Friday, 30 November 2018

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEW DEC 1-2

This week my children's book reviews include tales of feisty felines, a celebration of the carol Silent Night, a retelling of Peter Pan and an anthology of intriguing animals. Perfect presents for Christmas 

Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!


BOOK OF THE WEEK 


REBEL CATS BY KIMBERLIE HAMILTON
CHILDREN 8+
The tales of thirty real-life feisty felines from around the world will put you in cat heaven in a whisker. Full of fascinating stories about furry record breakers, explorers and heroes plus furball-raising facts. Richly illustrated with pussycat pawtraits readers of all ages will love curling up with this book over Christmas. Give this to a cat lover of any age and they will be like a cat who's got the cream. Purrfect.
ISBN 9781407192604 PB Scholastic £8.99

SILENT NIGHT BY LARA HAWTHORNE
PICTURE BOOK 3+

Rediscover the story of the nativity and one of the nations favourite Christmas carols all rolled into one. Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in all its glory with strikingly detailed illustrations which bring the scenes to life. Children will love spotting the variety of animals alongside quaking shepherds and heaven sent angels. A traditional gift which children can share with all the family and can also be used for carol singing.
ISBN 9781786030665 HB Lincoln Children's Books £10.99



PETER PAN BY J.M. BARRIE & CARYL HART & SARAH WARBURTON
CHILDREN 6+

The perfect introduction to this classic tale re-imagined in glorious rhyme and richly illustrated in twilight tones. Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and the world of Neverland are vividly brought to life for a new generation of readers. This sumptuously produced book is a gift to treasure and share and is sure to capture the hearts of children with its magical tale about the boy who never grew up. A classic Christmas present.
ISBN 9781788000079 HB Nosy Crow £14.99



AN ANTHOLOGY OF INTRIGUING ANIMALS BY BEN HOARE
CHILDREN 7+

A beautiful children's encyclopedia of animals with a twist. Alongside each glorious close-up photograph and illustration are facts, stories and myths. It includes well-known animals such as dolphins, tigers and butterflies to more unusual including my favourites the cute Viscacha and the worlds happiest animal, the Australian Quokka. This gold foiled hardback with gilded edges is the perfect gift for little animal lovers and could even be read at bedtime or in class.
ISBN 9780241334393 HB Dorling Kindersley £20


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