when everyone wants a selfie his holiday slowly becomes a disaster! An alternative Christmas story about the perils of being famous. A lovely touch is the pull-out photo frame included so you can have your own 'selfie' with Santa. Great fun is seeing Santa in unusual settings, from Paris to Brazil to the Grand Canyon.
ISBN 9781509831142 PB Macmillan Children £6.99
DINOSAURIUM BY CHRIS WORMELL & LILY MURRAY
Journey back millions of years to discover the largest and most ferocious animals that ever lived. This beautiful large format book brings an enormous range of dinosaurs to life. From favourites such as Tyrannosaurus Rex to lesser known such as Coelophysis, dinosaur lovers can explore the striking artwork and learn from the plethora of facts for hours. How did they evolve? Why did some have scales and others feathers? A Jurassic sized gift suitable for all ages.
ISBN 9781783707928 HB Big Picture Press £20