Jackie’s Quick Picture Book Reviews

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Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 719 Monday 19th August 2019
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 720 Monday 5th August 2019
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 717 Monday 22nd July 2019
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 716 Monday 15th July 2019
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 713 Monday 8th July 2019
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 713 Monday 26th June 2019
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 713 Monday 17th June 2019
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Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 711 Monday 27th May 2019
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 709 Monday 20th May 2019
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 706 Monday 25th March 2019
NF Santa's high tech christmas
S billy goats gruff
HC Dippy's Big Day Out
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 705 Monday 18th March 2019
S Incy Wincy Spider
S Say Something
W Circle
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 704 Monday 11th March 2019
S COCOON
NF Emily Green's Garden
S The Book Chook
WT Ozzie Goes to School
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 703 Monday 4th March 2019
703 EK - Saying Goodbye to Barkley
703 littlepink In the shadow of an elephant
703 NLA - Grandma's treasured shoes
703 Walker -Sleep My Bunny
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 691 Monday 15th October 2018
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 690 Monday 8th October 2018
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 689 Monday 1st October 2018
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 684 Monday 20th August 2018
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 683 Monday 13th August 2018
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 682 Monday 6th August 2018
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 680 Monday 23rd July 2018
TITLE:   Dinosaur Day Out
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Sara Acton
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781760650049
THEMES:   Dinosaurs
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Dinosaur Day Out
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Sara Acton
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781760650049
THEMES:   Dinosaurs
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Dinosaur Day Out
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Sara Acton
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781760650049
THEMES:   Dinosaurs
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Dinosaur Day Out
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Sara Acton
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781760650049
THEMES:   Dinosaurs
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Dinosaur Day Out
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Sara Acton
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781760650049
THEMES:   Dinosaurs
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Dinosaur Day Out
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Sara Acton
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781760650049
THEMES:   Dinosaurs
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
I really liked the voice in this book. When the dinosaur exhibition is closed Dad buys a dinosaur book and proceeds to recite dinosaur facts to his to kids who, unbeknown to him, are interacting will all the dinosaurs he mentions.

“Did you know,” said Dad, shooing a seagull away from his ice cream, “that the spinosaurus was the biggest carnivorous dinosaur of all and ate fish, including sharks?”
A great book with dinosaur facts scattered throughout and that lovely idea that adults often miss what’s right in front of their eyes.
I really liked the voice in this book. When the dinosaur exhibition is closed Dad buys a dinosaur book and proceeds to recite dinosaur facts to his to kids who, unbeknown to him, are interacting will all the dinosaurs he mentions.

“Did you know,” said Dad, shooing a seagull away from his ice cream, “that the spinosaurus was the biggest carnivorous dinosaur of all and ate fish, including sharks?”
A great book with dinosaur facts scattered throughout and that lovely idea that adults often miss what’s right in front of their eyes.
I really liked the voice in this book. When the dinosaur exhibition is closed Dad buys a dinosaur book and proceeds to recite dinosaur facts to his to kids who, unbeknown to him, are interacting will all the dinosaurs he mentions.

“Did you know,” said Dad, shooing a seagull away from his ice cream, “that the spinosaurus was the biggest carnivorous dinosaur of all and ate fish, including sharks?”
A great book with dinosaur facts scattered throughout and that lovely idea that adults often miss what’s right in front of their eyes.
TITLE:   Barney
AUTHOR: Catherine Jinks
ILLUSTRATOR:  Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742996226
THEMES:   Dogs; food; love
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Barney
AUTHOR: Catherine Jinks
ILLUSTRATOR:  Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742996226
THEMES:   Dogs; food; love
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Barney
AUTHOR: Catherine Jinks
ILLUSTRATOR:  Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742996226
THEMES:   Dogs; food; love
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Barney
AUTHOR: Catherine Jinks
ILLUSTRATOR:  Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742996226
THEMES:   Dogs; food; love
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Barney
AUTHOR: Catherine Jinks
ILLUSTRATOR:  Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742996226
THEMES:   Dogs; food; love
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Barney
AUTHOR: Catherine Jinks
ILLUSTRATOR:  Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742996226
THEMES:   Dogs; food; love
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
A book for all dog lovers. Dear Barney just LOVES food, even cat food. The jaunty rhyme bounces us along and the ending is very sweet. Nicely done.
A book for all dog lovers. Dear Barney just LOVES food, even cat food. The jaunty rhyme bounces us along and the ending is very sweet. Nicely done.
A book for all dog lovers. Dear Barney just LOVES food, even cat food. The jaunty rhyme bounces us along and the ending is very sweet. Nicely done.
TITLE:   Digby & Claude
AUTHOR: Emma Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Hannah Sommerville
PUBLISHER:  NLA
ISBN:  9780642279279
THEMES:   Friendship; Belonging; Change; Home
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Digby & Claude
AUTHOR: Emma Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Hannah Sommerville
PUBLISHER:  NLA
ISBN:  9780642279279
THEMES:   Friendship; Belonging; Change; Home
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Digby & Claude
AUTHOR: Emma Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Hannah Sommerville
PUBLISHER:  NLA
ISBN:  9780642279279
THEMES:   Friendship; Belonging; Change; Home
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Digby & Claude
AUTHOR: Emma Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Hannah Sommerville
PUBLISHER:  NLA
ISBN:  9780642279279
THEMES:   Friendship; Belonging; Change; Home
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Digby & Claude
AUTHOR: Emma Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Hannah Sommerville
PUBLISHER:  NLA
ISBN:  9780642279279
THEMES:   Friendship; Belonging; Change; Home
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Digby & Claude
AUTHOR: Emma Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Hannah Sommerville
PUBLISHER:  NLA
ISBN:  9780642279279
THEMES:   Friendship; Belonging; Change; Home
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
Set in the 1930’s, Digby & Claude explore a time when the government tried to help the lower classes by building light and airy apartments at affordable rates. Their friendship grows as does their cubby that they plan and build in sight of the new apartments. At the end of the story the book shows wonderful photographs of all types of homes from the 1800’s to modern day.
Set in the 1930’s, Digby & Claude explore a time when the government tried to help the lower classes by building light and airy apartments at affordable rates. Their friendship grows as does their cubby that they plan and build in sight of the new apartments. At the end of the story the book shows wonderful photographs of all types of homes from the 1800’s to modern day.
Set in the 1930’s, Digby & Claude explore a time when the government tried to help the lower classes by building light and airy apartments at affordable rates. Their friendship grows as does their cubby that they plan and build in sight of the new apartments. At the end of the story the book shows wonderful photographs of all types of homes from the 1800’s to modern day.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 678 Monday 9th July 2018
TITLE:   Scaredy Cat
AUTHOR:  Heather Gallagher
ILLUSTRATOR:  Anil Tortop
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594171
THEMES:   Being afraid, being brave, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Scaredy Cat
AUTHOR:  Heather Gallagher
ILLUSTRATOR:  Anil Tortop
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594171
THEMES:   Being afraid, being brave, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Scaredy Cat
AUTHOR:  Heather Gallagher
ILLUSTRATOR:  Anil Tortop
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594171
THEMES:   Being afraid, being brave, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Scaredy Cat
AUTHOR:  Heather Gallagher
ILLUSTRATOR:  Anil Tortop
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594171
THEMES:   Being afraid, being brave, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Scaredy Cat
AUTHOR:  Heather Gallagher
ILLUSTRATOR:  Anil Tortop
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594171
THEMES:   Being afraid, being brave, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Scaredy Cat
AUTHOR:  Heather Gallagher
ILLUSTRATOR:  Anil Tortop
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594171
THEMES:   Being afraid, being brave, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
Such a fun book. Kids will love trying to find where Scaredy Cat is hidden and will love even more the twist at the end. Poor Scaredy Cat, afraid of this and afraid of that. Thank goodness he’s got someone to look out for him. Terrific!
Such a fun book. Kids will love trying to find where Scaredy Cat is hidden and will love even more the twist at the end. Poor Scaredy Cat, afraid of this and afraid of that. Thank goodness he’s got someone to look out for him. Terrific!
Such a fun book. Kids will love trying to find where Scaredy Cat is hidden and will love even more the twist at the end. Poor Scaredy Cat, afraid of this and afraid of that. Thank goodness he’s got someone to look out for him. Terrific!
TITLE:   The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears
AUTHOR: Alastair Chisholm
ILLUSTRATOR:  Jez Tuya
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406365139
THEMES:   Bedtime stories, fairy tales, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears
AUTHOR: Alastair Chisholm
ILLUSTRATOR:  Jez Tuya
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406365139
THEMES:   Bedtime stories, fairy tales, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears
AUTHOR: Alastair Chisholm
ILLUSTRATOR:  Jez Tuya
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406365139
THEMES:   Bedtime stories, fairy tales, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears
AUTHOR: Alastair Chisholm
ILLUSTRATOR:  Jez Tuya
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406365139
THEMES:   Bedtime stories, fairy tales, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears
AUTHOR: Alastair Chisholm
ILLUSTRATOR:  Jez Tuya
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406365139
THEMES:   Bedtime stories, fairy tales, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears
AUTHOR: Alastair Chisholm
ILLUSTRATOR:  Jez Tuya
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406365139
THEMES:   Bedtime stories, fairy tales, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
This is very funny. A typical story telling experience where the child keeps asking for qualifications all throughout the story such that really it’s the child who tells the story in the end. All parents will relate and no doubt when this story is read, more questions will be raised.
This is very funny. A typical story telling experience where the child keeps asking for qualifications all throughout the story such that really it’s the child who tells the story in the end. All parents will relate and no doubt when this story is read, more questions will be raised.
This is very funny. A typical story telling experience where the child keeps asking for qualifications all throughout the story such that really it’s the child who tells the story in the end. All parents will relate and no doubt when this story is read, more questions will be raised.
TITLE:   Somewhere in the Reef
AUTHOR: Marcello Pennacchio
ILLUSTRATOR:  Danny snell
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760159894
THEMES:   The Great Barrier Reef and it’s inhabitants, counting
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Somewhere in the Reef
AUTHOR: Marcello Pennacchio
ILLUSTRATOR:  Danny snell
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760159894
THEMES:   The Great Barrier Reef and it’s inhabitants, counting
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Somewhere in the Reef
AUTHOR: Marcello Pennacchio
ILLUSTRATOR:  Danny snell
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760159894
THEMES:   The Great Barrier Reef and it’s inhabitants, counting
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Somewhere in the Reef
AUTHOR: Marcello Pennacchio
ILLUSTRATOR:  Danny snell
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760159894
THEMES:   The Great Barrier Reef and it’s inhabitants, counting
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Somewhere in the Reef
AUTHOR: Marcello Pennacchio
ILLUSTRATOR:  Danny snell
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760159894
THEMES:   The Great Barrier Reef and it’s inhabitants, counting
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Somewhere in the Reef
AUTHOR: Marcello Pennacchio
ILLUSTRATOR:  Danny snell
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760159894
THEMES:   The Great Barrier Reef and it’s inhabitants, counting
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
I couldn’t help but sing this one as it’s a twist on the song – that goes…

Down in the meadow in a
little bitty pool
Swam three little fishies
And a mama fishie too
“Swim,” said the mama fishie,
“Swim if you can.”
And they swam and they swam all
over the dam

A great introduction to the inhabitants of the Great Barrier Reef.

I couldn’t help but sing this one as it’s a twist on the song – that goes…

Down in the meadow in a
little bitty pool
Swam three little fishies
And a mama fishie too
“Swim,” said the mama fishie,
“Swim if you can.”
And they swam and they swam all
over the dam

A great introduction to the inhabitants of the Great Barrier Reef.

I couldn’t help but sing this one as it’s a twist on the song – that goes…

Down in the meadow in a
little bitty pool
Swam three little fishies
And a mama fishie too
“Swim,” said the mama fishie,
“Swim if you can.”
And they swam and they swam all
over the dam

A great introduction to the inhabitants of the Great Barrier Reef.

Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 677 Monday 2nd July 2018
TITLE:   Is it the way you giggle?
AUTHOR:  Nicola Connelly
ILLUSTRATOR:  Annie White
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594102
THEMES:   Differences, being special
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
TITLE:   Is it the way you giggle?
AUTHOR:  Nicola Connelly
ILLUSTRATOR:  Annie White
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594102
THEMES:   Differences, being special
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
TITLE:   Is it the way you giggle?
AUTHOR:  Nicola Connelly
ILLUSTRATOR:  Annie White
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594102
THEMES:   Differences, being special
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
TITLE:   Is it the way you giggle?
AUTHOR:  Nicola Connelly
ILLUSTRATOR:  Annie White
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594102
THEMES:   Differences, being special
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
TITLE:   Is it the way you giggle?
AUTHOR:  Nicola Connelly
ILLUSTRATOR:  Annie White
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594102
THEMES:   Differences, being special
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
TITLE:   Is it the way you giggle?
AUTHOR:  Nicola Connelly
ILLUSTRATOR:  Annie White
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594102
THEMES:   Differences, being special
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
Written as a series of suggestions to the question – What makes you special? Is it the way you giggle or wiggle? Kids will enjoy seeing if they can relate to the many suggestions included in the book and will no doubt come up with some ideas of their own.
Written as a series of suggestions to the question – What makes you special? Is it the way you giggle or wiggle? Kids will enjoy seeing if they can relate to the many suggestions included in the book and will no doubt come up with some ideas of their own.
Written as a series of suggestions to the question – What makes you special? Is it the way you giggle or wiggle? Kids will enjoy seeing if they can relate to the many suggestions included in the book and will no doubt come up with some ideas of their own.
TITLE:   Selma
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR  Jutta Bauer
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776572120
THEMES:   Contentment, happiness, simple things
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10.
TITLE:   Selma
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR  Jutta Bauer
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776572120
THEMES:   Contentment, happiness, simple things
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10.
TITLE:   Selma
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR  Jutta Bauer
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776572120
THEMES:   Contentment, happiness, simple things
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10.
TITLE:   Selma
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR  Jutta Bauer
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776572120
THEMES:   Contentment, happiness, simple things
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10.
TITLE:   Selma
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR  Jutta Bauer
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776572120
THEMES:   Contentment, happiness, simple things
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10.
TITLE:   Selma
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR  Jutta Bauer
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776572120
THEMES:   Contentment, happiness, simple things
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10.
I absolutely loved this book. So simple, yet so clever. What would you do if you had more, time or more money? Well Selma’s answer is surprisingly simple, she’d do exactly what she’d always done because that is what had and what always will make her happy.
I absolutely loved this book. So simple, yet so clever. What would you do if you had more, time or more money? Well Selma’s answer is surprisingly simple, she’d do exactly what she’d always done because that is what had and what always will make her happy.
I absolutely loved this book. So simple, yet so clever. What would you do if you had more, time or more money? Well Selma’s answer is surprisingly simple, she’d do exactly what she’d always done because that is what had and what always will make her happy.
TITLE:   Grandma is Precious
AUTHOR: Laine Mitchell
ILLUSTRATOR:  Alison Edgson
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743812006
THEMES:   Grandmas, animals, activities
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
TITLE:   Grandma is Precious
AUTHOR: Laine Mitchell
ILLUSTRATOR:  Alison Edgson
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743812006
THEMES:   Grandmas, animals, activities
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
TITLE:   Grandma is Precious
AUTHOR: Laine Mitchell
ILLUSTRATOR:  Alison Edgson
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743812006
THEMES:   Grandmas, animals, activities
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
TITLE:   Grandma is Precious
AUTHOR: Laine Mitchell
ILLUSTRATOR:  Alison Edgson
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743812006
THEMES:   Grandmas, animals, activities
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
TITLE:   Grandma is Precious
AUTHOR: Laine Mitchell
ILLUSTRATOR:  Alison Edgson
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743812006
THEMES:   Grandmas, animals, activities
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
TITLE:   Grandma is Precious
AUTHOR: Laine Mitchell
ILLUSTRATOR:  Alison Edgson
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743812006
THEMES:   Grandmas, animals, activities
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10.
Grandma is precious is a collection of animal grandmas who like to do different activities. Written in rhyming couplets children will enjoy the rhyme and the bright illustrations.
Grandma is precious is a collection of animal grandmas who like to do different activities. Written in rhyming couplets children will enjoy the rhyme and the bright illustrations.
Grandma is precious is a collection of animal grandmas who like to do different activities. Written in rhyming couplets children will enjoy the rhyme and the bright illustrations.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 676 Monday 18th June 2018
TITLE:   Marvellous Mummy
AUTHOR:  Katie Poli
ILLUSTRATOR:  Giusepppe Poli
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594188
THEMES:   Mothers, adjectives, diversity
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Marvellous Mummy
AUTHOR:  Katie Poli
ILLUSTRATOR:  Giusepppe Poli
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594188
THEMES:   Mothers, adjectives, diversity
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Marvellous Mummy
AUTHOR:  Katie Poli
ILLUSTRATOR:  Giusepppe Poli
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594188
THEMES:   Mothers, adjectives, diversity
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Marvellous Mummy
AUTHOR:  Katie Poli
ILLUSTRATOR:  Giusepppe Poli
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594188
THEMES:   Mothers, adjectives, diversity
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Marvellous Mummy
AUTHOR:  Katie Poli
ILLUSTRATOR:  Giusepppe Poli
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594188
THEMES:   Mothers, adjectives, diversity
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Marvellous Mummy
AUTHOR:  Katie Poli
ILLUSTRATOR:  Giusepppe Poli
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594188
THEMES:   Mothers, adjectives, diversity
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
A lovely reminder that Mummies can be everything from loving and gentle to cross and grumpy. The book uses lots of adjectives to describe Mummies along with some active verbs…

My mummy is silly and goofy and fun.

Tickle, tickle, squeeze.

Each double page spread describes a different mood and is illustrated in such a way as to compliment that mood.
A lovely reminder that Mummies can be everything from loving and gentle to cross and grumpy. The book uses lots of adjectives to describe Mummies along with some active verbs…

My mummy is silly and goofy and fun.

Tickle, tickle, squeeze.

Each double page spread describes a different mood and is illustrated in such a way as to compliment that mood.
A lovely reminder that Mummies can be everything from loving and gentle to cross and grumpy. The book uses lots of adjectives to describe Mummies along with some active verbs…

My mummy is silly and goofy and fun.

Tickle, tickle, squeeze.

