This week my children's book reviews include a fascinating guide to the seashore, a young boy on a journey of discovery, a book of new slime recipes and an exhilarating boys own adventure.
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!
BOOK OF THE WEEK
SEASHORE WATCHER BY MAYA PLASS
This activity and guidebook is a brilliant introduction to the seashore. It is packed full of inspiring and fun ideas for children to learn about life at the edge of the waves. Activities include how to make sand or shell art, learn how to spot tracks and identify marks and discover secret hideaways. This illustrated guide is thoughtfully packed into a waterproof covering to stop it from becoming wet. Perfect for family and school outings.
ISBN 9781784938703 PB QED Publishing £9.99
JULIAN IS A MERMAID BY JESSICA LOVE
PICTURE BOOK 3+
Julian dreams of becoming a mermaid. To look like one, he tries on makeup, styles his hair and even fashions a mermaid tail for himself. However, what will his Nan say? A celebration of self-confidence, diversity from gender stereotypes to family dynamics and different body types. This inspiring book celebrates the variety of life with exuberant carnival inspired illustrations that explode with colour and energy onto the page.
ISBN 9781406380637 HB Walker £11.99
NEXT-LEVEL DIY SLIME WITH KARINA GARCIA
Celebrate a summer of slime as this craze continues to grow. Follow YouTube sensation, Karina, as she prepares fifteen new recipes with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Children will love getting their hands dirty creating new mesmerising scents, textures and shine. They can pick from Teddy Bear Cloud Slime, Holographic or Super Gloss, amongst others using harmless, household ingredients. Parents will be glad to know there are tips on removing slime from clothing as well!
ISBN 978178743733 PB Studio Press £7.99
WHERE THE WORLD ENDS BY GERALDINE MCCAUGHREAN
Every summer Quill and his friends are put on a remote sea stack to hunt birds. But when no one arrives to take them home how will they survive? An extraordinary and unpredictable adventure that will pull at your emotions makes you laugh and have you on the edge of your seat all at the same time. This well-deserved winner of the 2018 CILIP Carnegie Medal is a must read for the holidays.
ISBN 9781474943437 PB Usborne £6.99