This week my children's book reviews include a book of Ocean Life using exquisite floral collages, a Mummy Tiger looking for a home for her cubs, a Mummy Fox exploring nature with her little fox and a fascinating look at the life of sharp shooter Annie Oakley.
Some Great Books for Mothers Day and Easter.
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!
BOOK OF THE WEEK
BENEATH THE WAVES BY HELEN AHPORNSIRI
A stunning exploration of what lies hidden beneath the waves. Each chapter explores a different ocean realm brought to life with exquisite and intricate collages solely created with sea-weeds and coastal plants. Marvel at how Helen transforms silky seaweed, feathery algae and bright coastal blooms into playful penguins, underwater cities and ocean giants. A beautiful gift to treasure for Mother's Day and a delightful alternative to an Easter egg. Perfect for nature and animal lovers.
ISBN 9781787413801 HB Big Picture Press £12.99
LITTLE TIGERS BY JO WEAVER
PICTURE BOOK 3+
Mother Tiger and her two cubs journey through the jungle searching for a new home. Will they find refuge behind a waterfall, up in the trees, in a cave or a temple? These striking charcoal and sepia illustrations perfectly capture the tiger family and the parental bond. Also the story could start a discussion about either moving house or conservation of tigers. A moving and thought-provoking story to share on Mother's Day.
ISBN 9781444937534 PB Hodder £6.99
FOLLOW ME, LITTLE FOX BY CAMILA CORREA & SEAN JULIAN
PICTURE BOOK 3+
When Little Fox finds city life too noisy and busy Mummy Fox takes him on an adventure into the countryside. A beautifully illustrated reminder of the importance of playing and spending time in the outdoors and appreciating all the sights, smells and sounds. It also will create an appreciation of nature. A lovely book to share on Mother's Day and it hopefully will inspire young children to plant seeds and watch them grow.
ISBN 9781788810876 HB Little Tiger £11.99
ONE SHOT BY TANYA LANDMAN
YOUNG ADULT 13+
A coming of age drama inspired by the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. An insightful and gripping novella that depicts a young woman's fight for a better life in the Wild West of 19th Century America. A story about hope, ambition and overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles. A gripping tale that is perfectly pitched for dyslexic and reluctant readers as well as book clubs. A powerful story of a girl in a man's world that really hits the bullseye.
ISBN 9781781128510 PB Barrington Stoke £7.99