Each double page spread describes a different mood and is illustrated in such a way as to compliment that mood.
TITLE:   The Old Man
AUTHOR:  Sarah V.
ILLUSTRATOR:  Claude K. Dubois
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776571918
THEMES:   Being homeless, kindness, hope
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   The Old Man
AUTHOR:  Sarah V.
ILLUSTRATOR:  Claude K. Dubois
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776571918
THEMES:   Being homeless, kindness, hope
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   The Old Man
AUTHOR:  Sarah V.
ILLUSTRATOR:  Claude K. Dubois
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776571918
THEMES:   Being homeless, kindness, hope
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   The Old Man
AUTHOR:  Sarah V.
ILLUSTRATOR:  Claude K. Dubois
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776571918
THEMES:   Being homeless, kindness, hope
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   The Old Man
AUTHOR:  Sarah V.
ILLUSTRATOR:  Claude K. Dubois
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776571918
THEMES:   Being homeless, kindness, hope
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   The Old Man
AUTHOR:  Sarah V.
ILLUSTRATOR:  Claude K. Dubois
PUBLISHER:  Gecko Press
ISBN:  9781776571918
THEMES:   Being homeless, kindness, hope
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
Prepare to cry and smile at the same time. Not a typical picture book with 72 pages, many wordless. This is the heartbreaking story of an old man who can’t even remember his name until a little girl shares her sandwich. A timely reminder that small acts of kindness go such a long way. Beautifully done.
Prepare to cry and smile at the same time. Not a typical picture book with 72 pages, many wordless. This is the heartbreaking story of an old man who can’t even remember his name until a little girl shares her sandwich. A timely reminder that small acts of kindness go such a long way. Beautifully done.
Prepare to cry and smile at the same time. Not a typical picture book with 72 pages, many wordless. This is the heartbreaking story of an old man who can’t even remember his name until a little girl shares her sandwich. A timely reminder that small acts of kindness go such a long way. Beautifully done.
TITLE:   Maya & Cat
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Caroline Magerl
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books
ISBN:  9781921977282
THEMES:   Being lost and found, cats, friendship and love
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   Maya & Cat
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Caroline Magerl
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books
ISBN:  9781921977282
THEMES:   Being lost and found, cats, friendship and love
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   Maya & Cat
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Caroline Magerl
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books
ISBN:  9781921977282
THEMES:   Being lost and found, cats, friendship and love
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   Maya & Cat
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Caroline Magerl
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books
ISBN:  9781921977282
THEMES:   Being lost and found, cats, friendship and love
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   Maya & Cat
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Caroline Magerl
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books
ISBN:  9781921977282
THEMES:   Being lost and found, cats, friendship and love
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   Maya & Cat
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Caroline Magerl
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books
ISBN:  9781921977282
THEMES:   Being lost and found, cats, friendship and love
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
This is the story of a little girl who helps a lost cat find her way home. This is exquisitely done – Mageral’s poetic text and stunning illustrations are absolutely delightful to read and gaze upon. And wait for the surprise at the end. Just lovely.
This is the story of a little girl who helps a lost cat find her way home. This is exquisitely done – Mageral’s poetic text and stunning illustrations are absolutely delightful to read and gaze upon. And wait for the surprise at the end. Just lovely.
This is the story of a little girl who helps a lost cat find her way home. This is exquisitely done – Mageral’s poetic text and stunning illustrations are absolutely delightful to read and gaze upon. And wait for the surprise at the end. Just lovely.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 672 Tuesday 14th May 2018
TITLE:   Ocean Lullaby
AUTHOR:  Sally Odgers
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lisa Stewart
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769110
THEMES:   Lullaby, ocean creatures, bedtime
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Ocean Lullaby
AUTHOR:  Sally Odgers
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lisa Stewart
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769110
THEMES:   Lullaby, ocean creatures, bedtime
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Ocean Lullaby
AUTHOR:  Sally Odgers
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lisa Stewart
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769110
THEMES:   Lullaby, ocean creatures, bedtime
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Ocean Lullaby
AUTHOR:  Sally Odgers
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lisa Stewart
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769110
THEMES:   Lullaby, ocean creatures, bedtime
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Ocean Lullaby
AUTHOR:  Sally Odgers
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lisa Stewart
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769110
THEMES:   Lullaby, ocean creatures, bedtime
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
TITLE:   Ocean Lullaby
AUTHOR:  Sally Odgers
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lisa Stewart
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769110
THEMES:   Lullaby, ocean creatures, bedtime
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10.
Jackie’s thoughts: Joining Bushland Lullaby, Rainforest Lullaby and Outback Lullaby, Ocean Lullaby is a gentle poem about how the ocean’s babies go to sleep. Lisa’s illustrations are soft and dreamlike, perfect to lulling tiny ones to sleep.
Jackie’s thoughts: Joining Bushland Lullaby, Rainforest Lullaby and Outback Lullaby, Ocean Lullaby is a gentle poem about how the ocean’s babies go to sleep. Lisa’s illustrations are soft and dreamlike, perfect to lulling tiny ones to sleep.
Jackie’s thoughts: Joining Bushland Lullaby, Rainforest Lullaby and Outback Lullaby, Ocean Lullaby is a gentle poem about how the ocean’s babies go to sleep. Lisa’s illustrations are soft and dreamlike, perfect to lulling tiny ones to sleep.
TITLE:   Dogasaurus
AUTHOR:  Lucinda Gifford
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lucinda Gifford
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743810712
THEMES:   Dinosaurs, mysterious things, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Dogasaurus
AUTHOR:  Lucinda Gifford
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lucinda Gifford
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743810712
THEMES:   Dinosaurs, mysterious things, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Dogasaurus
AUTHOR:  Lucinda Gifford
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lucinda Gifford
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743810712
THEMES:   Dinosaurs, mysterious things, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Dogasaurus
AUTHOR:  Lucinda Gifford
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lucinda Gifford
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743810712
THEMES:   Dinosaurs, mysterious things, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Dogasaurus
AUTHOR:  Lucinda Gifford
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lucinda Gifford
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743810712
THEMES:   Dinosaurs, mysterious things, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
TITLE:   Dogasaurus
AUTHOR:  Lucinda Gifford
ILLUSTRATOR:  Lucinda Gifford
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743810712
THEMES:   Dinosaurs, mysterious things, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10.
Jackie’s thoughts: Loved this. Being the author and the illustrator Lucinda has created a wonderfully humorous picture book where the pictures often are more telling than the words. Kids will love the disparity.
Jackie’s thoughts: Loved this. Being the author and the illustrator Lucinda has created a wonderfully humorous picture book where the pictures often are more telling than the words. Kids will love the disparity.
Jackie’s thoughts: Loved this. Being the author and the illustrator Lucinda has created a wonderfully humorous picture book where the pictures often are more telling than the words. Kids will love the disparity.
TITLE:   the incredible freedom machines
AUTHOR:  Kirli Saunders
ILLUSTRATOR:  Matt Ottley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760275228
THEMES:  Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   the incredible freedom machines
AUTHOR:  Kirli Saunders
ILLUSTRATOR:  Matt Ottley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760275228
THEMES:  Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   the incredible freedom machines
AUTHOR:  Kirli Saunders
ILLUSTRATOR:  Matt Ottley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760275228
THEMES:  Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   the incredible freedom machines
AUTHOR:  Kirli Saunders
ILLUSTRATOR:  Matt Ottley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760275228
THEMES:  Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   the incredible freedom machines
AUTHOR:  Kirli Saunders
ILLUSTRATOR:  Matt Ottley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760275228
THEMES:  Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
TITLE:   the incredible freedom machines
AUTHOR:  Kirli Saunders
ILLUSTRATOR:  Matt Ottley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760275228
THEMES:  Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a delicious book. Rich and curious. Loved this line…

As she grew in a world sewn together by boundaries, she saw the need [for a freedom machine] and hunted for one.

This is an important book. While it recognises the imperfections of our world it encourages exploration through imagination which gives the reader hope.

Jackie’s thoughts: This is a delicious book. Rich and curious. Loved this line…

As she grew in a world sewn together by boundaries, she saw the need [for a freedom machine] and hunted for one.

This is an important book. While it recognises the imperfections of our world it encourages exploration through imagination which gives the reader hope.

Jackie’s thoughts: This is a delicious book. Rich and curious. Loved this line…

As she grew in a world sewn together by boundaries, she saw the need [for a freedom machine] and hunted for one.

This is an important book. While it recognises the imperfections of our world it encourages exploration through imagination which gives the reader hope.

Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 670 Monday 30th April 2018
TITLE:   Hide and Seek with Mum
AUTHOR:  Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Laura Wood
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743819746
THEMES:   Hide and seek, mums
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Hide and Seek with Mum
AUTHOR:  Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Laura Wood
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743819746
THEMES:   Hide and seek, mums
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Hide and Seek with Mum
AUTHOR:  Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Laura Wood
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743819746
THEMES:   Hide and seek, mums
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Hide and Seek with Mum
AUTHOR:  Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Laura Wood
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743819746
THEMES:   Hide and seek, mums
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Hide and Seek with Mum
AUTHOR:  Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Laura Wood
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743819746
THEMES:   Hide and seek, mums
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Hide and Seek with Mum
AUTHOR:  Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR:  Laura Wood
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743819746
THEMES:   Hide and seek, mums
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: A fun ‘find the mum’ book where kids will be amused that all of mum’s hiding spots while obvious to the reader are not so obvious to the little penguin doing the looking.
Jackie’s thoughts: A fun ‘find the mum’ book where kids will be amused that all of mum’s hiding spots while obvious to the reader are not so obvious to the little penguin doing the looking.
Jackie’s thoughts: A fun ‘find the mum’ book where kids will be amused that all of mum’s hiding spots while obvious to the reader are not so obvious to the little penguin doing the looking.
TITLE:   Sorry Day
AUTHOR:  Coral Vass
ILLUSTRATOR:  Dub Leffler
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279033
THEMES:   Stolen generations, Saying sorry, National Sorry Day
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Sorry Day
AUTHOR:  Coral Vass
ILLUSTRATOR:  Dub Leffler
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279033
THEMES:   Stolen generations, Saying sorry, National Sorry Day
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Sorry Day
AUTHOR:  Coral Vass
ILLUSTRATOR:  Dub Leffler
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279033
THEMES:   Stolen generations, Saying sorry, National Sorry Day
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Sorry Day
AUTHOR:  Coral Vass
ILLUSTRATOR:  Dub Leffler
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279033
THEMES:   Stolen generations, Saying sorry, National Sorry Day
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Sorry Day
AUTHOR:  Coral Vass
ILLUSTRATOR:  Dub Leffler
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279033
THEMES:   Stolen generations, Saying sorry, National Sorry Day
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Sorry Day
AUTHOR:  Coral Vass
ILLUSTRATOR:  Dub Leffler
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279033
THEMES:   Stolen generations, Saying sorry, National Sorry Day
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: It truly is incomprehensible how devastating this must have been for so many indigenous families. And while no doubt the ‘rescuers’ acted in ignorance it doesn’t for one moment excuse them. This is a powerful story told lovingly. It’s a hopeful story that teaches hope and forgiveness while ensuring that this dark part of our history is acknowledged and not swept under the carpet.
Jackie’s thoughts: It truly is incomprehensible how devastating this must have been for so many indigenous families. And while no doubt the ‘rescuers’ acted in ignorance it doesn’t for one moment excuse them. This is a powerful story told lovingly. It’s a hopeful story that teaches hope and forgiveness while ensuring that this dark part of our history is acknowledged and not swept under the carpet.
Jackie’s thoughts: It truly is incomprehensible how devastating this must have been for so many indigenous families. And while no doubt the ‘rescuers’ acted in ignorance it doesn’t for one moment excuse them. This is a powerful story told lovingly. It’s a hopeful story that teaches hope and forgiveness while ensuring that this dark part of our history is acknowledged and not swept under the carpet.
TITLE:   Cloud Conductor
AUTHOR:  Kellie Byrnes
ILLUSTRATOR:  Ann-Marie Finn
PUBLISHER:  Wombat Books
ISBN:  9781925563344
THEMES:   Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Cloud Conductor
AUTHOR:  Kellie Byrnes
ILLUSTRATOR:  Ann-Marie Finn
PUBLISHER:  Wombat Books
ISBN:  9781925563344
THEMES:   Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Cloud Conductor
AUTHOR:  Kellie Byrnes
ILLUSTRATOR:  Ann-Marie Finn
PUBLISHER:  Wombat Books
ISBN:  9781925563344
THEMES:   Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Cloud Conductor
AUTHOR:  Kellie Byrnes
ILLUSTRATOR:  Ann-Marie Finn
PUBLISHER:  Wombat Books
ISBN:  9781925563344
THEMES:   Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Cloud Conductor
AUTHOR:  Kellie Byrnes
ILLUSTRATOR:  Ann-Marie Finn
PUBLISHER:  Wombat Books
ISBN:  9781925563344
THEMES:   Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Cloud Conductor
AUTHOR:  Kellie Byrnes
ILLUSTRATOR:  Ann-Marie Finn
PUBLISHER:  Wombat Books
ISBN:  9781925563344
THEMES:   Imagination, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a story about the power of imagination and how it helps take Frankie out of her hospital bed and into the clouds where she can escape – even on the darkest of days. 
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a story about the power of imagination and how it helps take Frankie out of her hospital bed and into the clouds where she can escape – even on the darkest of days. 
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a story about the power of imagination and how it helps take Frankie out of her hospital bed and into the clouds where she can escape – even on the darkest of days. 
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 668 Monday 16th April 2018
TITLE:   Drought
AUTHOR:  Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR:  Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743817599
THEMES:   Australia, drought, community help
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Drought
AUTHOR:  Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR:  Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743817599
THEMES:   Australia, drought, community help
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Drought
AUTHOR:  Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR:  Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743817599
THEMES:   Australia, drought, community help
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Drought
AUTHOR:  Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR:  Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743817599
THEMES:   Australia, drought, community help
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Drought
AUTHOR:  Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR:  Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743817599
THEMES:   Australia, drought, community help
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Drought
AUTHOR:  Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR:  Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743817599
THEMES:   Australia, drought, community help
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: Unless you are a farmer trying to survive, I think it’s difficult for us to really understand the enormous devastation that drought can bring. ‘Drought’ shows this to us unapologetically. Whatley’s colours are haunting as are French’s words. Australia truly can be a very harsh country while also being a very caring one.
Jackie’s thoughts: Unless you are a farmer trying to survive, I think it’s difficult for us to really understand the enormous devastation that drought can bring. ‘Drought’ shows this to us unapologetically. Whatley’s colours are haunting as are French’s words. Australia truly can be a very harsh country while also being a very caring one.
Jackie’s thoughts: Unless you are a farmer trying to survive, I think it’s difficult for us to really understand the enormous devastation that drought can bring. ‘Drought’ shows this to us unapologetically. Whatley’s colours are haunting as are French’s words. Australia truly can be a very harsh country while also being a very caring one.
TITLE:   Message in a Sock
AUTHOR:  Kaye Baillie
ILLUSTRATOR:   Narelda Joy
PUBLISHER:  MidnightSun Publishing Pty
ISBN:  9781925227383
THEMES:   War, family, caring, knitting, female heroes, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Message in a Sock
AUTHOR:  Kaye Baillie
ILLUSTRATOR:   Narelda Joy
PUBLISHER:  MidnightSun Publishing Pty
ISBN:  9781925227383
THEMES:   War, family, caring, knitting, female heroes, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Message in a Sock
AUTHOR:  Kaye Baillie
ILLUSTRATOR:   Narelda Joy
PUBLISHER:  MidnightSun Publishing Pty
ISBN:  9781925227383
THEMES:   War, family, caring, knitting, female heroes, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Message in a Sock
AUTHOR:  Kaye Baillie
ILLUSTRATOR:   Narelda Joy
PUBLISHER:  MidnightSun Publishing Pty
ISBN:  9781925227383
THEMES:   War, family, caring, knitting, female heroes, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Message in a Sock
AUTHOR:  Kaye Baillie
ILLUSTRATOR:   Narelda Joy
PUBLISHER:  MidnightSun Publishing Pty
ISBN:  9781925227383
THEMES:   War, family, caring, knitting, female heroes, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Message in a Sock
AUTHOR:  Kaye Baillie
ILLUSTRATOR:   Narelda Joy
PUBLISHER:  MidnightSun Publishing Pty
ISBN:  9781925227383
THEMES:   War, family, caring, knitting, female heroes, hope
AGE GROUP:   7+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a very powerful story. It begins…

KNITTERS GET BUSY!
WAR CHEST WANTS SOCKS
Appeal for 150,000
Coincidently, when this book arrived for me to review I was busy knitting beanies for premature babies so it really struck a cord with me. This story is filled with love and hope as a little girl pops messages into socks that her mother has knitted in the hope that one of them reaches her father. The story is based on a true exchange between Lance Corporal A McDougall and the young girl trying to find her father. Joy’s amazing collage illustrations round out the story beautifully.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a very powerful story. It begins…

KNITTERS GET BUSY!
WAR CHEST WANTS SOCKS
Appeal for 150,000
Coincidently, when this book arrived for me to review I was busy knitting beanies for premature babies so it really struck a cord with me. This story is filled with love and hope as a little girl pops messages into socks that her mother has knitted in the hope that one of them reaches her father. The story is based on a true exchange between Lance Corporal A McDougall and the young girl trying to find her father. Joy’s amazing collage illustrations round out the story beautifully.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a very powerful story. It begins…

