SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK COLUMN FEB 13TH
Its Valentines Day tomorrow so I am continuing with my love theme.
This week my childrens books feature a lovable baby elephant, a rabbit who wants to say I Love You, a dog who needs love and a heartbroken young girl looking for love.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
LITTLE WHY BY JONNY LAMBERT
PICTURE BOOK 3+
I adore Little Why with his fearless spirit and boundless curiosity as he discovers the world around him. Lambert has imbued this adorable baby elephant with real character. It also carries two great messages throughout. One is to be happy in your own skin as the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Also why its dangerous to wander off on your own especially with crocodiles about!
ISBN: 9781848691834 PB Little Tiger Press Group £6.99
GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU BY SAM MCBRATNEY
PICTURE BOOK 2+
This timeless classic recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary and has delighted generation after generation. The large format board book makes its sturdy enough to be passed down from little hands to little hands. Little and Big Nutbrown Hare love each other very much but how do they let each other know? Anita Jeram's enchanting illustrations capture the story's sentiment perfectly and makes it a lovely book to gift on International Book Giving Day on February 14th
ISBN: 9781406358780 HB Walker Books Ltd £ 6.99
ONE DOG AND HIS BOY BY EVA IBBOTSON
When Hal's ghastly spoilt parents threaten to take his beloved dog, Fleck, away for being too much like hard work he runs away to his animal loving grandparents in Scotland. Along with a rag tag band of other unwanted pooches they begin an adventure that will test their courage to the limit. Written by one of my favourite all time authors this is without doubt a modern day classic. Wooftastic.
ISBN: 9781407124247 PB Scholastic £6.99
THE SLEEPING PRINCE BY MELINDA SALISBURY
YOUNG ADULT 12+
The Sin Eaters Daughter ended on a cliff hanger that left me breathless ,so I was impatient for the sequel of this darkly twisted series. Cherry picking from old myths and the darker side of history this epic will not disappoint. Errin, our heroine, finds herself in poverty, her royal life left behind in the first book. As a vengeful Prince brings war closer can Errin still bring peace? Will it be a fairytale ending or more Brothers Grimm?
ISBN: 9781407147642 PB Scholastic £7.99