This week my children's book reviews include a little dog's quest, a bunny saving the day, a young boy leading a double life and a contemporary coming of age drama about identity.
Some great books for the Easter holidays!
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post.
PARADISE FOUND BY JOHN MILTON & HELEN ELLIOTT
PICTURE BOOK 5+
Albie, the farmer's dog, must find his companion Nellie who has disappeared. His search takes in all the contrasting sights and smells of the countryside and town. Curious children will love the diverse locations as they follow the little dog's quest and encourage them to take an interest in the world around them. The glorious illustrations look like stained glass windows on a sunny day and will capture your imagination. A brilliant gift for Easter.
ISBN 9781912213641 PB Graffeg £7.99
CATCH THAT EGG! BY LUCY ROWLAND & ANNA CHERNYSHOVA
PICTURE BOOK 3+
Floppit the bunny is always getting into trouble because of his big clumsy feet. But when an egg falls from chicken's nest and rolls away can he save the day? Full of adorable wide-eyed farm animals this cute book is perfect for Easter and reading out loud. Bouncy, energetic illustrations with a sparkly cover it's brimming with fun. Children and adults will relate to the overexcited, always busy and demanding young bunny!!
ISBN 9781509841028 PB Macmillan £6.99
KID NORMAL AND THE ROGUE HEROES BY GREG JAMES & CHRIS SMITH
Murph is a school kid by day and a member of the top-secret Heroes Alliance at night. Can he and his friends stop notorious supervillain Magpie's dastardly plan? The easily readable and hilarious story combined with cheeky illustrations is perfect reading for boys and girls. What child doesn't want to be part of a secret superhero organisation? The appealing core message is that even without superpowers you can be capable of greatness!
ISBN 978141408884546 PB Bloomsbury £6.99
SHE, MYSELF AND I BY EMMA YOUNG
YOUNG ADULT 13+
Eighteen-year-old Rosa is dying from a nerve disease, so it's her last chance when she is selected for an experimental brain transplant. After the operation, she meets Jo and falls in love but does he see her for who she really is? A bold story about identity and how we make assumptions on appearances alone. A coming of age drama about learning to be who you want to be while raising a lot of interesting moral questions.
ISBN 9781847159427 PB Stripes £7.99