KNITTERS GET BUSY!
WAR CHEST WANTS SOCKS
Appeal for 150,000
Coincidently, when this book arrived for me to review I was busy knitting beanies for premature babies so it really struck a cord with me. This story is filled with love and hope as a little girl pops messages into socks that her mother has knitted in the hope that one of them reaches her father. The story is based on a true exchange between Lance Corporal A McDougall and the young girl trying to find her father. Joy’s amazing collage illustrations round out the story beautifully.
TITLE:   Kookaburras love to laugh
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Laura + Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769660
THEMES:   Kookaburras, being different
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Kookaburras love to laugh
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Laura + Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769660
THEMES:   Kookaburras, being different
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Kookaburras love to laugh
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Laura + Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769660
THEMES:   Kookaburras, being different
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Kookaburras love to laugh
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Laura + Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769660
THEMES:   Kookaburras, being different
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Kookaburras love to laugh
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Laura + Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769660
THEMES:   Kookaburras, being different
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Kookaburras love to laugh
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Laura + Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769660
THEMES:   Kookaburras, being different
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts: It’s always fun to have an animal or bird doing the unexpected. This kookaburra doesn’t love to laugh, in fact he’s sure that he’d be better suited to another flock of birds until he discovers that there’s no place like home. And at the end of the day, no one’s perfect.
Jackie’s thoughts: It’s always fun to have an animal or bird doing the unexpected. This kookaburra doesn’t love to laugh, in fact he’s sure that he’d be better suited to another flock of birds until he discovers that there’s no place like home. And at the end of the day, no one’s perfect.
Jackie’s thoughts: It’s always fun to have an animal or bird doing the unexpected. This kookaburra doesn’t love to laugh, in fact he’s sure that he’d be better suited to another flock of birds until he discovers that there’s no place like home. And at the end of the day, no one’s perfect.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 667 Monday 9th April 2018
TITLE:   My Australia
AUTHOR:  Julie Murphy
ILLUSTRATOR:  Garry Fleming
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279163
THEMES:   Australia
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   My Australia
AUTHOR:  Julie Murphy
ILLUSTRATOR:  Garry Fleming
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279163
THEMES:   Australia
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   My Australia
AUTHOR:  Julie Murphy
ILLUSTRATOR:  Garry Fleming
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279163
THEMES:   Australia
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   My Australia
AUTHOR:  Julie Murphy
ILLUSTRATOR:  Garry Fleming
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279163
THEMES:   Australia
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   My Australia
AUTHOR:  Julie Murphy
ILLUSTRATOR:  Garry Fleming
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279163
THEMES:   Australia
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   My Australia
AUTHOR:  Julie Murphy
ILLUSTRATOR:  Garry Fleming
PUBLISHER:  National Library of Australia
ISBN:  9780642279163
THEMES:   Australia
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a beautifully illustrated poem that describes Australia in all her glory. Each page depicts varied landscapes on bright glossy pages with the last 6 pages being filled with facts and details about this magnificent land. A great addition to the classroom.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a beautifully illustrated poem that describes Australia in all her glory. Each page depicts varied landscapes on bright glossy pages with the last 6 pages being filled with facts and details about this magnificent land. A great addition to the classroom.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a beautifully illustrated poem that describes Australia in all her glory. Each page depicts varied landscapes on bright glossy pages with the last 6 pages being filled with facts and details about this magnificent land. A great addition to the classroom.
TITLE:   My sister
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Joanna Young
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594041
THEMES:   Sisters, love, caring, togetherness
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   My sister
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Joanna Young
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594041
THEMES:   Sisters, love, caring, togetherness
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   My sister
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Joanna Young
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594041
THEMES:   Sisters, love, caring, togetherness
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   My sister
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Joanna Young
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594041
THEMES:   Sisters, love, caring, togetherness
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   My sister
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Joanna Young
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594041
THEMES:   Sisters, love, caring, togetherness
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   My sister
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Joanna Young
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594041
THEMES:   Sisters, love, caring, togetherness
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts: Written as a series of questions, this sweet account of two sisters’ love for one another is illustrated in soft pastels with lots of white space and minimal text.
Jackie’s thoughts: Written as a series of questions, this sweet account of two sisters’ love for one another is illustrated in soft pastels with lots of white space and minimal text.
Jackie’s thoughts: Written as a series of questions, this sweet account of two sisters’ love for one another is illustrated in soft pastels with lots of white space and minimal text.
TITLE:   Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760276942
THEMES:   Human and animal body parts
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   Song
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760276942
THEMES:   Human and animal body parts
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   Song
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760276942
THEMES:   Human and animal body parts
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   Song
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760276942
THEMES:   Human and animal body parts
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   Song
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760276942
THEMES:   Human and animal body parts
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   Song
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781760276942
THEMES:   Human and animal body parts
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   Song
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts: A twist on an old favourite (play school comes to mind) to be sung and danced to with the added fun of claws, paws, tails and the like.
Jackie’s thoughts: A twist on an old favourite (play school comes to mind) to be sung and danced to with the added fun of claws, paws, tails and the like.
Jackie’s thoughts: A twist on an old favourite (play school comes to mind) to be sung and danced to with the added fun of claws, paws, tails and the like.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 666 Tuesday 3rd April 2018
TITLE:   Missing Marvin
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Sue deGennaro
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769509
THEMES:   Bullying, courage, friends, forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Missing Marvin
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Sue deGennaro
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769509
THEMES:   Bullying, courage, friends, forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Missing Marvin
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Sue deGennaro
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769509
THEMES:   Bullying, courage, friends, forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Missing Marvin
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Sue deGennaro
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769509
THEMES:   Bullying, courage, friends, forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Missing Marvin
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Sue deGennaro
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769509
THEMES:   Bullying, courage, friends, forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Missing Marvin
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:  Sue deGennaro
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742769509
THEMES:   Bullying, courage, friends, forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
Jackie’s thoughts: An adorable book about an adorable character, Marvin the baggage handler. Playing jokes can be fun but only when everyone is laughing. Poor Marvin is the butt of every joke and one day he just has enough. Children will certainly be able to relate to this real life problem and will hopefully be able to put themselves into the situation whether they be the victim or the instigator.
Jackie’s thoughts: An adorable book about an adorable character, Marvin the baggage handler. Playing jokes can be fun but only when everyone is laughing. Poor Marvin is the butt of every joke and one day he just has enough. Children will certainly be able to relate to this real life problem and will hopefully be able to put themselves into the situation whether they be the victim or the instigator.
Jackie’s thoughts: An adorable book about an adorable character, Marvin the baggage handler. Playing jokes can be fun but only when everyone is laughing. Poor Marvin is the butt of every joke and one day he just has enough. Children will certainly be able to relate to this real life problem and will hopefully be able to put themselves into the situation whether they be the victim or the instigator.
TITLE:   My Mum is a Magician
AUTHOR:   Damon Young
ILLUSTRATOR:   Peter Carnavas
PUBLISHER:  University of Queensland Press
ISBN:  9780702259944
THEMES:   Family, fun, mums, magic
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   My Mum is a Magician
AUTHOR:   Damon Young
ILLUSTRATOR:   Peter Carnavas
PUBLISHER:  University of Queensland Press
ISBN:  9780702259944
THEMES:   Family, fun, mums, magic
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   My Mum is a Magician
AUTHOR:   Damon Young
ILLUSTRATOR:   Peter Carnavas
PUBLISHER:  University of Queensland Press
ISBN:  9780702259944
THEMES:   Family, fun, mums, magic
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   My Mum is a Magician
AUTHOR:   Damon Young
ILLUSTRATOR:   Peter Carnavas
PUBLISHER:  University of Queensland Press
ISBN:  9780702259944
THEMES:   Family, fun, mums, magic
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   My Mum is a Magician
AUTHOR:   Damon Young
ILLUSTRATOR:   Peter Carnavas
PUBLISHER:  University of Queensland Press
ISBN:  9780702259944
THEMES:   Family, fun, mums, magic
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   My Mum is a Magician
AUTHOR:   Damon Young
ILLUSTRATOR:   Peter Carnavas
PUBLISHER:  University of Queensland Press
ISBN:  9780702259944
THEMES:   Family, fun, mums, magic
AGE GROUP:   4 – 8 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: A fun comparison of what mums get up to, lots of alliteration and unusual scenarios but nothing compares to a mum who is a magician!
Jackie’s thoughts: A fun comparison of what mums get up to, lots of alliteration and unusual scenarios but nothing compares to a mum who is a magician!
Jackie’s thoughts: A fun comparison of what mums get up to, lots of alliteration and unusual scenarios but nothing compares to a mum who is a magician!
TITLE:   Pugs don’t wear pyjamas
AUTHOR:   Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cecilia Johansson
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier Publishing
ISBN:  9781925594034
THEMES:   Pugs, pets, jealousy, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Pugs don’t wear pyjamas
AUTHOR:   Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cecilia Johansson
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier Publishing
ISBN:  9781925594034
THEMES:   Pugs, pets, jealousy, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Pugs don’t wear pyjamas
AUTHOR:   Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cecilia Johansson
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier Publishing
ISBN:  9781925594034
THEMES:   Pugs, pets, jealousy, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Pugs don’t wear pyjamas
AUTHOR:   Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cecilia Johansson
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier Publishing
ISBN:  9781925594034
THEMES:   Pugs, pets, jealousy, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Pugs don’t wear pyjamas
AUTHOR:   Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cecilia Johansson
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier Publishing
ISBN:  9781925594034
THEMES:   Pugs, pets, jealousy, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Pugs don’t wear pyjamas
AUTHOR:   Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cecilia Johansson
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier Publishing
ISBN:  9781925594034
THEMES:   Pugs, pets, jealousy, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   3 – 6 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts: When Aunt Roz gets a new (extraordinary) pug, Tom is a bit miffed but it’s not until he accidentally lets Ellie out of the gate that he realises just how special she is. Children might liken this scenario is getting a younger sibling or accepting any change really.
Jackie’s thoughts: When Aunt Roz gets a new (extraordinary) pug, Tom is a bit miffed but it’s not until he accidentally lets Ellie out of the gate that he realises just how special she is. Children might liken this scenario is getting a younger sibling or accepting any change really.
Jackie’s thoughts: When Aunt Roz gets a new (extraordinary) pug, Tom is a bit miffed but it’s not until he accidentally lets Ellie out of the gate that he realises just how special she is. Children might liken this scenario is getting a younger sibling or accepting any change really.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 664 Monday 12th March 2018
TITLE:   Is it warm enough for ice cream?
AUTHOR:   Violet Peto
ILLUSTRATOR:   Victoria Palastanga
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241313053 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Seasons; Nature; Ice cream
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Is it warm enough for ice cream?
AUTHOR:   Violet Peto
ILLUSTRATOR:   Victoria Palastanga
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241313053 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Seasons; Nature; Ice cream
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Is it warm enough for ice cream?
AUTHOR:   Violet Peto
ILLUSTRATOR:   Victoria Palastanga
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241313053 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Seasons; Nature; Ice cream
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Is it warm enough for ice cream?
AUTHOR:   Violet Peto
ILLUSTRATOR:   Victoria Palastanga
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241313053 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Seasons; Nature; Ice cream
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Is it warm enough for ice cream?
AUTHOR:   Violet Peto
ILLUSTRATOR:   Victoria Palastanga
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241313053 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Seasons; Nature; Ice cream
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Is it warm enough for ice cream?
AUTHOR:   Violet Peto
ILLUSTRATOR:   Victoria Palastanga
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241313053 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Seasons; Nature; Ice cream
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts: Beginning with Autumn, the question is asked, Is it warm enough for ice cream? Children may disagree with the answer but other fun things are suggested like flying a kite or sailing a boat. Each time the season changes the question is asked again until hooray, Summer arrives and then yes, it is warm enough to eat ice cream. A fun way for little ones to discover how the seasons change.
Jackie’s thoughts: Beginning with Autumn, the question is asked, Is it warm enough for ice cream? Children may disagree with the answer but other fun things are suggested like flying a kite or sailing a boat. Each time the season changes the question is asked again until hooray, Summer arrives and then yes, it is warm enough to eat ice cream. A fun way for little ones to discover how the seasons change.
Jackie’s thoughts: Beginning with Autumn, the question is asked, Is it warm enough for ice cream? Children may disagree with the answer but other fun things are suggested like flying a kite or sailing a boat. Each time the season changes the question is asked again until hooray, Summer arrives and then yes, it is warm enough to eat ice cream. A fun way for little ones to discover how the seasons change.
TITLE:   Colours with Ladybird
AUTHOR:   Dawn Sirett
ILLUSTRATOR:   Rachael Parfitt Hunt
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241317143 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Colours; animals;
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Colours with Ladybird
AUTHOR:   Dawn Sirett
ILLUSTRATOR:   Rachael Parfitt Hunt
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241317143 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Colours; animals;
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Colours with Ladybird
AUTHOR:   Dawn Sirett
ILLUSTRATOR:   Rachael Parfitt Hunt
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241317143 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Colours; animals;
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Colours with Ladybird
AUTHOR:   Dawn Sirett
ILLUSTRATOR:   Rachael Parfitt Hunt
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241317143 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Colours; animals;
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Colours with Ladybird
AUTHOR:   Dawn Sirett
ILLUSTRATOR:   Rachael Parfitt Hunt
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241317143 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Colours; animals;
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Colours with Ladybird
AUTHOR:   Dawn Sirett
ILLUSTRATOR:   Rachael Parfitt Hunt
PUBLISHER:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
ISBN:  9780241317143 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Colours; animals;
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a very tactile book, perfect for exploring hands. Little fingers can follow the cut out paths to find gifts of glittery boots for the caterpillar, each a different colour. Bright and beautifully done, each page invites you to caress it.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a very tactile book, perfect for exploring hands. Little fingers can follow the cut out paths to find gifts of glittery boots for the caterpillar, each a different colour. Bright and beautifully done, each page invites you to caress it.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a very tactile book, perfect for exploring hands. Little fingers can follow the cut out paths to find gifts of glittery boots for the caterpillar, each a different colour. Bright and beautifully done, each page invites you to caress it.
TITLE:   What the fluffy bunny said to the growly bear
AUTHOR:   P. Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR:   Chris Saunders
PUBLISHER:  Koala Books (Scholastic)
ISBN:  9781742761084
THEMES:   Funny; misunderstandings; whispers;
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   What the fluffy bunny said to the growly bear
AUTHOR:   P. Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR:   Chris Saunders
PUBLISHER:  Koala Books (Scholastic)
ISBN:  9781742761084
THEMES:   Funny; misunderstandings; whispers;
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   What the fluffy bunny said to the growly bear
AUTHOR:   P. Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR:   Chris Saunders
PUBLISHER:  Koala Books (Scholastic)
ISBN:  9781742761084
THEMES:   Funny; misunderstandings; whispers;
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   What the fluffy bunny said to the growly bear
AUTHOR:   P. Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR:   Chris Saunders
PUBLISHER:  Koala Books (Scholastic)
ISBN:  9781742761084
THEMES:   Funny; misunderstandings; whispers;
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   What the fluffy bunny said to the growly bear
AUTHOR:   P. Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR:   Chris Saunders
PUBLISHER:  Koala Books (Scholastic)
ISBN:  9781742761084
THEMES:   Funny; misunderstandings; whispers;
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   What the fluffy bunny said to the growly bear
AUTHOR:   P. Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR:   Chris Saunders
PUBLISHER:  Koala Books (Scholastic)
ISBN:  9781742761084
THEMES:   Funny; misunderstandings; whispers;
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: Remember that game where you whispered a secret to the person next to you and they passed it on until the secret morphed into something completely different? Well that’s what this book is all about. What begins as a simple enough message ends up as something quite ridiculous with hilarious results.
Jackie’s thoughts: Remember that game where you whispered a secret to the person next to you and they passed it on until the secret morphed into something completely different? Well that’s what this book is all about. What begins as a simple enough message ends up as something quite ridiculous with hilarious results.
Jackie’s thoughts: Remember that game where you whispered a secret to the person next to you and they passed it on until the secret morphed into something completely different? Well that’s what this book is all about. What begins as a simple enough message ends up as something quite ridiculous with hilarious results.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 660 Monday 12th February 2018
TITLE:   Skip to the Loo! A Potty Book
AUTHOR:   Sally Lloyd-Jones
ILLUSTRATOR:   Anita Jeram
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406377347 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Toilet training
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Skip to the Loo! A Potty Book
AUTHOR:   Sally Lloyd-Jones
ILLUSTRATOR:   Anita Jeram
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406377347 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Toilet training
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Skip to the Loo! A Potty Book
AUTHOR:   Sally Lloyd-Jones
ILLUSTRATOR:   Anita Jeram
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406377347 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Toilet training
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Skip to the Loo! A Potty Book
AUTHOR:   Sally Lloyd-Jones
ILLUSTRATOR:   Anita Jeram
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406377347 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Toilet training
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Skip to the Loo! A Potty Book
AUTHOR:   Sally Lloyd-Jones
ILLUSTRATOR:   Anita Jeram
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406377347 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Toilet training
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Skip to the Loo! A Potty Book
AUTHOR:   Sally Lloyd-Jones
ILLUSTRATOR:   Anita Jeram
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:  9781406377347 (Board Book)
THEMES:   Toilet training
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: While you would categorise this as a rhyming book, the fact that everything rhymes with “loo” means that many of the rhymes sounds forced and the meter isn’t really consistent either. The message is fun and the mirror at the end is a great idea so I’m sure little tots on their pots will love it.
Jackie’s thoughts: While you would categorise this as a rhyming book, the fact that everything rhymes with “loo” means that many of the rhymes sounds forced and the meter isn’t really consistent either. The message is fun and the mirror at the end is a great idea so I’m sure little tots on their pots will love it.
Jackie’s thoughts: While you would categorise this as a rhyming book, the fact that everything rhymes with “loo” means that many of the rhymes sounds forced and the meter isn’t really consistent either. The message is fun and the mirror at the end is a great idea so I’m sure little tots on their pots will love it.
TITLE:   Ash Dresses her Friends
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Fu Wenzheng
PUBLISHER: New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594027
THEMES:   Friendship, loneliness, sharing, animals
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Ash Dresses her Friends
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Fu Wenzheng
PUBLISHER: New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594027
THEMES:   Friendship, loneliness, sharing, animals
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Ash Dresses her Friends
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Fu Wenzheng
PUBLISHER: New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594027
THEMES:   Friendship, loneliness, sharing, animals
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Ash Dresses her Friends
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Fu Wenzheng
PUBLISHER: New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594027
THEMES:   Friendship, loneliness, sharing, animals
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Ash Dresses her Friends
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Fu Wenzheng
PUBLISHER: New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594027
THEMES:   Friendship, loneliness, sharing, animals
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Ash Dresses her Friends
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Fu Wenzheng
PUBLISHER: New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594027
THEMES:   Friendship, loneliness, sharing, animals
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: I’ve always been drawn to picture books that use limited colour and this one is done beautifully. Ash uses her seamstress skills to make beautiful garments and other accessories to cheer up her friends which in turn creates an atmosphere of love and togetherness. The message being that helping others will bring its own rewards.
Jackie’s thoughts: I’ve always been drawn to picture books that use limited colour and this one is done beautifully. Ash uses her seamstress skills to make beautiful garments and other accessories to cheer up her friends which in turn creates an atmosphere of love and togetherness. The message being that helping others will bring its own rewards.
Jackie’s thoughts: I’ve always been drawn to picture books that use limited colour and this one is done beautifully. Ash uses her seamstress skills to make beautiful garments and other accessories to cheer up her friends which in turn creates an atmosphere of love and togetherness. The message being that helping others will bring its own rewards.
TITLE:   Time for School Daddy
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Dave Hackett
PUBLISHER: UQP
ISBN:  9780702260049
THEMES:   School morning dramas, daddies, daughters, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Time for School Daddy
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Dave Hackett
PUBLISHER: UQP
ISBN:  9780702260049
THEMES:   School morning dramas, daddies, daughters, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Time for School Daddy
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Dave Hackett
PUBLISHER: UQP
ISBN:  9780702260049
THEMES:   School morning dramas, daddies, daughters, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Time for School Daddy
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Dave Hackett
PUBLISHER: UQP
ISBN:  9780702260049
THEMES:   School morning dramas, daddies, daughters, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Time for School Daddy
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Dave Hackett
PUBLISHER: UQP
ISBN:  9780702260049
THEMES:   School morning dramas, daddies, daughters, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Time for School Daddy
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Dave Hackett
PUBLISHER: UQP
ISBN:  9780702260049
THEMES:   School morning dramas, daddies, daughters, funny
AGE GROUP:   4+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: Kids love when the shoe is on the other foot. Child behaves as parent and parent as child. Time for School Daddy takes us through the morning of a little girl getting her Daddy ready for school with Daddy first wanting to sleep in, then having a temperature, then a rumbly tummy. The illustrations are great fun with Daddy looking much like an overgrown (hairy) baby. I thought that perhaps Daddy was a teacher but I’m not sure if that was the case as in the end he hopped on the school bus and the child was left at home.
Jackie’s thoughts: Kids love when the shoe is on the other foot. Child behaves as parent and parent as child. Time for School Daddy takes us through the morning of a little girl getting her Daddy ready for school with Daddy first wanting to sleep in, then having a temperature, then a rumbly tummy. The illustrations are great fun with Daddy looking much like an overgrown (hairy) baby. I thought that perhaps Daddy was a teacher but I’m not sure if that was the case as in the end he hopped on the school bus and the child was left at home.
Jackie’s thoughts: Kids love when the shoe is on the other foot. Child behaves as parent and parent as child. Time for School Daddy takes us through the morning of a little girl getting her Daddy ready for school with Daddy first wanting to sleep in, then having a temperature, then a rumbly tummy. The illustrations are great fun with Daddy looking much like an overgrown (hairy) baby. I thought that perhaps Daddy was a teacher but I’m not sure if that was the case as in the end he hopped on the school bus and the child was left at home.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 659 Monday 5th February 2018
TITLE:   Yoga Babies
AUTHOR:   Fearne Cotton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Sheena Dempsey
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Yoga; relaxing; babies; family
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Yoga Babies
AUTHOR:   Fearne Cotton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Sheena Dempsey
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Yoga; relaxing; babies; family
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Yoga Babies
AUTHOR:   Fearne Cotton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Sheena Dempsey
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Yoga; relaxing; babies; family
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Yoga Babies
AUTHOR:   Fearne Cotton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Sheena Dempsey
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Yoga; relaxing; babies; family
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Yoga Babies
AUTHOR:   Fearne Cotton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Sheena Dempsey
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Yoga; relaxing; babies; family
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Yoga Babies
AUTHOR:   Fearne Cotton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Sheena Dempsey
PUBLISHER:  New Frontier
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Yoga; relaxing; babies; family
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a super sweet book with very cute babies doing real yoga poses to help them relax. I can imagine both parent and child giving these poses a go as they read the book. The illustrations are soft yet vibrant highlighting the messiness of life, showing too that yoga can be done just about anywhere.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a super sweet book with very cute babies doing real yoga poses to help them relax. I can imagine both parent and child giving these poses a go as they read the book. The illustrations are soft yet vibrant highlighting the messiness of life, showing too that yoga can be done just about anywhere.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a super sweet book with very cute babies doing real yoga poses to help them relax. I can imagine both parent and child giving these poses a go as they read the book. The illustrations are soft yet vibrant highlighting the messiness of life, showing too that yoga can be done just about anywhere.
TITLE:   Macca the Alpaca
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Cosgrove
PUBLISHER: Koala Books
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Alpacas; Llamas; bullying; funny; resourcefulness; karma; forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Macca the Alpaca
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Cosgrove
PUBLISHER: Koala Books
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Alpacas; Llamas; bullying; funny; resourcefulness; karma; forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Macca the Alpaca
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Cosgrove
PUBLISHER: Koala Books
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Alpacas; Llamas; bullying; funny; resourcefulness; karma; forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Macca the Alpaca
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Cosgrove
PUBLISHER: Koala Books
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Alpacas; Llamas; bullying; funny; resourcefulness; karma; forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Macca the Alpaca
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Cosgrove
PUBLISHER: Koala Books
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Alpacas; Llamas; bullying; funny; resourcefulness; karma; forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Macca the Alpaca
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Matt Cosgrove
PUBLISHER: Koala Books
ISBN:  9781925594072
THEMES:   Alpacas; Llamas; bullying; funny; resourcefulness; karma; forgiveness
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
Jackie’s thoughts: So funny, and the illustrations are perfect, just look at that face! Dear Macca, the Alpaca’s day are carefree until………DRAMA! A LLAMA! Llama is a bully but Macca has a brain and intelligence wins out in the end.
Jackie’s thoughts: So funny, and the illustrations are perfect, just look at that face! Dear Macca, the Alpaca’s day are carefree until………DRAMA! A LLAMA! Llama is a bully but Macca has a brain and intelligence wins out in the end.
Jackie’s thoughts: So funny, and the illustrations are perfect, just look at that face! Dear Macca, the Alpaca’s day are carefree until………DRAMA! A LLAMA! Llama is a bully but Macca has a brain and intelligence wins out in the end.
TITLE:   Room on our Rock
AUTHORS: Kate & Jol Temple
ILLUSTRATOR: Terri Rose Baynton
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742764108
THEMES:   Acceptance; sharing; empathy; inclusion; point of view
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
TITLE:   Room on our Rock
AUTHORS: Kate & Jol Temple
ILLUSTRATOR: Terri Rose Baynton
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742764108
THEMES:   Acceptance; sharing; empathy; inclusion; point of view
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
TITLE:   Room on our Rock
AUTHORS: Kate & Jol Temple
ILLUSTRATOR: Terri Rose Baynton
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742764108
THEMES:   Acceptance; sharing; empathy; inclusion; point of view
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
TITLE:   Room on our Rock
AUTHORS: Kate & Jol Temple
ILLUSTRATOR: Terri Rose Baynton
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742764108
THEMES:   Acceptance; sharing; empathy; inclusion; point of view
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
TITLE:   Room on our Rock
AUTHORS: Kate & Jol Temple
ILLUSTRATOR: Terri Rose Baynton
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742764108
THEMES:   Acceptance; sharing; empathy; inclusion; point of view
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
TITLE:   Room on our Rock
AUTHORS: Kate & Jol Temple
ILLUSTRATOR: Terri Rose Baynton
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742764108
THEMES:   Acceptance; sharing; empathy; inclusion; point of view
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a very clever book with a simple yet strong message. Each double page spread contains one line that if read front to back gives one message but when read back to front gives another. Very impressed.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a very clever book with a simple yet strong message. Each double page spread contains one line that if read front to back gives one message but when read back to front gives another. Very impressed.
Jackie’s thoughts: This is a very clever book with a simple yet strong message. Each double page spread contains one line that if read front to back gives one message but when read back to front gives another. Very impressed.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 657 Monday 22nd January 2018
TITLE:   Me too
AUTHOR:   Erika Geraerts & Charl Laubscher
ILLUSTRATOR:   Gatsby (Andy Murray)
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381900
THEMES:   Friendship, love, gratitude
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Me too
AUTHOR:   Erika Geraerts & Charl Laubscher
ILLUSTRATOR:   Gatsby (Andy Murray)
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381900
THEMES:   Friendship, love, gratitude
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Me too
AUTHOR:   Erika Geraerts & Charl Laubscher
ILLUSTRATOR:   Gatsby (Andy Murray)
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381900
THEMES:   Friendship, love, gratitude
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Me too
AUTHOR:   Erika Geraerts & Charl Laubscher
ILLUSTRATOR:   Gatsby (Andy Murray)
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381900
THEMES:   Friendship, love, gratitude
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Me too
AUTHOR:   Erika Geraerts & Charl Laubscher
ILLUSTRATOR:   Gatsby (Andy Murray)
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381900
THEMES:   Friendship, love, gratitude
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Me too
AUTHOR:   Erika Geraerts & Charl Laubscher
ILLUSTRATOR:   Gatsby (Andy Murray)
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381900
THEMES:   Friendship, love, gratitude
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts: A lovely way to illustrate how important friendship is through a simple conversation between friends. Both children express how they hope to find ‘a someone’ who will like the same things they do – the reader can see that they’ve already found them. Minimal illustrations, lots of white space, pastel colours compliment the idea that love does not have to be complicated.
Jackie’s thoughts: A lovely way to illustrate how important friendship is through a simple conversation between friends. Both children express how they hope to find ‘a someone’ who will like the same things they do – the reader can see that they’ve already found them. Minimal illustrations, lots of white space, pastel colours compliment the idea that love does not have to be complicated.
Jackie’s thoughts: A lovely way to illustrate how important friendship is through a simple conversation between friends. Both children express how they hope to find ‘a someone’ who will like the same things they do – the reader can see that they’ve already found them. Minimal illustrations, lots of white space, pastel colours compliment the idea that love does not have to be complicated.
TITLE:   Perfect Petunias
AUTHOR:   Lynn Jenkins
ILLUSTRATOR:   Kirrili Lonergan
PUBLISHER:  EK Books
ISBN:  9781925335583
THEMES:   Perfectionism, trying, acceptance, letting go of control, enjoying the journey
AGE GROUP:   5 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Perfect Petunias
AUTHOR:   Lynn Jenkins
ILLUSTRATOR:   Kirrili Lonergan
PUBLISHER:  EK Books
ISBN:  9781925335583
THEMES:   Perfectionism, trying, acceptance, letting go of control, enjoying the journey
AGE GROUP:   5 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Perfect Petunias
AUTHOR:   Lynn Jenkins
ILLUSTRATOR:   Kirrili Lonergan
PUBLISHER:  EK Books
ISBN:  9781925335583
THEMES:   Perfectionism, trying, acceptance, letting go of control, enjoying the journey
AGE GROUP:   5 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Perfect Petunias
AUTHOR:   Lynn Jenkins
ILLUSTRATOR:   Kirrili Lonergan
PUBLISHER:  EK Books
ISBN:  9781925335583
THEMES:   Perfectionism, trying, acceptance, letting go of control, enjoying the journey
AGE GROUP:   5 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Perfect Petunias
AUTHOR:   Lynn Jenkins
ILLUSTRATOR:   Kirrili Lonergan
PUBLISHER:  EK Books
ISBN:  9781925335583
THEMES:   Perfectionism, trying, acceptance, letting go of control, enjoying the journey
AGE GROUP:   5 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Perfect Petunias
AUTHOR:   Lynn Jenkins
ILLUSTRATOR:   Kirrili Lonergan
PUBLISHER:  EK Books
ISBN:  9781925335583
THEMES:   Perfectionism, trying, acceptance, letting go of control, enjoying the journey
AGE GROUP:   5 – 8 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts: As Einstein once said, ‘Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.’ Perfect Petunias sets out to help children let go of perfectionism. As you cannot control how petunias will grow so you shouldn’t expect new learning experiences to run smoothly. The message: don’t give up, don’t worry and go with the flow. A positive message for little stress heads.
Jackie’s thoughts: As Einstein once said, ‘Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.’ Perfect Petunias sets out to help children let go of perfectionism. As you cannot control how petunias will grow so you shouldn’t expect new learning experiences to run smoothly. The message: don’t give up, don’t worry and go with the flow. A positive message for little stress heads.
Jackie’s thoughts: As Einstein once said, ‘Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.’ Perfect Petunias sets out to help children let go of perfectionism. As you cannot control how petunias will grow so you shouldn’t expect new learning experiences to run smoothly. The message: don’t give up, don’t worry and go with the flow. A positive message for little stress heads.
TITLE:   Everything you
AUTHOR:   Elizabeth McPike
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jay Fleck
PUBLISHER:  UQP
ISBN:  9780702260032
THEMES:   Love, baby, animals
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Everything you
AUTHOR:   Elizabeth McPike
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jay Fleck
PUBLISHER:  UQP
ISBN:  9780702260032
THEMES:   Love, baby, animals
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Everything you
AUTHOR:   Elizabeth McPike
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jay Fleck
PUBLISHER:  UQP
ISBN:  9780702260032
THEMES:   Love, baby, animals
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Everything you
AUTHOR:   Elizabeth McPike
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jay Fleck
PUBLISHER:  UQP
ISBN:  9780702260032
THEMES:   Love, baby, animals
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Everything you
AUTHOR:   Elizabeth McPike
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jay Fleck
PUBLISHER:  UQP
ISBN:  9780702260032
THEMES:   Love, baby, animals
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Everything you
AUTHOR:   Elizabeth McPike
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jay Fleck
PUBLISHER:  UQP
ISBN:  9780702260032
THEMES:   Love, baby, animals
AGE GROUP:   2+ years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts: A sweet poem about welcoming baby into the family. Each page a different animal is simply illustrated with bold yet muted colour. Focusing on how baby is everything to the parent the illustrations imply that the parents are also everything to the baby as they never stray too far away.
Jackie’s thoughts: A sweet poem about welcoming baby into the family. Each page a different animal is simply illustrated with bold yet muted colour. Focusing on how baby is everything to the parent the illustrations imply that the parents are also everything to the baby as they never stray too far away.
Jackie’s thoughts: A sweet poem about welcoming baby into the family. Each page a different animal is simply illustrated with bold yet muted colour. Focusing on how baby is everything to the parent the illustrations imply that the parents are also everything to the baby as they never stray too far away.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 655 Monday 8th January 2018
TITLE:   Little Dog and the Summer Holiday
AUTHOR:   Corinne Fenton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Robin Cowcher
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381160
THEMES:   Holidays, Caravans, Sydney, 1950’s, Family
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Little Dog and the Summer Holiday
AUTHOR:   Corinne Fenton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Robin Cowcher
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381160
THEMES:   Holidays, Caravans, Sydney, 1950’s, Family
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Little Dog and the Summer Holiday
AUTHOR:   Corinne Fenton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Robin Cowcher
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381160
THEMES:   Holidays, Caravans, Sydney, 1950’s, Family
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Little Dog and the Summer Holiday
AUTHOR:   Corinne Fenton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Robin Cowcher
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381160
THEMES:   Holidays, Caravans, Sydney, 1950’s, Family
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Little Dog and the Summer Holiday
AUTHOR:   Corinne Fenton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Robin Cowcher
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381160
THEMES:   Holidays, Caravans, Sydney, 1950’s, Family
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   Little Dog and the Summer Holiday
AUTHOR:   Corinne Fenton
ILLUSTRATOR:   Robin Cowcher
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925381160
THEMES:   Holidays, Caravans, Sydney, 1950’s, Family
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
Jackie’s thoughts: A beautiful accompaniment to Little Dog and the Christmas Wish, this book takes us on a caravan summer holiday from Melbourne to Sydney. Cowcher’s stunning watercolour illustrations set the mood of fond memories told with historical softness. Fenton’s poetic text includes delightful metaphors and smilies some favourites being….

