This week my children's book reviews include a beautiful picture book championing female friendship, a story about the importance of kindness, a summer craft book and an hilarious super hero adventure.
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post
BOOK OF THE WEEK
PICTURE BOOK 4+
When four little girls become friends, they share dreams and support each other through their struggles. This sensitive book champions female friendship by uniquely showing how the girls bond over the years. The illustrations are fresh and charming paired with warm and heartfelt words. An emotive story encouraging empowerment that will appeal to all ages and it would make a lovely gift for a friend of any age. An inspirational story with a universal message.
ISBN 9781848577190 HB Little Tiger £11.99
BETWEEN TICK AND TOCK BY LOUISE GREIG & ASHLING LINDSAY
PICTURE BOOK 3+
Liesel notices things that everyone else is too busy to see. A lonely boy, a stray dog, a cat stuck in a tree. Liesel decides to help and pauses time itself. While the city freezes, she quietly carries out acts of kindness and breathes colour, life and happiness back into the city. A beautiful lyrical tale about the importance of kindness and taking time to appreciate the world around you especially in this digital age.
ISBN 9781405286596 PB Egmont £6.99
FLAMINGOS, LLAMAS & OTHER COOL THINGS BY KATE MCLELLAND
An innovative spiral-bound activity book featuring twenty stunning press out designs intricately decorated with bright turquoise foil. Create magical three-dimensional ornaments or garlands from cool llamas, tropical toucan's, pineapples, cactuses or flamingoes. This sturdy book is great for all ages to colour in and would make a lovely gift for the artistically minded. The sturdy press-out pieces are perfect for decorating your home and would be ideal to amuse on holiday.
ISBN 9781788003148 HB Nosy Crow £9.99
ALEX SPARROW AND THE FURRY FURY BY JENNIFER KILLICK
Alex is a super agent in training and a human lie detector. His friend and sidekick, Jess can communicate with animals, and they are about to embark on their second adventure. When Jess volunteers at the local animal sanctuary, she discovers the animals are terrified and are also going missing. An hilarious adventure full of friendship, courage, jokes galore and an adorable hedgehog, Mr Prickles. Another perfect holiday read.ISBN 9781910080740 PB Firefly Press £6.99