The long, lazy days of summer holidays waited like parcels in a lucky dip.

As the sun dipped behind the sandpaper hills…

Each night everyone sat outside their tents and caravans playing board games as an eggshell moon glimmered high above.

An absolutely beautiful production to be enjoyed by young and old alike.

Jackie’s thoughts: A beautiful accompaniment to Little Dog and the Christmas Wish, this book takes us on a caravan summer holiday from Melbourne to Sydney. Cowcher’s stunning watercolour illustrations set the mood of fond memories told with historical softness. Fenton’s poetic text includes delightful metaphors and smilies some favourites being….

The long, lazy days of summer holidays waited like parcels in a lucky dip.

As the sun dipped behind the sandpaper hills…

Each night everyone sat outside their tents and caravans playing board games as an eggshell moon glimmered high above.

An absolutely beautiful production to be enjoyed by young and old alike.

Jackie’s thoughts: A beautiful accompaniment to Little Dog and the Christmas Wish, this book takes us on a caravan summer holiday from Melbourne to Sydney. Cowcher’s stunning watercolour illustrations set the mood of fond memories told with historical softness. Fenton’s poetic text includes delightful metaphors and smilies some favourites being….

The long, lazy days of summer holidays waited like parcels in a lucky dip.

As the sun dipped behind the sandpaper hills…

Each night everyone sat outside their tents and caravans playing board games as an eggshell moon glimmered high above.

An absolutely beautiful production to be enjoyed by young and old alike.

TITLE:   A Lion is a Lion
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Polly Dunbar
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781406371536
THEMES:   Courage, deception, saying ‘No!’
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes and no
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   A Lion is a Lion
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Polly Dunbar
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781406371536
THEMES:   Courage, deception, saying ‘No!’
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes and no
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   A Lion is a Lion
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Polly Dunbar
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781406371536
THEMES:   Courage, deception, saying ‘No!’
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes and no
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   A Lion is a Lion
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Polly Dunbar
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781406371536
THEMES:   Courage, deception, saying ‘No!’
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes and no
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   A Lion is a Lion
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Polly Dunbar
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781406371536
THEMES:   Courage, deception, saying ‘No!’
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes and no
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
TITLE:   A Lion is a Lion
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR:   Polly Dunbar
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781406371536
THEMES:   Courage, deception, saying ‘No!’
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes and no
Jackie’s rating:   9/10
Jackie’s thoughts: Very cleverly done. Encourages children to recognise when they need to say no. A play on the idea of a wolf in sheep’s clothing or the scorpion and frog story. Some animals (or people) are dangerous because it’s just in their nature. I was very impressed with this book, I think because the message is so subtle and yet so important. And it’s also hilariously written and illustrated.
Jackie’s thoughts: Very cleverly done. Encourages children to recognise when they need to say no. A play on the idea of a wolf in sheep’s clothing or the scorpion and frog story. Some animals (or people) are dangerous because it’s just in their nature. I was very impressed with this book, I think because the message is so subtle and yet so important. And it’s also hilariously written and illustrated.
Jackie’s thoughts: Very cleverly done. Encourages children to recognise when they need to say no. A play on the idea of a wolf in sheep’s clothing or the scorpion and frog story. Some animals (or people) are dangerous because it’s just in their nature. I was very impressed with this book, I think because the message is so subtle and yet so important. And it’s also hilariously written and illustrated.
TITLE:   The ABC Book of Feelings
AUTHOR:   Helen Martin & Judith Simpson
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cheryl Orsini
PUBLISHER:  abcbooks
ISBN:  9780733338298
THEMES:   Feelings
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   The ABC Book of Feelings
AUTHOR:   Helen Martin & Judith Simpson
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cheryl Orsini
PUBLISHER:  abcbooks
ISBN:  9780733338298
THEMES:   Feelings
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   The ABC Book of Feelings
AUTHOR:   Helen Martin & Judith Simpson
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cheryl Orsini
PUBLISHER:  abcbooks
ISBN:  9780733338298
THEMES:   Feelings
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   The ABC Book of Feelings
AUTHOR:   Helen Martin & Judith Simpson
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cheryl Orsini
PUBLISHER:  abcbooks
ISBN:  9780733338298
THEMES:   Feelings
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   The ABC Book of Feelings
AUTHOR:   Helen Martin & Judith Simpson
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cheryl Orsini
PUBLISHER:  abcbooks
ISBN:  9780733338298
THEMES:   Feelings
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   The ABC Book of Feelings
AUTHOR:   Helen Martin & Judith Simpson
ILLUSTRATOR:   Cheryl Orsini
PUBLISHER:  abcbooks
ISBN:  9780733338298
THEMES:   Feelings
AGE GROUP:   3+ years
RHYME:   Yes & No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts: A comprehensive book of feelings to help young ones understand that we all have them, that they change constantly and that different experiences result in many different feelings. The book also gives suggestions for how to deal with unpleasant feelings. Being a rhymer I would have preferred it if the whole book rhymed as I found the switches a bit jarring.
Jackie’s thoughts: A comprehensive book of feelings to help young ones understand that we all have them, that they change constantly and that different experiences result in many different feelings. The book also gives suggestions for how to deal with unpleasant feelings. Being a rhymer I would have preferred it if the whole book rhymed as I found the switches a bit jarring.
Jackie’s thoughts: A comprehensive book of feelings to help young ones understand that we all have them, that they change constantly and that different experiences result in many different feelings. The book also gives suggestions for how to deal with unpleasant feelings. Being a rhymer I would have preferred it if the whole book rhymed as I found the switches a bit jarring.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 652 Monday 27th November 2017
TITLE:   Once upon a Small Rhinoceros
AUTHOR:   Meg McKinlay
ILLUSTRATOR:   Leila Rudge
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925126709
THEMES:   Travelling; Comfort zones; Self belief; Dreaming; Courage
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Once upon a Small Rhinoceros
AUTHOR:   Meg McKinlay
ILLUSTRATOR:   Leila Rudge
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925126709
THEMES:   Travelling; Comfort zones; Self belief; Dreaming; Courage
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Once upon a Small Rhinoceros
AUTHOR:   Meg McKinlay
ILLUSTRATOR:   Leila Rudge
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925126709
THEMES:   Travelling; Comfort zones; Self belief; Dreaming; Courage
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Once upon a Small Rhinoceros
AUTHOR:   Meg McKinlay
ILLUSTRATOR:   Leila Rudge
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925126709
THEMES:   Travelling; Comfort zones; Self belief; Dreaming; Courage
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Once upon a Small Rhinoceros
AUTHOR:   Meg McKinlay
ILLUSTRATOR:   Leila Rudge
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925126709
THEMES:   Travelling; Comfort zones; Self belief; Dreaming; Courage
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Once upon a Small Rhinoceros
AUTHOR:   Meg McKinlay
ILLUSTRATOR:   Leila Rudge
PUBLISHER:   Walker Books
ISBN:  9781925126709
THEMES:   Travelling; Comfort zones; Self belief; Dreaming; Courage
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts:   This is lovely. Despite being advised that sailing away is a silly idea, Small Rhinoceros goes anyway. I teared up at the end when even smaller rhinoceros asks:

“Did you get lost?”
“Many times.”
“And was it…wonderful?”
“Oh yes,” said the small rhinoceros. “It was.”

It highlighted, for me, how fearless children can be and how, as adults, we need to be more like them.

Jackie’s thoughts:   This is lovely. Despite being advised that sailing away is a silly idea, Small Rhinoceros goes anyway. I teared up at the end when even smaller rhinoceros asks:

“Did you get lost?”
“Many times.”
“And was it…wonderful?”
“Oh yes,” said the small rhinoceros. “It was.”

It highlighted, for me, how fearless children can be and how, as adults, we need to be more like them.

Jackie’s thoughts:   This is lovely. Despite being advised that sailing away is a silly idea, Small Rhinoceros goes anyway. I teared up at the end when even smaller rhinoceros asks:

“Did you get lost?”
“Many times.”
“And was it…wonderful?”
“Oh yes,” said the small rhinoceros. “It was.”

It highlighted, for me, how fearless children can be and how, as adults, we need to be more like them.

TITLE:   La La La
AUTHOR:   Kate DiCamillo
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jaime Kim
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:   9781406378009
THEMES:   Longing; connection; courage; determination; hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
TITLE:   La La La
AUTHOR:   Kate DiCamillo
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jaime Kim
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:   9781406378009
THEMES:   Longing; connection; courage; determination; hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
TITLE:   La La La
AUTHOR:   Kate DiCamillo
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jaime Kim
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:   9781406378009
THEMES:   Longing; connection; courage; determination; hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
TITLE:   La La La
AUTHOR:   Kate DiCamillo
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jaime Kim
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:   9781406378009
THEMES:   Longing; connection; courage; determination; hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
TITLE:   La La La
AUTHOR:   Kate DiCamillo
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jaime Kim
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:   9781406378009
THEMES:   Longing; connection; courage; determination; hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
TITLE:   La La La
AUTHOR:   Kate DiCamillo
ILLUSTRATOR:   Jaime Kim
PUBLISHER:  Walker Books UK
ISBN:   9781406378009
THEMES:   Longing; connection; courage; determination; hope
AGE GROUP:   5+ years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   9.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts:   Wow! This is an incredibly powerful picture book. Told with only 3 enormous words, this is a true picture book and the illustrations are stunning.
Jackie’s thoughts:   Wow! This is an incredibly powerful picture book. Told with only 3 enormous words, this is a true picture book and the illustrations are stunning.
Jackie’s thoughts:   Wow! This is an incredibly powerful picture book. Told with only 3 enormous words, this is a true picture book and the illustrations are stunning.
TITLE:   No Room for a Wombat
AUTHOR:   Lynn Ward
ILLUSTRATOR:   Lorell Lehman
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742991269
THEMES:   Aussie animals; standing your ground; opinions; friends
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   No Room for a Wombat
AUTHOR:   Lynn Ward
ILLUSTRATOR:   Lorell Lehman
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742991269
THEMES:   Aussie animals; standing your ground; opinions; friends
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   No Room for a Wombat
AUTHOR:   Lynn Ward
ILLUSTRATOR:   Lorell Lehman
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742991269
THEMES:   Aussie animals; standing your ground; opinions; friends
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   No Room for a Wombat
AUTHOR:   Lynn Ward
ILLUSTRATOR:   Lorell Lehman
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742991269
THEMES:   Aussie animals; standing your ground; opinions; friends
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   No Room for a Wombat
AUTHOR:   Lynn Ward
ILLUSTRATOR:   Lorell Lehman
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742991269
THEMES:   Aussie animals; standing your ground; opinions; friends
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   No Room for a Wombat
AUTHOR:   Lynn Ward
ILLUSTRATOR:   Lorell Lehman
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781742991269
THEMES:   Aussie animals; standing your ground; opinions; friends
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts:   This is gorgeous. Great meter! And a terrific line that repeats – “But you know what it needs?” Everyone has an idea on how to improve Wombat’s burrow until, in the end, Wombat has to insist that only he knows how he wants his home to be.

‘I like my house cool
and a little bit dim.
I like it plant-free
not full-to-the-brim.I thought is was perfect
without a pink wall.
This house doesn’t feel
like my house…
AT ALL!’
Jackie’s thoughts:   This is gorgeous. Great meter! And a terrific line that repeats – “But you know what it needs?” Everyone has an idea on how to improve Wombat’s burrow until, in the end, Wombat has to insist that only he knows how he wants his home to be.

‘I like my house cool
and a little bit dim.
I like it plant-free
not full-to-the-brim.I thought is was perfect
without a pink wall.
This house doesn’t feel
like my house…
AT ALL!’
Jackie’s thoughts:   This is gorgeous. Great meter! And a terrific line that repeats – “But you know what it needs?” Everyone has an idea on how to improve Wombat’s burrow until, in the end, Wombat has to insist that only he knows how he wants his home to be.

‘I like my house cool
and a little bit dim.
I like it plant-free
not full-to-the-brim.I thought is was perfect
without a pink wall.
This house doesn’t feel
like my house…
AT ALL!’
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 651 Monday 20th November 2017
TITLE:   Wilbur Grace and Joe
AUTHOR:   Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR:   Amanda Graham
PUBLISHER:   little BOOK PRESS
ISBN:  9780994385284
THEMES:   Babies, twins, pets, family
AGE GROUP:   1-5 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Wilbur Grace and Joe
AUTHOR:   Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR:   Amanda Graham
PUBLISHER:   little BOOK PRESS
ISBN:  9780994385284
THEMES:   Babies, twins, pets, family
AGE GROUP:   1-5 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Wilbur Grace and Joe
AUTHOR:   Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR:   Amanda Graham
PUBLISHER:   little BOOK PRESS
ISBN:  9780994385284
THEMES:   Babies, twins, pets, family
AGE GROUP:   1-5 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Wilbur Grace and Joe
AUTHOR:   Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR:   Amanda Graham
PUBLISHER:   little BOOK PRESS
ISBN:  9780994385284
THEMES:   Babies, twins, pets, family
AGE GROUP:   1-5 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Wilbur Grace and Joe
AUTHOR:   Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR:   Amanda Graham
PUBLISHER:   little BOOK PRESS
ISBN:  9780994385284
THEMES:   Babies, twins, pets, family
AGE GROUP:   1-5 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
TITLE:   Wilbur Grace and Joe
AUTHOR:   Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR:   Amanda Graham
PUBLISHER:   little BOOK PRESS
ISBN:  9780994385284
THEMES:   Babies, twins, pets, family
AGE GROUP:   1-5 years
RHYME:   Yes
Jackie’s rating:   8.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts:   A gentle book highlighting baby’s milestones seen through the eyes of Wilbur, the pet dog. There’s a lovely refrain throughout the book that describes the growing children.
Jackie’s thoughts:   A gentle book highlighting baby’s milestones seen through the eyes of Wilbur, the pet dog. There’s a lovely refrain throughout the book that describes the growing children.
Jackie’s thoughts:   A gentle book highlighting baby’s milestones seen through the eyes of Wilbur, the pet dog. There’s a lovely refrain throughout the book that describes the growing children.
TITLE:   Missing Pinky
AUTHOR:   Juliet Williams
ILLUSTRATOR:   Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki
PUBLISHER:   ip kidz
ISBN:  9781925231427
THEMES:   Security blankets, grandmas, family
AGE GROUP:   5 – 7 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Missing Pinky
AUTHOR:   Juliet Williams
ILLUSTRATOR:   Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki
PUBLISHER:   ip kidz
ISBN:  9781925231427
THEMES:   Security blankets, grandmas, family
AGE GROUP:   5 – 7 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Missing Pinky
AUTHOR:   Juliet Williams
ILLUSTRATOR:   Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki
PUBLISHER:   ip kidz
ISBN:  9781925231427
THEMES:   Security blankets, grandmas, family
AGE GROUP:   5 – 7 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Missing Pinky
AUTHOR:   Juliet Williams
ILLUSTRATOR:   Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki
PUBLISHER:   ip kidz
ISBN:  9781925231427
THEMES:   Security blankets, grandmas, family
AGE GROUP:   5 – 7 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Missing Pinky
AUTHOR:   Juliet Williams
ILLUSTRATOR:   Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki
PUBLISHER:   ip kidz
ISBN:  9781925231427
THEMES:   Security blankets, grandmas, family
AGE GROUP:   5 – 7 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
TITLE:   Missing Pinky
AUTHOR:   Juliet Williams
ILLUSTRATOR:   Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki
PUBLISHER:   ip kidz
ISBN:  9781925231427
THEMES:   Security blankets, grandmas, family
AGE GROUP:   5 – 7 years
RHYME:   No
Jackie’s rating:   8/10
Jackie’s thoughts:   When Lucy’s security blanket goes missing everybody tries to help. Love that Lucy looks everywhere, even the moon.
Jackie’s thoughts:   When Lucy’s security blanket goes missing everybody tries to help. Love that Lucy looks everywhere, even the moon.
Jackie’s thoughts:   When Lucy’s security blanket goes missing everybody tries to help. Love that Lucy looks everywhere, even the moon.
TITLE:   Stanley’s Playing the Trumpet
AUTHOR:   John Field
ILLUSTRATOR:   Tull Suwannakit
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743815892
THEMES:   Music, perseverance, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Song
BONUS:   CD
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Stanley’s Playing the Trumpet
AUTHOR:   John Field
ILLUSTRATOR:   Tull Suwannakit
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743815892
THEMES:   Music, perseverance, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Song
BONUS:   CD
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Stanley’s Playing the Trumpet
AUTHOR:   John Field
ILLUSTRATOR:   Tull Suwannakit
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743815892
THEMES:   Music, perseverance, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Song
BONUS:   CD
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Stanley’s Playing the Trumpet
AUTHOR:   John Field
ILLUSTRATOR:   Tull Suwannakit
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743815892
THEMES:   Music, perseverance, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Song
BONUS:   CD
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Stanley’s Playing the Trumpet
AUTHOR:   John Field
ILLUSTRATOR:   Tull Suwannakit
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743815892
THEMES:   Music, perseverance, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Song
BONUS:   CD
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
TITLE:   Stanley’s Playing the Trumpet
AUTHOR:   John Field
ILLUSTRATOR:   Tull Suwannakit
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic
ISBN:  9781743815892
THEMES:   Music, perseverance, acceptance
AGE GROUP:   4 – 7 years
RHYME:   Song
BONUS:   CD
Jackie’s rating:   7.5/10
Jackie’s thoughts:   Stanley wants to play in the band but no matter how hard he tries he cannot master the trumpet. Thank goodness there are other instruments for him to try. Love Stanley’s enthusiasm.
Jackie’s thoughts:   Stanley wants to play in the band but no matter how hard he tries he cannot master the trumpet. Thank goodness there are other instruments for him to try. Love Stanley’s enthusiasm.
Jackie’s thoughts:   Stanley wants to play in the band but no matter how hard he tries he cannot master the trumpet. Thank goodness there are other instruments for him to try. Love Stanley’s enthusiasm.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 649 Monday 30th October 2017
TITLE Excuse me!
AUTHOR Dave Hughes & Holly Ife
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742765914
THEMES Manners; Self-consciousness; Bodily functions; Funny
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Martha May with beautiful manners learns that it’s ok to release one’s gases if one is far enough away from others’ noses. I had to laugh as I have certainly been in this position, as we all have where we’d rather be in pain than let unwanted gases escape. Nicely done.
TITLE Excuse me!
AUTHOR Dave Hughes & Holly Ife
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742765914
THEMES Manners; Self-consciousness; Bodily functions; Funny
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Martha May with beautiful manners learns that it’s ok to release one’s gases if one is far enough away from others’ noses. I had to laugh as I have certainly been in this position, as we all have where we’d rather be in pain than let unwanted gases escape. Nicely done.
TITLE Excuse me!
AUTHOR Dave Hughes & Holly Ife
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742765914
THEMES Manners; Self-consciousness; Bodily functions; Funny
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Martha May with beautiful manners learns that it’s ok to release one’s gases if one is far enough away from others’ noses. I had to laugh as I have certainly been in this position, as we all have where we’d rather be in pain than let unwanted gases escape. Nicely done.
TITLEExcuse me!AUTHORDave Hughes & Holly IfeILLUSTRATORPhilip BuntingPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742765914THEMESManners; Self-consciousness; Bodily functions; FunnyAGE GROUP4-7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMartha May with beautiful manners learns that it’s ok to release one’s gases if one is far enough away from others’ noses. I had to laugh as I have certainly been in this position, as we all have where we’d rather be in pain than let unwanted gases escape. Nicely done.
TITLE Excuse me!
AUTHOR Dave Hughes & Holly Ife
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742765914
THEMES Manners; Self-consciousness; Bodily functions; Funny
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Martha May with beautiful manners learns that it’s ok to release one’s gases if one is far enough away from others’ noses. I had to laugh as I have certainly been in this position, as we all have where we’d rather be in pain than let unwanted gases escape. Nicely done.
TITLE Excuse me!
AUTHOR Dave Hughes & Holly Ife
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742765914
THEMES Manners; Self-consciousness; Bodily functions; Funny
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Martha May with beautiful manners learns that it’s ok to release one’s gases if one is far enough away from others’ noses. I had to laugh as I have certainly been in this position, as we all have where we’d rather be in pain than let unwanted gases escape. Nicely done.
TITLEExcuse me!AUTHORDave Hughes & Holly IfeILLUSTRATORPhilip BuntingPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742765914THEMESManners; Self-consciousness; Bodily functions; FunnyAGE GROUP4-7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMartha May with beautiful manners learns that it’s ok to release one’s gases if one is far enough away from others’ noses. I had to laugh as I have certainly been in this position, as we all have where we’d rather be in pain than let unwanted gases escape. Nicely done.
TITLE Excuse me!
AUTHOR Dave Hughes & Holly Ife
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742765914
THEMES Manners; Self-consciousness; Bodily functions; Funny
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Martha May with beautiful manners learns that it’s ok to release one’s gases if one is far enough away from others’ noses. I had to laugh as I have certainly been in this position, as we all have where we’d rather be in pain than let unwanted gases escape. Nicely done.
TITLEExcuse me!AUTHORDave Hughes & Holly IfeILLUSTRATORPhilip BuntingPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742765914THEMESManners; Self-consciousness; Bodily functions; FunnyAGE GROUP4-7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMartha May with beautiful manners learns that it’s ok to release one’s gases if one is far enough away from others’ noses. I had to laugh as I have certainly been in this position, as we all have where we’d rather be in pain than let unwanted gases escape. Nicely done.
TITLEExcuse me!
AUTHORDave Hughes & Holly Ife
ILLUSTRATORPhilip Bunting
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781742765914
THEMESManners; Self-consciousness; Bodily functions; Funny
AGE GROUP4-7 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMartha May with beautiful manners learns that it’s ok to release one’s gases if one is far enough away from others’ noses. I had to laugh as I have certainly been in this position, as we all have where we’d rather be in pain than let unwanted gases escape. Nicely done.
TITLE Stink-o-saurus
AUTHOR Deano Yipadee
ILLUSTRATOR Paul Beavis
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781775434733
THEMES Dinosaurs; Bodily functions; Bullying; Unlikely hero
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes – Song with CD
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Goodness so many ‘fart’ books lately! To be honest not my favourite topic but I know kids love them and they’ll love this one too. My favourite verse –

That shaken T-Rex was so big
but is arms were very small
In fact, he couldn’t reach his nose
to block the smell at all!
TITLE Stink-o-saurus
AUTHOR Deano Yipadee
ILLUSTRATOR Paul Beavis
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781775434733
THEMES Dinosaurs; Bodily functions; Bullying; Unlikely hero
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes – Song with CD
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Goodness so many ‘fart’ books lately! To be honest not my favourite topic but I know kids love them and they’ll love this one too. My favourite verse –

That shaken T-Rex was so big
but is arms were very small
In fact, he couldn’t reach his nose
to block the smell at all!
TITLE Stink-o-saurus
AUTHOR Deano Yipadee
ILLUSTRATOR Paul Beavis
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781775434733
THEMES Dinosaurs; Bodily functions; Bullying; Unlikely hero
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes – Song with CD
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Goodness so many ‘fart’ books lately! To be honest not my favourite topic but I know kids love them and they’ll love this one too. My favourite verse –

That shaken T-Rex was so big
but is arms were very small
In fact, he couldn’t reach his nose
to block the smell at all!
TITLEStink-o-saurusAUTHORDeano YipadeeILLUSTRATORPaul BeavisPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781775434733THEMESDinosaurs; Bodily functions; Bullying; Unlikely heroAGE GROUP4+ yearsRHYMEYes – Song with CDJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGoodness so many ‘fart’ books lately! To be honest not my favourite topic but I know kids love them and they’ll love this one too. My favourite verse –

That shaken T-Rex was so big
but is arms were very small
In fact, he couldn’t reach his nose
to block the smell at all!
TITLE Stink-o-saurus
AUTHOR Deano Yipadee
ILLUSTRATOR Paul Beavis
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781775434733
THEMES Dinosaurs; Bodily functions; Bullying; Unlikely hero
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes – Song with CD
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Goodness so many ‘fart’ books lately! To be honest not my favourite topic but I know kids love them and they’ll love this one too. My favourite verse –

That shaken T-Rex was so big
but is arms were very small
In fact, he couldn’t reach his nose
to block the smell at all!
TITLE Stink-o-saurus
AUTHOR Deano Yipadee
ILLUSTRATOR Paul Beavis
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781775434733
THEMES Dinosaurs; Bodily functions; Bullying; Unlikely hero
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes – Song with CD
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Goodness so many ‘fart’ books lately! To be honest not my favourite topic but I know kids love them and they’ll love this one too. My favourite verse –

That shaken T-Rex was so big
but is arms were very small
In fact, he couldn’t reach his nose
to block the smell at all!
TITLEStink-o-saurusAUTHORDeano YipadeeILLUSTRATORPaul BeavisPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781775434733THEMESDinosaurs; Bodily functions; Bullying; Unlikely heroAGE GROUP4+ yearsRHYMEYes – Song with CDJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGoodness so many ‘fart’ books lately! To be honest not my favourite topic but I know kids love them and they’ll love this one too. My favourite verse –

That shaken T-Rex was so big
but is arms were very small
In fact, he couldn’t reach his nose
to block the smell at all!
TITLE Stink-o-saurus
AUTHOR Deano Yipadee
ILLUSTRATOR Paul Beavis
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781775434733
THEMES Dinosaurs; Bodily functions; Bullying; Unlikely hero
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes – Song with CD
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Goodness so many ‘fart’ books lately! To be honest not my favourite topic but I know kids love them and they’ll love this one too. My favourite verse –

That shaken T-Rex was so big
but is arms were very small
In fact, he couldn’t reach his nose
to block the smell at all!
TITLEStink-o-saurusAUTHORDeano YipadeeILLUSTRATORPaul BeavisPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781775434733THEMESDinosaurs; Bodily functions; Bullying; Unlikely heroAGE GROUP4+ yearsRHYMEYes – Song with CDJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGoodness so many ‘fart’ books lately! To be honest not my favourite topic but I know kids love them and they’ll love this one too. My favourite verse –

That shaken T-Rex was so big
but is arms were very small
In fact, he couldn’t reach his nose
to block the smell at all!
TITLEStink-o-saurus
AUTHORDeano Yipadee
ILLUSTRATORPaul Beavis
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781775434733
THEMESDinosaurs; Bodily functions; Bullying; Unlikely hero
AGE GROUP4+ years
RHYMEYes – Song with CD
JACKIE’S RATING /108
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGoodness so many ‘fart’ books lately! To be honest not my favourite topic but I know kids love them and they’ll love this one too. My favourite verse –

That shaken T-Rex was so big
but is arms were very small
In fact, he couldn’t reach his nose
to block the smell at all!
TITLE Don’t spew in your spacesuit
AUTHOR T Miller
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Stanton
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733334672
THEMES Space; Bodily functions
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Good advice, don’t spew in your spacesuit. Again, not really my thing but kids will love it. The meter could be tighter, but I’m a stickler for that. Favourite verse –

When I became an astronaut
I thought it would be easy
I never realised blast off
would make my tummy queasy.
TITLE Don’t spew in your spacesuit
AUTHOR T Miller
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Stanton
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733334672
THEMES Space; Bodily functions
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Good advice, don’t spew in your spacesuit. Again, not really my thing but kids will love it. The meter could be tighter, but I’m a stickler for that. Favourite verse –

When I became an astronaut
I thought it would be easy
I never realised blast off
would make my tummy queasy.
TITLE Don’t spew in your spacesuit
AUTHOR T Miller
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Stanton
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733334672
THEMES Space; Bodily functions
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Good advice, don’t spew in your spacesuit. Again, not really my thing but kids will love it. The meter could be tighter, but I’m a stickler for that. Favourite verse –

When I became an astronaut
I thought it would be easy
I never realised blast off
would make my tummy queasy.
TITLEDon’t spew in your spacesuitAUTHORT MillerILLUSTRATORMatt StantonPUBLISHERABC KidsISBN9780733334672THEMESSpace; Bodily functionsAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGood advice, don’t spew in your spacesuit. Again, not really my thing but kids will love it. The meter could be tighter, but I’m a stickler for that. Favourite verse –

When I became an astronaut
I thought it would be easy
I never realised blast off
would make my tummy queasy.
TITLE Don’t spew in your spacesuit
AUTHOR T Miller
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Stanton
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733334672
THEMES Space; Bodily functions
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Good advice, don’t spew in your spacesuit. Again, not really my thing but kids will love it. The meter could be tighter, but I’m a stickler for that. Favourite verse –

When I became an astronaut
I thought it would be easy
I never realised blast off
would make my tummy queasy.
TITLE Don’t spew in your spacesuit
AUTHOR T Miller
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Stanton
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733334672
THEMES Space; Bodily functions
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Good advice, don’t spew in your spacesuit. Again, not really my thing but kids will love it. The meter could be tighter, but I’m a stickler for that. Favourite verse –

When I became an astronaut
I thought it would be easy
I never realised blast off
would make my tummy queasy.
TITLEDon’t spew in your spacesuitAUTHORT MillerILLUSTRATORMatt StantonPUBLISHERABC KidsISBN9780733334672THEMESSpace; Bodily functionsAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGood advice, don’t spew in your spacesuit. Again, not really my thing but kids will love it. The meter could be tighter, but I’m a stickler for that. Favourite verse –

When I became an astronaut
I thought it would be easy
I never realised blast off
would make my tummy queasy.
TITLE Don’t spew in your spacesuit
AUTHOR T Miller
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Stanton
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733334672
THEMES Space; Bodily functions
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Good advice, don’t spew in your spacesuit. Again, not really my thing but kids will love it. The meter could be tighter, but I’m a stickler for that. Favourite verse –

When I became an astronaut
I thought it would be easy
I never realised blast off
would make my tummy queasy.
TITLEDon’t spew in your spacesuitAUTHORT MillerILLUSTRATORMatt StantonPUBLISHERABC KidsISBN9780733334672THEMESSpace; Bodily functionsAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGood advice, don’t spew in your spacesuit. Again, not really my thing but kids will love it. The meter could be tighter, but I’m a stickler for that. Favourite verse –

When I became an astronaut
I thought it would be easy
I never realised blast off
would make my tummy queasy.
TITLEDon’t spew in your spacesuit
AUTHORT Miller
ILLUSTRATORMatt Stanton
PUBLISHERABC Kids
ISBN9780733334672
THEMESSpace; Bodily functions
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGood advice, don’t spew in your spacesuit. Again, not really my thing but kids will love it. The meter could be tighter, but I’m a stickler for that. Favourite verse –

When I became an astronaut
I thought it would be easy
I never realised blast off
would make my tummy queasy.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 648 Monday 23rd October 2017
TITLE Tilly’s Reef Adventure
AUTHOR Rhonda N. Garward
ILLUSTRATOR Rhonda N. Garward
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642279088
THEMES Great Barrier Reef; Reef animals; Threats to the Reef; Taking care of the Reef.
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Wonderful illustrations highlight the beauty of one of the world’s treasures. Lots of info in the back. A great educational resource.
TITLE Tilly’s Reef Adventure
AUTHOR Rhonda N. Garward
ILLUSTRATOR Rhonda N. Garward
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642279088
THEMES Great Barrier Reef; Reef animals; Threats to the Reef; Taking care of the Reef.
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Wonderful illustrations highlight the beauty of one of the world’s treasures. Lots of info in the back. A great educational resource.
TITLE Tilly’s Reef Adventure
AUTHOR Rhonda N. Garward
ILLUSTRATOR Rhonda N. Garward
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642279088
THEMES Great Barrier Reef; Reef animals; Threats to the Reef; Taking care of the Reef.
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Wonderful illustrations highlight the beauty of one of the world’s treasures. Lots of info in the back. A great educational resource.
TITLETilly’s Reef AdventureAUTHORRhonda N. GarwardILLUSTRATORRhonda N. GarwardPUBLISHERNLA PublishingISBN9780642279088THEMESGreat Barrier Reef; Reef animals; Threats to the Reef; Taking care of the Reef.AGE GROUP4-7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWonderful illustrations highlight the beauty of one of the world’s treasures. Lots of info in the back. A great educational resource.
TITLE Tilly’s Reef Adventure
AUTHOR Rhonda N. Garward
ILLUSTRATOR Rhonda N. Garward
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642279088
THEMES Great Barrier Reef; Reef animals; Threats to the Reef; Taking care of the Reef.
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Wonderful illustrations highlight the beauty of one of the world’s treasures. Lots of info in the back. A great educational resource.
TITLE Tilly’s Reef Adventure
AUTHOR Rhonda N. Garward
ILLUSTRATOR Rhonda N. Garward
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642279088
THEMES Great Barrier Reef; Reef animals; Threats to the Reef; Taking care of the Reef.
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Wonderful illustrations highlight the beauty of one of the world’s treasures. Lots of info in the back. A great educational resource.
TITLETilly’s Reef AdventureAUTHORRhonda N. GarwardILLUSTRATORRhonda N. GarwardPUBLISHERNLA PublishingISBN9780642279088THEMESGreat Barrier Reef; Reef animals; Threats to the Reef; Taking care of the Reef.AGE GROUP4-7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWonderful illustrations highlight the beauty of one of the world’s treasures. Lots of info in the back. A great educational resource.
TITLE Tilly’s Reef Adventure
AUTHOR Rhonda N. Garward
ILLUSTRATOR Rhonda N. Garward
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642279088
THEMES Great Barrier Reef; Reef animals; Threats to the Reef; Taking care of the Reef.
AGE GROUP 4-7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Wonderful illustrations highlight the beauty of one of the world’s treasures. Lots of info in the back. A great educational resource.
TITLETilly’s Reef AdventureAUTHORRhonda N. GarwardILLUSTRATORRhonda N. GarwardPUBLISHERNLA PublishingISBN9780642279088THEMESGreat Barrier Reef; Reef animals; Threats to the Reef; Taking care of the Reef.AGE GROUP4-7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWonderful illustrations highlight the beauty of one of the world’s treasures. Lots of info in the back. A great educational resource.
TITLETilly’s Reef Adventure
AUTHORRhonda N. Garward
ILLUSTRATORRhonda N. Garward
PUBLISHERNLA Publishing
ISBN9780642279088
THEMESGreat Barrier Reef; Reef animals; Threats to the Reef; Taking care of the Reef.
AGE GROUP4-7 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWonderful illustrations highlight the beauty of one of the world’s treasures. Lots of info in the back. A great educational resource.
TITLE Hugo Makes a Change
AUTHOR Scott Emmons
ILLUSTRATOR Mauro Gatti
PUBLISHER Flying Eye Books
ISBN 9781911171218
THEMES Vampires; Food variety
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Funny. Cleverly shows that variety is the spice of life. Loved this couplet….”He loved the tomatoes, the cucumbers too…(…though he passed up the garlic, as all vampires do.)
TITLE Hugo Makes a Change
AUTHOR Scott Emmons
ILLUSTRATOR Mauro Gatti
PUBLISHER Flying Eye Books
ISBN 9781911171218
THEMES Vampires; Food variety
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Funny. Cleverly shows that variety is the spice of life. Loved this couplet….”He loved the tomatoes, the cucumbers too…(…though he passed up the garlic, as all vampires do.)
TITLE Hugo Makes a Change
AUTHOR Scott Emmons
ILLUSTRATOR Mauro Gatti
PUBLISHER Flying Eye Books
ISBN 9781911171218
THEMES Vampires; Food variety
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Funny. Cleverly shows that variety is the spice of life. Loved this couplet….”He loved the tomatoes, the cucumbers too…(…though he passed up the garlic, as all vampires do.)
TITLEHugo Makes a ChangeAUTHORScott EmmonsILLUSTRATORMauro GattiPUBLISHERFlying Eye BooksISBN9781911171218THEMESVampires; Food varietyAGE GROUP4+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSFunny. Cleverly shows that variety is the spice of life. Loved this couplet….”He loved the tomatoes, the cucumbers too…(…though he passed up the garlic, as all vampires do.)
TITLE Hugo Makes a Change
AUTHOR Scott Emmons
ILLUSTRATOR Mauro Gatti
PUBLISHER Flying Eye Books
ISBN 9781911171218
THEMES Vampires; Food variety
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Funny. Cleverly shows that variety is the spice of life. Loved this couplet….”He loved the tomatoes, the cucumbers too…(…though he passed up the garlic, as all vampires do.)
TITLE Hugo Makes a Change
AUTHOR Scott Emmons
ILLUSTRATOR Mauro Gatti
PUBLISHER Flying Eye Books
ISBN 9781911171218
THEMES Vampires; Food variety
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Funny. Cleverly shows that variety is the spice of life. Loved this couplet….”He loved the tomatoes, the cucumbers too…(…though he passed up the garlic, as all vampires do.)
TITLEHugo Makes a ChangeAUTHORScott EmmonsILLUSTRATORMauro GattiPUBLISHERFlying Eye BooksISBN9781911171218THEMESVampires; Food varietyAGE GROUP4+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSFunny. Cleverly shows that variety is the spice of life. Loved this couplet….”He loved the tomatoes, the cucumbers too…(…though he passed up the garlic, as all vampires do.)
TITLE Hugo Makes a Change
AUTHOR Scott Emmons
ILLUSTRATOR Mauro Gatti
PUBLISHER Flying Eye Books
ISBN 9781911171218
THEMES Vampires; Food variety
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Funny. Cleverly shows that variety is the spice of life. Loved this couplet….”He loved the tomatoes, the cucumbers too…(…though he passed up the garlic, as all vampires do.)
TITLEHugo Makes a ChangeAUTHORScott EmmonsILLUSTRATORMauro GattiPUBLISHERFlying Eye BooksISBN9781911171218THEMESVampires; Food varietyAGE GROUP4+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSFunny. Cleverly shows that variety is the spice of life. Loved this couplet….”He loved the tomatoes, the cucumbers too…(…though he passed up the garlic, as all vampires do.)
TITLEHugo Makes a Change
AUTHORScott Emmons
ILLUSTRATORMauro Gatti
PUBLISHERFlying Eye Books
ISBN9781911171218
THEMESVampires; Food variety
AGE GROUP4+ years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSFunny. Cleverly shows that variety is the spice of life. Loved this couplet….”He loved the tomatoes, the cucumbers too…(…though he passed up the garlic, as all vampires do.)
TITLE Santa’s Gone Surfing
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Thomas Fitzpatrick
PUBLISHER Koala Books an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781743815663
THEMES Christmas down under
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS The meter could be tighter but the story is funny and engaging taking us around Australia with the emergency Santa in a flying ute pulled by emus when the real Santa decides to go surfing.
TITLE Santa’s Gone Surfing
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Thomas Fitzpatrick
PUBLISHER Koala Books an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781743815663
THEMES Christmas down under
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS The meter could be tighter but the story is funny and engaging taking us around Australia with the emergency Santa in a flying ute pulled by emus when the real Santa decides to go surfing.
TITLE Santa’s Gone Surfing
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Thomas Fitzpatrick
PUBLISHER Koala Books an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781743815663
THEMES Christmas down under
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS The meter could be tighter but the story is funny and engaging taking us around Australia with the emergency Santa in a flying ute pulled by emus when the real Santa decides to go surfing.
TITLESanta’s Gone SurfingAUTHORP CrumbleILLUSTRATORThomas FitzpatrickPUBLISHERKoala Books an imprint of ScholasticISBN9781743815663THEMESChristmas down underAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSThe meter could be tighter but the story is funny and engaging taking us around Australia with the emergency Santa in a flying ute pulled by emus when the real Santa decides to go surfing.
TITLE Santa’s Gone Surfing
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Thomas Fitzpatrick
PUBLISHER Koala Books an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781743815663
THEMES Christmas down under
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS The meter could be tighter but the story is funny and engaging taking us around Australia with the emergency Santa in a flying ute pulled by emus when the real Santa decides to go surfing.
TITLE Santa’s Gone Surfing
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Thomas Fitzpatrick
PUBLISHER Koala Books an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781743815663
THEMES Christmas down under
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS The meter could be tighter but the story is funny and engaging taking us around Australia with the emergency Santa in a flying ute pulled by emus when the real Santa decides to go surfing.
TITLESanta’s Gone SurfingAUTHORP CrumbleILLUSTRATORThomas FitzpatrickPUBLISHERKoala Books an imprint of ScholasticISBN9781743815663THEMESChristmas down underAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSThe meter could be tighter but the story is funny and engaging taking us around Australia with the emergency Santa in a flying ute pulled by emus when the real Santa decides to go surfing.
TITLE Santa’s Gone Surfing
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Thomas Fitzpatrick
PUBLISHER Koala Books an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781743815663
THEMES Christmas down under
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS The meter could be tighter but the story is funny and engaging taking us around Australia with the emergency Santa in a flying ute pulled by emus when the real Santa decides to go surfing.
TITLESanta’s Gone SurfingAUTHORP CrumbleILLUSTRATORThomas FitzpatrickPUBLISHERKoala Books an imprint of ScholasticISBN9781743815663THEMESChristmas down underAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSThe meter could be tighter but the story is funny and engaging taking us around Australia with the emergency Santa in a flying ute pulled by emus when the real Santa decides to go surfing.
TITLESanta’s Gone Surfing
AUTHORP Crumble
ILLUSTRATORThomas Fitzpatrick
PUBLISHERKoala Books an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN9781743815663
THEMESChristmas down under
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSThe meter could be tighter but the story is funny and engaging taking us around Australia with the emergency Santa in a flying ute pulled by emus when the real Santa decides to go surfing.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 647 Monday 16th October 2017
,TITLE A Very Quacky Christmas
AUTHOR Frances Watts
ILLUSTRATOR Ann James
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733329623
THEMES Christmas; perseverance; giving & sharing
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An endearing story about a very determined duck, who with her friends’ help, proves that Christmas is most definitely for animals.
,TITLE A Very Quacky Christmas
AUTHOR Frances Watts
ILLUSTRATOR Ann James
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733329623
THEMES Christmas; perseverance; giving & sharing
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An endearing story about a very determined duck, who with her friends’ help, proves that Christmas is most definitely for animals.
,TITLE A Very Quacky Christmas
AUTHOR Frances Watts
ILLUSTRATOR Ann James
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733329623
THEMES Christmas; perseverance; giving & sharing
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An endearing story about a very determined duck, who with her friends’ help, proves that Christmas is most definitely for animals.
,TITLEA Very Quacky ChristmasAUTHORFrances WattsILLUSTRATORAnn JamesPUBLISHERABC KidsISBN9780733329623THEMESChristmas; perseverance; giving & sharingAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAn endearing story about a very determined duck, who with her friends’ help, proves that Christmas is most definitely for animals.
,TITLE A Very Quacky Christmas
AUTHOR Frances Watts
ILLUSTRATOR Ann James
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733329623
THEMES Christmas; perseverance; giving & sharing
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An endearing story about a very determined duck, who with her friends’ help, proves that Christmas is most definitely for animals.
,TITLE A Very Quacky Christmas
AUTHOR Frances Watts
ILLUSTRATOR Ann James
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733329623
THEMES Christmas; perseverance; giving & sharing
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An endearing story about a very determined duck, who with her friends’ help, proves that Christmas is most definitely for animals.
,TITLEA Very Quacky ChristmasAUTHORFrances WattsILLUSTRATORAnn JamesPUBLISHERABC KidsISBN9780733329623THEMESChristmas; perseverance; giving & sharingAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAn endearing story about a very determined duck, who with her friends’ help, proves that Christmas is most definitely for animals.
,TITLE A Very Quacky Christmas
AUTHOR Frances Watts
ILLUSTRATOR Ann James
PUBLISHER ABC Kids
ISBN 9780733329623
THEMES Christmas; perseverance; giving & sharing
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An endearing story about a very determined duck, who with her friends’ help, proves that Christmas is most definitely for animals.
,TITLEA Very Quacky ChristmasAUTHORFrances WattsILLUSTRATORAnn JamesPUBLISHERABC KidsISBN9780733329623THEMESChristmas; perseverance; giving & sharingAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAn endearing story about a very determined duck, who with her friends’ help, proves that Christmas is most definitely for animals.
,TITLEA Very Quacky Christmas
AUTHORFrances Watts
ILLUSTRATORAnn James
PUBLISHERABC Kids
ISBN9780733329623
THEMESChristmas; perseverance; giving & sharing
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAn endearing story about a very determined duck, who with her friends’ help, proves that Christmas is most definitely for animals.
TITLE Marvin and Marigold – A Christmas Surprise
AUTHOR Mark Carthew
ILLUSTRATOR Simon Prescott
PUBLISHER New Frontier
ISBN 9781925059991
THEMES Christmas; tradition; sharing; decorating the tree
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A lovely story about the magic that happens when you decorate your Christmas tree.
TITLE Marvin and Marigold – A Christmas Surprise
AUTHOR Mark Carthew
ILLUSTRATOR Simon Prescott
PUBLISHER New Frontier
ISBN 9781925059991
THEMES Christmas; tradition; sharing; decorating the tree
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A lovely story about the magic that happens when you decorate your Christmas tree.
TITLE Marvin and Marigold – A Christmas Surprise
AUTHOR Mark Carthew
ILLUSTRATOR Simon Prescott
PUBLISHER New Frontier
ISBN 9781925059991
THEMES Christmas; tradition; sharing; decorating the tree
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A lovely story about the magic that happens when you decorate your Christmas tree.
TITLEMarvin and Marigold – A Christmas SurpriseAUTHORMark CarthewILLUSTRATORSimon PrescottPUBLISHERNew FrontierISBN9781925059991THEMESChristmas; tradition; sharing; decorating the treeAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA lovely story about the magic that happens when you decorate your Christmas tree.
TITLE Marvin and Marigold – A Christmas Surprise
AUTHOR Mark Carthew
ILLUSTRATOR Simon Prescott
PUBLISHER New Frontier
ISBN 9781925059991
THEMES Christmas; tradition; sharing; decorating the tree
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A lovely story about the magic that happens when you decorate your Christmas tree.
TITLE Marvin and Marigold – A Christmas Surprise
AUTHOR Mark Carthew
ILLUSTRATOR Simon Prescott
PUBLISHER New Frontier
ISBN 9781925059991
THEMES Christmas; tradition; sharing; decorating the tree
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A lovely story about the magic that happens when you decorate your Christmas tree.
TITLEMarvin and Marigold – A Christmas SurpriseAUTHORMark CarthewILLUSTRATORSimon PrescottPUBLISHERNew FrontierISBN9781925059991THEMESChristmas; tradition; sharing; decorating the treeAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA lovely story about the magic that happens when you decorate your Christmas tree.
TITLE Marvin and Marigold – A Christmas Surprise
AUTHOR Mark Carthew
ILLUSTRATOR Simon Prescott
PUBLISHER New Frontier
ISBN 9781925059991
THEMES Christmas; tradition; sharing; decorating the tree
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A lovely story about the magic that happens when you decorate your Christmas tree.
TITLEMarvin and Marigold – A Christmas SurpriseAUTHORMark CarthewILLUSTRATORSimon PrescottPUBLISHERNew FrontierISBN9781925059991THEMESChristmas; tradition; sharing; decorating the treeAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA lovely story about the magic that happens when you decorate your Christmas tree.
TITLEMarvin and Marigold – A Christmas Surprise
AUTHORMark Carthew
ILLUSTRATORSimon Prescott
PUBLISHERNew Frontier
ISBN9781925059991
THEMESChristmas; tradition; sharing; decorating the tree
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /108
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA lovely story about the magic that happens when you decorate your Christmas tree.
TITLE The Poesy Ring
AUTHOR Bob Graham
ILLUSTRATOR Bob Graham
PUBLISHER Walker Books UK
ISBN 9781406378276
THEMES Love; treasure; time
AGE GROUP 5+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A softly told story about a lost ring that over many years finds itself where it belongs.
TITLE The Poesy Ring
AUTHOR Bob Graham
ILLUSTRATOR Bob Graham
PUBLISHER Walker Books UK
ISBN 9781406378276
THEMES Love; treasure; time
AGE GROUP 5+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A softly told story about a lost ring that over many years finds itself where it belongs.
TITLE The Poesy Ring
AUTHOR Bob Graham
ILLUSTRATOR Bob Graham
PUBLISHER Walker Books UK
ISBN 9781406378276
THEMES Love; treasure; time
AGE GROUP 5+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A softly told story about a lost ring that over many years finds itself where it belongs.
TITLEThe Poesy RingAUTHORBob GrahamILLUSTRATORBob GrahamPUBLISHERWalker Books UKISBN9781406378276THEMESLove; treasure; timeAGE GROUP5+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA softly told story about a lost ring that over many years finds itself where it belongs.
TITLE The Poesy Ring
AUTHOR Bob Graham
ILLUSTRATOR Bob Graham
PUBLISHER Walker Books UK
ISBN 9781406378276
THEMES Love; treasure; time
AGE GROUP 5+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A softly told story about a lost ring that over many years finds itself where it belongs.
TITLE The Poesy Ring
AUTHOR Bob Graham
ILLUSTRATOR Bob Graham
PUBLISHER Walker Books UK
ISBN 9781406378276
THEMES Love; treasure; time
AGE GROUP 5+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A softly told story about a lost ring that over many years finds itself where it belongs.
TITLEThe Poesy RingAUTHORBob GrahamILLUSTRATORBob GrahamPUBLISHERWalker Books UKISBN9781406378276THEMESLove; treasure; timeAGE GROUP5+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA softly told story about a lost ring that over many years finds itself where it belongs.
TITLE The Poesy Ring
AUTHOR Bob Graham
ILLUSTRATOR Bob Graham
PUBLISHER Walker Books UK
ISBN 9781406378276
THEMES Love; treasure; time
AGE GROUP 5+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A softly told story about a lost ring that over many years finds itself where it belongs.
TITLEThe Poesy RingAUTHORBob GrahamILLUSTRATORBob GrahamPUBLISHERWalker Books UKISBN9781406378276THEMESLove; treasure; timeAGE GROUP5+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA softly told story about a lost ring that over many years finds itself where it belongs.
TITLEThe Poesy Ring
AUTHORBob Graham
ILLUSTRATORBob Graham
PUBLISHERWalker Books UK
ISBN9781406378276
THEMESLove; treasure; time
AGE GROUP5+ years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA softly told story about a lost ring that over many years finds itself where it belongs.
TITLE There’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet
AUTHOR Anh Do
ILLUSTRATOR Heath McKenzie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812495
THEMES Funny; frogs; toilet humour
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes – to be sung
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Lyrics to a song with cd included. The antics a family gets up to trying to remove a frog from the toilet when someone is busting for a pee.
TITLE There’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet
AUTHOR Anh Do
ILLUSTRATOR Heath McKenzie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812495
THEMES Funny; frogs; toilet humour
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes – to be sung
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Lyrics to a song with cd included. The antics a family gets up to trying to remove a frog from the toilet when someone is busting for a pee.
TITLE There’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet
AUTHOR Anh Do
ILLUSTRATOR Heath McKenzie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812495
THEMES Funny; frogs; toilet humour
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes – to be sung
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Lyrics to a song with cd included. The antics a family gets up to trying to remove a frog from the toilet when someone is busting for a pee.
TITLEThere’s a Big Green Frog in the ToiletAUTHORAnh DoILLUSTRATORHeath McKenziePUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743812495THEMESFunny; frogs; toilet humourAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYes – to be sungJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLyrics to a song with cd included. The antics a family gets up to trying to remove a frog from the toilet when someone is busting for a pee.
TITLE There’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet
AUTHOR Anh Do
ILLUSTRATOR Heath McKenzie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812495
THEMES Funny; frogs; toilet humour
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes – to be sung
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Lyrics to a song with cd included. The antics a family gets up to trying to remove a frog from the toilet when someone is busting for a pee.
TITLE There’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet
AUTHOR Anh Do
ILLUSTRATOR Heath McKenzie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812495
THEMES Funny; frogs; toilet humour
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes – to be sung
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Lyrics to a song with cd included. The antics a family gets up to trying to remove a frog from the toilet when someone is busting for a pee.
TITLEThere’s a Big Green Frog in the ToiletAUTHORAnh DoILLUSTRATORHeath McKenziePUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743812495THEMESFunny; frogs; toilet humourAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYes – to be sungJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLyrics to a song with cd included. The antics a family gets up to trying to remove a frog from the toilet when someone is busting for a pee.
TITLE There’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet
AUTHOR Anh Do
ILLUSTRATOR Heath McKenzie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812495
THEMES Funny; frogs; toilet humour
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes – to be sung
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Lyrics to a song with cd included. The antics a family gets up to trying to remove a frog from the toilet when someone is busting for a pee.
TITLEThere’s a Big Green Frog in the ToiletAUTHORAnh DoILLUSTRATORHeath McKenziePUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743812495THEMESFunny; frogs; toilet humourAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYes – to be sungJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLyrics to a song with cd included. The antics a family gets up to trying to remove a frog from the toilet when someone is busting for a pee.
TITLEThere’s a Big Green Frog in the Toilet
AUTHORAnh Do
ILLUSTRATORHeath McKenzie
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781743812495
THEMESFunny; frogs; toilet humour
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMEYes – to be sung
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLyrics to a song with cd included. The antics a family gets up to trying to remove a frog from the toilet when someone is busting for a pee.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 646 Monday 9th October 2017
TITLE When I Grow Up
AUTHOR Tim Minchin
ILLUSTRATOR Steve Antony
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742764955
THEMES Growing up
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Lyrical
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS This one needs to be sung. You can download the song which is about children still wanting to do childish things even when they’re grown up.
TITLE When I Grow Up
AUTHOR Tim Minchin
ILLUSTRATOR Steve Antony
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742764955
THEMES Growing up
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Lyrical
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS This one needs to be sung. You can download the song which is about children still wanting to do childish things even when they’re grown up.
TITLE When I Grow Up
AUTHOR Tim Minchin
ILLUSTRATOR Steve Antony
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742764955
THEMES Growing up
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Lyrical
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS This one needs to be sung. You can download the song which is about children still wanting to do childish things even when they’re grown up.
TITLEWhen I Grow UpAUTHORTim MinchinILLUSTRATORSteve AntonyPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742764955THEMESGrowing upAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMELyricalJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSThis one needs to be sung. You can download the song which is about children still wanting to do childish things even when they’re grown up.
TITLE When I Grow Up
AUTHOR Tim Minchin
ILLUSTRATOR Steve Antony
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742764955
THEMES Growing up
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Lyrical
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS This one needs to be sung. You can download the song which is about children still wanting to do childish things even when they’re grown up.
TITLE When I Grow Up
AUTHOR Tim Minchin
ILLUSTRATOR Steve Antony
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742764955
THEMES Growing up
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Lyrical
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS This one needs to be sung. You can download the song which is about children still wanting to do childish things even when they’re grown up.
TITLEWhen I Grow UpAUTHORTim MinchinILLUSTRATORSteve AntonyPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742764955THEMESGrowing upAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMELyricalJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSThis one needs to be sung. You can download the song which is about children still wanting to do childish things even when they’re grown up.
TITLE When I Grow Up
AUTHOR Tim Minchin
ILLUSTRATOR Steve Antony
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742764955
THEMES Growing up
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Lyrical
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS This one needs to be sung. You can download the song which is about children still wanting to do childish things even when they’re grown up.
TITLEWhen I Grow UpAUTHORTim MinchinILLUSTRATORSteve AntonyPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742764955THEMESGrowing upAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMELyricalJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSThis one needs to be sung. You can download the song which is about children still wanting to do childish things even when they’re grown up.
TITLEWhen I Grow Up
AUTHORTim Minchin
ILLUSTRATORSteve Antony
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781742764955
THEMESGrowing up
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMELyrical
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSThis one needs to be sung. You can download the song which is about children still wanting to do childish things even when they’re grown up.
TITLE Koalas eat gum leaves
AUTHOR Laura Bunting
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991832
THEMES Koalas; gum leaves; ice creams
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Simple, cute, funny. Koalas eat gum leaves and most don’t seem to mind. But one does.
TITLE Koalas eat gum leaves
AUTHOR Laura Bunting
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991832
THEMES Koalas; gum leaves; ice creams
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Simple, cute, funny. Koalas eat gum leaves and most don’t seem to mind. But one does.
TITLE Koalas eat gum leaves
AUTHOR Laura Bunting
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991832
THEMES Koalas; gum leaves; ice creams
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Simple, cute, funny. Koalas eat gum leaves and most don’t seem to mind. But one does.
TITLEKoalas eat gum leavesAUTHORLaura BuntingILLUSTRATORPhilip BuntingPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742991832THEMESKoalas; gum leaves; ice creamsAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSimple, cute, funny. Koalas eat gum leaves and most don’t seem to mind. But one does.
TITLE Koalas eat gum leaves
AUTHOR Laura Bunting
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991832
THEMES Koalas; gum leaves; ice creams
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Simple, cute, funny. Koalas eat gum leaves and most don’t seem to mind. But one does.
TITLE Koalas eat gum leaves
AUTHOR Laura Bunting
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991832
THEMES Koalas; gum leaves; ice creams
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Simple, cute, funny. Koalas eat gum leaves and most don’t seem to mind. But one does.
TITLEKoalas eat gum leavesAUTHORLaura BuntingILLUSTRATORPhilip BuntingPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742991832THEMESKoalas; gum leaves; ice creamsAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSimple, cute, funny. Koalas eat gum leaves and most don’t seem to mind. But one does.
TITLE Koalas eat gum leaves
AUTHOR Laura Bunting
ILLUSTRATOR Philip Bunting
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991832
THEMES Koalas; gum leaves; ice creams
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Simple, cute, funny. Koalas eat gum leaves and most don’t seem to mind. But one does.
TITLEKoalas eat gum leavesAUTHORLaura BuntingILLUSTRATORPhilip BuntingPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742991832THEMESKoalas; gum leaves; ice creamsAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSimple, cute, funny. Koalas eat gum leaves and most don’t seem to mind. But one does.
TITLEKoalas eat gum leaves
AUTHORLaura Bunting
ILLUSTRATORPhilip Bunting
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781742991832
THEMESKoalas; gum leaves; ice creams
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSimple, cute, funny. Koalas eat gum leaves and most don’t seem to mind. But one does.
TITLE The Ugly Five
AUTHOR Julia Donaldson
ILLUSTRATOR Alex Scheffler
PUBLISHER Scholastic UK
ISBN 9781407174198
THEMES African animals; beauty; ugliness
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Brilliant. Loved it. A telling tale about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, in this case the children.
TITLE The Ugly Five
AUTHOR Julia Donaldson
ILLUSTRATOR Alex Scheffler
PUBLISHER Scholastic UK
ISBN 9781407174198
THEMES African animals; beauty; ugliness
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Brilliant. Loved it. A telling tale about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, in this case the children.
TITLE The Ugly Five
AUTHOR Julia Donaldson
ILLUSTRATOR Alex Scheffler
PUBLISHER Scholastic UK
ISBN 9781407174198
THEMES African animals; beauty; ugliness
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Brilliant. Loved it. A telling tale about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, in this case the children.
TITLEThe Ugly FiveAUTHORJulia DonaldsonILLUSTRATORAlex SchefflerPUBLISHERScholastic UKISBN9781407174198THEMESAfrican animals; beauty; uglinessAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /109.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSBrilliant. Loved it. A telling tale about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, in this case the children.
TITLE The Ugly Five
AUTHOR Julia Donaldson
ILLUSTRATOR Alex Scheffler
PUBLISHER Scholastic UK
ISBN 9781407174198
THEMES African animals; beauty; ugliness
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Brilliant. Loved it. A telling tale about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, in this case the children.
TITLE The Ugly Five
AUTHOR Julia Donaldson
ILLUSTRATOR Alex Scheffler
PUBLISHER Scholastic UK
ISBN 9781407174198
THEMES African animals; beauty; ugliness
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Brilliant. Loved it. A telling tale about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, in this case the children.
TITLEThe Ugly FiveAUTHORJulia DonaldsonILLUSTRATORAlex SchefflerPUBLISHERScholastic UKISBN9781407174198THEMESAfrican animals; beauty; uglinessAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /109.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSBrilliant. Loved it. A telling tale about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, in this case the children.
TITLE The Ugly Five
AUTHOR Julia Donaldson
ILLUSTRATOR Alex Scheffler
PUBLISHER Scholastic UK
ISBN 9781407174198
THEMES African animals; beauty; ugliness
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Brilliant. Loved it. A telling tale about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, in this case the children.
TITLEThe Ugly FiveAUTHORJulia DonaldsonILLUSTRATORAlex SchefflerPUBLISHERScholastic UKISBN9781407174198THEMESAfrican animals; beauty; uglinessAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /109.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSBrilliant. Loved it. A telling tale about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, in this case the children.
TITLEThe Ugly Five
AUTHORJulia Donaldson
ILLUSTRATORAlex Scheffler
PUBLISHERScholastic UK
ISBN9781407174198
THEMESAfrican animals; beauty; ugliness
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /109.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSBrilliant. Loved it. A telling tale about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, in this case the children.
TITLE The Bum Book
AUTHOR Kate Mayes
ILLUSTRATOR Andrew Joyner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733332197
THEMES Bums
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Gotta love a bum book and this is a tastefully done bum book. Cute. Everybody has a bum. Bum, bum, bum, bum 🙂
TITLE The Bum Book
AUTHOR Kate Mayes
ILLUSTRATOR Andrew Joyner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733332197
THEMES Bums
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Gotta love a bum book and this is a tastefully done bum book. Cute. Everybody has a bum. Bum, bum, bum, bum 🙂
TITLE The Bum Book
AUTHOR Kate Mayes
ILLUSTRATOR Andrew Joyner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733332197
THEMES Bums
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Gotta love a bum book and this is a tastefully done bum book. Cute. Everybody has a bum. Bum, bum, bum, bum 🙂
TITLEThe Bum BookAUTHORKate MayesILLUSTRATORAndrew JoynerPUBLISHERABC BooksISBN9780733332197THEMESBumsAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGotta love a bum book and this is a tastefully done bum book. Cute. Everybody has a bum. Bum, bum, bum, bum 🙂
TITLE The Bum Book
AUTHOR Kate Mayes
ILLUSTRATOR Andrew Joyner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733332197
THEMES Bums
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Gotta love a bum book and this is a tastefully done bum book. Cute. Everybody has a bum. Bum, bum, bum, bum 🙂
TITLE The Bum Book
AUTHOR Kate Mayes
ILLUSTRATOR Andrew Joyner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733332197
THEMES Bums
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Gotta love a bum book and this is a tastefully done bum book. Cute. Everybody has a bum. Bum, bum, bum, bum 🙂
TITLEThe Bum BookAUTHORKate MayesILLUSTRATORAndrew JoynerPUBLISHERABC BooksISBN9780733332197THEMESBumsAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGotta love a bum book and this is a tastefully done bum book. Cute. Everybody has a bum. Bum, bum, bum, bum 🙂
TITLE The Bum Book
AUTHOR Kate Mayes
ILLUSTRATOR Andrew Joyner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733332197
THEMES Bums
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Gotta love a bum book and this is a tastefully done bum book. Cute. Everybody has a bum. Bum, bum, bum, bum 🙂
TITLEThe Bum BookAUTHORKate MayesILLUSTRATORAndrew JoynerPUBLISHERABC BooksISBN9780733332197THEMESBumsAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGotta love a bum book and this is a tastefully done bum book. Cute. Everybody has a bum. Bum, bum, bum, bum 🙂
TITLEThe Bum Book
AUTHORKate Mayes
ILLUSTRATORAndrew Joyner
PUBLISHERABC Books
ISBN9780733332197
THEMESBums
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGotta love a bum book and this is a tastefully done bum book. Cute. Everybody has a bum. Bum, bum, bum, bum 🙂
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 645 Monday 2nd October 2017
TITLE Koala Bare
AUTHOR Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books
ISBN 9781460751619
THEMES Animals; Aussie Animals; Bears; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An amusing look at the misconception that the Aussie Koala is a bear. My favourite couplet reads…

I don’t need to hibernate!
Come on, now –
WAKE UP, MATE!
TITLE Koala Bare
AUTHOR Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books
ISBN 9781460751619
THEMES Animals; Aussie Animals; Bears; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An amusing look at the misconception that the Aussie Koala is a bear. My favourite couplet reads…

I don’t need to hibernate!
Come on, now –
WAKE UP, MATE!
TITLE Koala Bare
AUTHOR Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books
ISBN 9781460751619
THEMES Animals; Aussie Animals; Bears; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An amusing look at the misconception that the Aussie Koala is a bear. My favourite couplet reads…

I don’t need to hibernate!
Come on, now –
WAKE UP, MATE!
TITLEKoala BareAUTHORJackie FrenchILLUSTRATORMatt ShanksPUBLISHERAngus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s BooksISBN9781460751619THEMESAnimals; Aussie Animals; Bears; FunnyAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAn amusing look at the misconception that the Aussie Koala is a bear. My favourite couplet reads…

I don’t need to hibernate!
Come on, now –
WAKE UP, MATE!
TITLE Koala Bare
AUTHOR Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books
ISBN 9781460751619
THEMES Animals; Aussie Animals; Bears; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An amusing look at the misconception that the Aussie Koala is a bear. My favourite couplet reads…

I don’t need to hibernate!
Come on, now –
WAKE UP, MATE!
TITLE Koala Bare
AUTHOR Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books
ISBN 9781460751619
THEMES Animals; Aussie Animals; Bears; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An amusing look at the misconception that the Aussie Koala is a bear. My favourite couplet reads…

I don’t need to hibernate!
Come on, now –
WAKE UP, MATE!
TITLEKoala BareAUTHORJackie FrenchILLUSTRATORMatt ShanksPUBLISHERAngus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s BooksISBN9781460751619THEMESAnimals; Aussie Animals; Bears; FunnyAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAn amusing look at the misconception that the Aussie Koala is a bear. My favourite couplet reads…

I don’t need to hibernate!
Come on, now –
WAKE UP, MATE!
TITLE Koala Bare
AUTHOR Jackie French
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Angus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books
ISBN 9781460751619
THEMES Animals; Aussie Animals; Bears; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS An amusing look at the misconception that the Aussie Koala is a bear. My favourite couplet reads…

I don’t need to hibernate!
Come on, now –
WAKE UP, MATE!
TITLEKoala BareAUTHORJackie FrenchILLUSTRATORMatt ShanksPUBLISHERAngus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s BooksISBN9781460751619THEMESAnimals; Aussie Animals; Bears; FunnyAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAn amusing look at the misconception that the Aussie Koala is a bear. My favourite couplet reads…

I don’t need to hibernate!
Come on, now –
WAKE UP, MATE!
TITLEKoala Bare
AUTHORJackie French
ILLUSTRATORMatt Shanks
PUBLISHERAngus & Robertson an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books
ISBN9781460751619
THEMESAnimals; Aussie Animals; Bears; Funny
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /108
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAn amusing look at the misconception that the Aussie Koala is a bear. My favourite couplet reads…

I don’t need to hibernate!
Come on, now –
WAKE UP, MATE!
TITLE Father Christmas Heard a Fart
AUTHOR Olaf Falafel
ILLUSTRATOR Olaf Falafel
PUBLISHER HarperCollins UK
ISBN 9780008244316
THEMES Christmas; Farting; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sung to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Funny if you like bottom jokes.
TITLE Father Christmas Heard a Fart
AUTHOR Olaf Falafel
ILLUSTRATOR Olaf Falafel
PUBLISHER HarperCollins UK
ISBN 9780008244316
THEMES Christmas; Farting; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sung to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Funny if you like bottom jokes.
TITLE Father Christmas Heard a Fart
AUTHOR Olaf Falafel
ILLUSTRATOR Olaf Falafel
PUBLISHER HarperCollins UK
ISBN 9780008244316
THEMES Christmas; Farting; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sung to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Funny if you like bottom jokes.
TITLEFather Christmas Heard a FartAUTHOROlaf FalafelILLUSTRATOROlaf FalafelPUBLISHERHarperCollins UKISBN9780008244316THEMESChristmas; Farting; FunnyAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSung to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Funny if you like bottom jokes.
TITLE Father Christmas Heard a Fart
AUTHOR Olaf Falafel
ILLUSTRATOR Olaf Falafel
PUBLISHER HarperCollins UK
ISBN 9780008244316
THEMES Christmas; Farting; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sung to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Funny if you like bottom jokes.
TITLE Father Christmas Heard a Fart
AUTHOR Olaf Falafel
ILLUSTRATOR Olaf Falafel
PUBLISHER HarperCollins UK
ISBN 9780008244316
THEMES Christmas; Farting; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sung to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Funny if you like bottom jokes.
TITLEFather Christmas Heard a FartAUTHOROlaf FalafelILLUSTRATOROlaf FalafelPUBLISHERHarperCollins UKISBN9780008244316THEMESChristmas; Farting; FunnyAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSung to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Funny if you like bottom jokes.
TITLE Father Christmas Heard a Fart
AUTHOR Olaf Falafel
ILLUSTRATOR Olaf Falafel
PUBLISHER HarperCollins UK
ISBN 9780008244316
THEMES Christmas; Farting; Funny
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sung to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Funny if you like bottom jokes.
TITLEFather Christmas Heard a FartAUTHOROlaf FalafelILLUSTRATOROlaf FalafelPUBLISHERHarperCollins UKISBN9780008244316THEMESChristmas; Farting; FunnyAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSung to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Funny if you like bottom jokes.
TITLEFather Christmas Heard a Fart
AUTHOROlaf Falafel
ILLUSTRATOROlaf Falafel
PUBLISHERHarperCollins UK
ISBN9780008244316
THEMESChristmas; Farting; Funny
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSung to the tune of ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. Funny if you like bottom jokes.
TITLE Lullaby and Goodnight An Australian Lullaby
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Kim Dale
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276331
THEMES Aussie Animals; Lullaby
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS With bonus CD – the book can be also be sung. Ten verses illustrate ten Australian animals delivering loving sentiments to their young ones.
TITLE Lullaby and Goodnight An Australian Lullaby
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Kim Dale
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276331
THEMES Aussie Animals; Lullaby
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS With bonus CD – the book can be also be sung. Ten verses illustrate ten Australian animals delivering loving sentiments to their young ones.
TITLE Lullaby and Goodnight An Australian Lullaby
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Kim Dale
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276331
THEMES Aussie Animals; Lullaby
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS With bonus CD – the book can be also be sung. Ten verses illustrate ten Australian animals delivering loving sentiments to their young ones.
TITLELullaby and Goodnight An Australian LullabyAUTHORP CrumbleILLUSTRATORKim DalePUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760276331THEMESAussie Animals; LullabyAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWith bonus CD – the book can be also be sung. Ten verses illustrate ten Australian animals delivering loving sentiments to their young ones.
TITLE Lullaby and Goodnight An Australian Lullaby
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Kim Dale
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276331
THEMES Aussie Animals; Lullaby
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS With bonus CD – the book can be also be sung. Ten verses illustrate ten Australian animals delivering loving sentiments to their young ones.
TITLE Lullaby and Goodnight An Australian Lullaby
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Kim Dale
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276331
THEMES Aussie Animals; Lullaby
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS With bonus CD – the book can be also be sung. Ten verses illustrate ten Australian animals delivering loving sentiments to their young ones.
TITLELullaby and Goodnight An Australian LullabyAUTHORP CrumbleILLUSTRATORKim DalePUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760276331THEMESAussie Animals; LullabyAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWith bonus CD – the book can be also be sung. Ten verses illustrate ten Australian animals delivering loving sentiments to their young ones.
TITLE Lullaby and Goodnight An Australian Lullaby
AUTHOR P Crumble
ILLUSTRATOR Kim Dale
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276331
THEMES Aussie Animals; Lullaby
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS With bonus CD – the book can be also be sung. Ten verses illustrate ten Australian animals delivering loving sentiments to their young ones.
TITLELullaby and Goodnight An Australian LullabyAUTHORP CrumbleILLUSTRATORKim DalePUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760276331THEMESAussie Animals; LullabyAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWith bonus CD – the book can be also be sung. Ten verses illustrate ten Australian animals delivering loving sentiments to their young ones.
TITLELullaby and Goodnight An Australian Lullaby
AUTHORP Crumble
ILLUSTRATORKim Dale
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781760276331
THEMESAussie Animals; Lullaby
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWith bonus CD – the book can be also be sung. Ten verses illustrate ten Australian animals delivering loving sentiments to their young ones.
TITLE Aussie Legends Alphabet
AUTHOR Beck Feiner
ILLUSTRATOR Beck Feiner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733338946
THEMES Aussie Legends; Alphabet;
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A wonderful collection of Aussie icons from Adam Goodes to Yothu Yindi with more detailed facts in the back.
TITLE Aussie Legends Alphabet
AUTHOR Beck Feiner
ILLUSTRATOR Beck Feiner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733338946
THEMES Aussie Legends; Alphabet;
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A wonderful collection of Aussie icons from Adam Goodes to Yothu Yindi with more detailed facts in the back.
TITLE Aussie Legends Alphabet
AUTHOR Beck Feiner
ILLUSTRATOR Beck Feiner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733338946
THEMES Aussie Legends; Alphabet;
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A wonderful collection of Aussie icons from Adam Goodes to Yothu Yindi with more detailed facts in the back.
TITLEAussie Legends AlphabetAUTHORBeck FeinerILLUSTRATORBeck FeinerPUBLISHERABC BooksISBN9780733338946THEMESAussie Legends; Alphabet;AGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA wonderful collection of Aussie icons from Adam Goodes to Yothu Yindi with more detailed facts in the back.
TITLE Aussie Legends Alphabet
AUTHOR Beck Feiner
ILLUSTRATOR Beck Feiner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733338946
THEMES Aussie Legends; Alphabet;
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A wonderful collection of Aussie icons from Adam Goodes to Yothu Yindi with more detailed facts in the back.
TITLE Aussie Legends Alphabet
AUTHOR Beck Feiner
ILLUSTRATOR Beck Feiner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733338946
THEMES Aussie Legends; Alphabet;
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A wonderful collection of Aussie icons from Adam Goodes to Yothu Yindi with more detailed facts in the back.
TITLEAussie Legends AlphabetAUTHORBeck FeinerILLUSTRATORBeck FeinerPUBLISHERABC BooksISBN9780733338946THEMESAussie Legends; Alphabet;AGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA wonderful collection of Aussie icons from Adam Goodes to Yothu Yindi with more detailed facts in the back.
TITLE Aussie Legends Alphabet
AUTHOR Beck Feiner
ILLUSTRATOR Beck Feiner
PUBLISHER ABC Books
ISBN 9780733338946
THEMES Aussie Legends; Alphabet;
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A wonderful collection of Aussie icons from Adam Goodes to Yothu Yindi with more detailed facts in the back.
TITLEAussie Legends AlphabetAUTHORBeck FeinerILLUSTRATORBeck FeinerPUBLISHERABC BooksISBN9780733338946THEMESAussie Legends; Alphabet;AGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA wonderful collection of Aussie icons from Adam Goodes to Yothu Yindi with more detailed facts in the back.
TITLEAussie Legends Alphabet
AUTHORBeck Feiner
ILLUSTRATORBeck Feiner
PUBLISHERABC Books
ISBN9780733338946
THEMESAussie Legends; Alphabet;
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA wonderful collection of Aussie icons from Adam Goodes to Yothu Yindi with more detailed facts in the back.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 643 Monday 4th September 2017
TITLE Ruben
AUTHOR Bruce Whatley
ILLUSTRATOR Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743810354
THEMES Survival; hope; friendship;
AGE GROUP 8-12 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stunningly illustrated Ruben shows us an uncomfortable world where industry has taken over with little regard for humanity. What is left is depicted by two characters, Ruben and Koji – children who desperately want to escape.
TITLE Ruben
AUTHOR Bruce Whatley
ILLUSTRATOR Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743810354
THEMES Survival; hope; friendship;
AGE GROUP 8-12 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stunningly illustrated Ruben shows us an uncomfortable world where industry has taken over with little regard for humanity. What is left is depicted by two characters, Ruben and Koji – children who desperately want to escape.
TITLE Ruben
AUTHOR Bruce Whatley
ILLUSTRATOR Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743810354
THEMES Survival; hope; friendship;
AGE GROUP 8-12 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stunningly illustrated Ruben shows us an uncomfortable world where industry has taken over with little regard for humanity. What is left is depicted by two characters, Ruben and Koji – children who desperately want to escape.
TITLERubenAUTHORBruce WhatleyILLUSTRATORBruce WhatleyPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743810354THEMESSurvival; hope; friendship;AGE GROUP8-12 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSStunningly illustrated Ruben shows us an uncomfortable world where industry has taken over with little regard for humanity. What is left is depicted by two characters, Ruben and Koji – children who desperately want to escape.
TITLE Ruben
AUTHOR Bruce Whatley
ILLUSTRATOR Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743810354
THEMES Survival; hope; friendship;
AGE GROUP 8-12 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stunningly illustrated Ruben shows us an uncomfortable world where industry has taken over with little regard for humanity. What is left is depicted by two characters, Ruben and Koji – children who desperately want to escape.
TITLE Ruben
AUTHOR Bruce Whatley
ILLUSTRATOR Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743810354
THEMES Survival; hope; friendship;
AGE GROUP 8-12 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stunningly illustrated Ruben shows us an uncomfortable world where industry has taken over with little regard for humanity. What is left is depicted by two characters, Ruben and Koji – children who desperately want to escape.
TITLERubenAUTHORBruce WhatleyILLUSTRATORBruce WhatleyPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743810354THEMESSurvival; hope; friendship;AGE GROUP8-12 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSStunningly illustrated Ruben shows us an uncomfortable world where industry has taken over with little regard for humanity. What is left is depicted by two characters, Ruben and Koji – children who desperately want to escape.
TITLE Ruben
AUTHOR Bruce Whatley
ILLUSTRATOR Bruce Whatley
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743810354
THEMES Survival; hope; friendship;
AGE GROUP 8-12 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stunningly illustrated Ruben shows us an uncomfortable world where industry has taken over with little regard for humanity. What is left is depicted by two characters, Ruben and Koji – children who desperately want to escape.
TITLERubenAUTHORBruce WhatleyILLUSTRATORBruce WhatleyPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743810354THEMESSurvival; hope; friendship;AGE GROUP8-12 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSStunningly illustrated Ruben shows us an uncomfortable world where industry has taken over with little regard for humanity. What is left is depicted by two characters, Ruben and Koji – children who desperately want to escape.
TITLERuben
AUTHORBruce Whatley
ILLUSTRATORBruce Whatley
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781743810354
THEMESSurvival; hope; friendship;
AGE GROUP8-12 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSStunningly illustrated Ruben shows us an uncomfortable world where industry has taken over with little regard for humanity. What is left is depicted by two characters, Ruben and Koji – children who desperately want to escape.
TITLE Even Fairies Fart
AUTHOR Jennifer Stinson
ILLUSTRATOR Rebecca Ashdown
PUBLISHER HarperCollins
ISBN 9780062436238
THEMES Perfection; imperfection; being loveable acceptance; fairy tales vs reality
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Being loveable is not about being perfect.
TITLE Even Fairies Fart
AUTHOR Jennifer Stinson
ILLUSTRATOR Rebecca Ashdown
PUBLISHER HarperCollins
ISBN 9780062436238
THEMES Perfection; imperfection; being loveable acceptance; fairy tales vs reality
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Being loveable is not about being perfect.
TITLE Even Fairies Fart
AUTHOR Jennifer Stinson
ILLUSTRATOR Rebecca Ashdown
PUBLISHER HarperCollins
ISBN 9780062436238
THEMES Perfection; imperfection; being loveable acceptance; fairy tales vs reality
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Being loveable is not about being perfect.
TITLEEven Fairies FartAUTHORJennifer StinsonILLUSTRATORRebecca AshdownPUBLISHERHarperCollinsISBN9780062436238THEMESPerfection; imperfection; being loveable acceptance; fairy tales vs realityAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSBeing loveable is not about being perfect.
TITLE Even Fairies Fart
AUTHOR Jennifer Stinson
ILLUSTRATOR Rebecca Ashdown
PUBLISHER HarperCollins
ISBN 9780062436238
THEMES Perfection; imperfection; being loveable acceptance; fairy tales vs reality
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Being loveable is not about being perfect.
TITLE Even Fairies Fart
AUTHOR Jennifer Stinson
ILLUSTRATOR Rebecca Ashdown
PUBLISHER HarperCollins
ISBN 9780062436238
THEMES Perfection; imperfection; being loveable acceptance; fairy tales vs reality
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Being loveable is not about being perfect.
TITLEEven Fairies FartAUTHORJennifer StinsonILLUSTRATORRebecca AshdownPUBLISHERHarperCollinsISBN9780062436238THEMESPerfection; imperfection; being loveable acceptance; fairy tales vs realityAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSBeing loveable is not about being perfect.
TITLE Even Fairies Fart
AUTHOR Jennifer Stinson
ILLUSTRATOR Rebecca Ashdown
PUBLISHER HarperCollins
ISBN 9780062436238
THEMES Perfection; imperfection; being loveable acceptance; fairy tales vs reality
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Being loveable is not about being perfect.
TITLEEven Fairies FartAUTHORJennifer StinsonILLUSTRATORRebecca AshdownPUBLISHERHarperCollinsISBN9780062436238THEMESPerfection; imperfection; being loveable acceptance; fairy tales vs realityAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSBeing loveable is not about being perfect.
TITLEEven Fairies Fart
AUTHORJennifer Stinson
ILLUSTRATORRebecca Ashdown
PUBLISHERHarperCollins
ISBN9780062436238
THEMESPerfection; imperfection; being loveable acceptance; fairy tales vs reality
AGE GROUP4 – 7 years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /108
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSBeing loveable is not about being perfect.
TITLE The Great Rabbit Chase
AUTHOR Freya Blackwood
ILLUSTRATOR Freya Blackwood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811641
THEMES Rabbits; community; family
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A tale of soft innocence is how I’d describe this book. Follow Gumboots the rabbit on one of his many escapes along with half the town. And afterwards turn to the end pages to play a board game that follows Gumboots’ tracks.
TITLE The Great Rabbit Chase
AUTHOR Freya Blackwood
ILLUSTRATOR Freya Blackwood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811641
THEMES Rabbits; community; family
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A tale of soft innocence is how I’d describe this book. Follow Gumboots the rabbit on one of his many escapes along with half the town. And afterwards turn to the end pages to play a board game that follows Gumboots’ tracks.
TITLE The Great Rabbit Chase
AUTHOR Freya Blackwood
ILLUSTRATOR Freya Blackwood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811641
THEMES Rabbits; community; family
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A tale of soft innocence is how I’d describe this book. Follow Gumboots the rabbit on one of his many escapes along with half the town. And afterwards turn to the end pages to play a board game that follows Gumboots’ tracks.
TITLEThe Great Rabbit ChaseAUTHORFreya BlackwoodILLUSTRATORFreya BlackwoodPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743811641THEMESRabbits; community; familyAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA tale of soft innocence is how I’d describe this book. Follow Gumboots the rabbit on one of his many escapes along with half the town. And afterwards turn to the end pages to play a board game that follows Gumboots’ tracks.
TITLE The Great Rabbit Chase
AUTHOR Freya Blackwood
ILLUSTRATOR Freya Blackwood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811641
THEMES Rabbits; community; family
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A tale of soft innocence is how I’d describe this book. Follow Gumboots the rabbit on one of his many escapes along with half the town. And afterwards turn to the end pages to play a board game that follows Gumboots’ tracks.
TITLE The Great Rabbit Chase
AUTHOR Freya Blackwood
ILLUSTRATOR Freya Blackwood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811641
THEMES Rabbits; community; family
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A tale of soft innocence is how I’d describe this book. Follow Gumboots the rabbit on one of his many escapes along with half the town. And afterwards turn to the end pages to play a board game that follows Gumboots’ tracks.
TITLEThe Great Rabbit ChaseAUTHORFreya BlackwoodILLUSTRATORFreya BlackwoodPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743811641THEMESRabbits; community; familyAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA tale of soft innocence is how I’d describe this book. Follow Gumboots the rabbit on one of his many escapes along with half the town. And afterwards turn to the end pages to play a board game that follows Gumboots’ tracks.
TITLE The Great Rabbit Chase
AUTHOR Freya Blackwood
ILLUSTRATOR Freya Blackwood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811641
THEMES Rabbits; community; family
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A tale of soft innocence is how I’d describe this book. Follow Gumboots the rabbit on one of his many escapes along with half the town. And afterwards turn to the end pages to play a board game that follows Gumboots’ tracks.
TITLEThe Great Rabbit ChaseAUTHORFreya BlackwoodILLUSTRATORFreya BlackwoodPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743811641THEMESRabbits; community; familyAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA tale of soft innocence is how I’d describe this book. Follow Gumboots the rabbit on one of his many escapes along with half the town. And afterwards turn to the end pages to play a board game that follows Gumboots’ tracks.
TITLEThe Great Rabbit Chase
AUTHORFreya Blackwood
ILLUSTRATORFreya Blackwood
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781743811641
THEMESRabbits; community; family
AGE GROUP4 – 8 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA tale of soft innocence is how I’d describe this book. Follow Gumboots the rabbit on one of his many escapes along with half the town. And afterwards turn to the end pages to play a board game that follows Gumboots’ tracks.
TITLE The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse
AUTHOR Mac Barnett
ILLUSTRATOR Jon Klassen
PUBLISHER Walker Books
ISBN 9781406377798
THEMES Fear; Attitude; making the most of sticky situations; optimism; cooperation; compromise; howling wolves
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Love it! Favourite quote – “I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” The lesson I took away – What terrifies you most? Go and live there!
TITLE The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse
AUTHOR Mac Barnett
ILLUSTRATOR Jon Klassen
PUBLISHER Walker Books
ISBN 9781406377798
THEMES Fear; Attitude; making the most of sticky situations; optimism; cooperation; compromise; howling wolves
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Love it! Favourite quote – “I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” The lesson I took away – What terrifies you most? Go and live there!
TITLE The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse
AUTHOR Mac Barnett
ILLUSTRATOR Jon Klassen
PUBLISHER Walker Books
ISBN 9781406377798
THEMES Fear; Attitude; making the most of sticky situations; optimism; cooperation; compromise; howling wolves
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Love it! Favourite quote – “I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” The lesson I took away – What terrifies you most? Go and live there!
TITLEThe Wolf, the Duck & the MouseAUTHORMac BarnettILLUSTRATORJon KlassenPUBLISHERWalker BooksISBN9781406377798THEMESFear; Attitude; making the most of sticky situations; optimism; cooperation; compromise; howling wolvesAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /109JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLove it! Favourite quote – “I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” The lesson I took away – What terrifies you most? Go and live there!
TITLE The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse
AUTHOR Mac Barnett
ILLUSTRATOR Jon Klassen
PUBLISHER Walker Books
ISBN 9781406377798
THEMES Fear; Attitude; making the most of sticky situations; optimism; cooperation; compromise; howling wolves
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Love it! Favourite quote – “I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” The lesson I took away – What terrifies you most? Go and live there!
TITLE The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse
AUTHOR Mac Barnett
ILLUSTRATOR Jon Klassen
PUBLISHER Walker Books
ISBN 9781406377798
THEMES Fear; Attitude; making the most of sticky situations; optimism; cooperation; compromise; howling wolves
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Love it! Favourite quote – “I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” The lesson I took away – What terrifies you most? Go and live there!
TITLEThe Wolf, the Duck & the MouseAUTHORMac BarnettILLUSTRATORJon KlassenPUBLISHERWalker BooksISBN9781406377798THEMESFear; Attitude; making the most of sticky situations; optimism; cooperation; compromise; howling wolvesAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /109JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLove it! Favourite quote – “I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” The lesson I took away – What terrifies you most? Go and live there!
TITLE The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse
AUTHOR Mac Barnett
ILLUSTRATOR Jon Klassen
PUBLISHER Walker Books
ISBN 9781406377798
THEMES Fear; Attitude; making the most of sticky situations; optimism; cooperation; compromise; howling wolves
AGE GROUP 3+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 9
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Love it! Favourite quote – “I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” The lesson I took away – What terrifies you most? Go and live there!
TITLEThe Wolf, the Duck & the MouseAUTHORMac BarnettILLUSTRATORJon KlassenPUBLISHERWalker BooksISBN9781406377798THEMESFear; Attitude; making the most of sticky situations; optimism; cooperation; compromise; howling wolvesAGE GROUP3+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /109JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLove it! Favourite quote – “I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” The lesson I took away – What terrifies you most? Go and live there!
TITLEThe Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse
AUTHORMac Barnett
ILLUSTRATORJon Klassen
PUBLISHERWalker Books
ISBN9781406377798
THEMESFear; Attitude; making the most of sticky situations; optimism; cooperation; compromise; howling wolves
AGE GROUP3+ years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /109
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLove it! Favourite quote – “I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” The lesson I took away – What terrifies you most? Go and live there!
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 642 Monday 28th August 2017
TITLE Rodney Loses It!
AUTHOR Michael Gerard Bauer
ILLUSTRATOR Chrissie Krebs
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991900
THEMES Drawing; favourite things; loss; tantrums; funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Poor Rodney cannot cope when his favourite pen (Penny) goes missing. A wonderfully funny story about the resulting temper tantrum.
TITLE Rodney Loses It!
AUTHOR Michael Gerard Bauer
ILLUSTRATOR Chrissie Krebs
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991900
THEMES Drawing; favourite things; loss; tantrums; funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Poor Rodney cannot cope when his favourite pen (Penny) goes missing. A wonderfully funny story about the resulting temper tantrum.
TITLE Rodney Loses It!
AUTHOR Michael Gerard Bauer
ILLUSTRATOR Chrissie Krebs
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991900
THEMES Drawing; favourite things; loss; tantrums; funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Poor Rodney cannot cope when his favourite pen (Penny) goes missing. A wonderfully funny story about the resulting temper tantrum.
TITLERodney Loses It!AUTHORMichael Gerard BauerILLUSTRATORChrissie KrebsPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742991900THEMESDrawing; favourite things; loss; tantrums; funnyAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSPoor Rodney cannot cope when his favourite pen (Penny) goes missing. A wonderfully funny story about the resulting temper tantrum.
TITLE Rodney Loses It!
AUTHOR Michael Gerard Bauer
ILLUSTRATOR Chrissie Krebs
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991900
THEMES Drawing; favourite things; loss; tantrums; funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Poor Rodney cannot cope when his favourite pen (Penny) goes missing. A wonderfully funny story about the resulting temper tantrum.
TITLE Rodney Loses It!
AUTHOR Michael Gerard Bauer
ILLUSTRATOR Chrissie Krebs
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991900
THEMES Drawing; favourite things; loss; tantrums; funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Poor Rodney cannot cope when his favourite pen (Penny) goes missing. A wonderfully funny story about the resulting temper tantrum.
TITLERodney Loses It!AUTHORMichael Gerard BauerILLUSTRATORChrissie KrebsPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742991900THEMESDrawing; favourite things; loss; tantrums; funnyAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSPoor Rodney cannot cope when his favourite pen (Penny) goes missing. A wonderfully funny story about the resulting temper tantrum.
TITLE Rodney Loses It!
AUTHOR Michael Gerard Bauer
ILLUSTRATOR Chrissie Krebs
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991900
THEMES Drawing; favourite things; loss; tantrums; funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Poor Rodney cannot cope when his favourite pen (Penny) goes missing. A wonderfully funny story about the resulting temper tantrum.
TITLERodney Loses It!AUTHORMichael Gerard BauerILLUSTRATORChrissie KrebsPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781742991900THEMESDrawing; favourite things; loss; tantrums; funnyAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSPoor Rodney cannot cope when his favourite pen (Penny) goes missing. A wonderfully funny story about the resulting temper tantrum.
TITLERodney Loses It!
AUTHORMichael Gerard Bauer
ILLUSTRATORChrissie Krebs
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781742991900
THEMESDrawing; favourite things; loss; tantrums; funny
AGE GROUP4 – 8 years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSPoor Rodney cannot cope when his favourite pen (Penny) goes missing. A wonderfully funny story about the resulting temper tantrum.
TITLE Pig the Star
AUTHOR Aaron Blabey
ILLUSTRATOR Aaron Blabey
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812754
THEMES Showing off; tantrums; justice
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Another hilarious addition to the Pig the Pug books.
TITLE Pig the Star
AUTHOR Aaron Blabey
ILLUSTRATOR Aaron Blabey
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812754
THEMES Showing off; tantrums; justice
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Another hilarious addition to the Pig the Pug books.
TITLE Pig the Star
AUTHOR Aaron Blabey
ILLUSTRATOR Aaron Blabey
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812754
THEMES Showing off; tantrums; justice
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Another hilarious addition to the Pig the Pug books.
TITLEPig the StarAUTHORAaron BlabeyILLUSTRATORAaron BlabeyPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743812754THEMESShowing off; tantrums; justiceAGE GROUP3 – 7 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAnother hilarious addition to the Pig the Pug books.
TITLE Pig the Star
AUTHOR Aaron Blabey
ILLUSTRATOR Aaron Blabey
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812754
THEMES Showing off; tantrums; justice
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Another hilarious addition to the Pig the Pug books.
TITLE Pig the Star
AUTHOR Aaron Blabey
ILLUSTRATOR Aaron Blabey
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812754
THEMES Showing off; tantrums; justice
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Another hilarious addition to the Pig the Pug books.
TITLEPig the StarAUTHORAaron BlabeyILLUSTRATORAaron BlabeyPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743812754THEMESShowing off; tantrums; justiceAGE GROUP3 – 7 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAnother hilarious addition to the Pig the Pug books.
TITLE Pig the Star
AUTHOR Aaron Blabey
ILLUSTRATOR Aaron Blabey
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743812754
THEMES Showing off; tantrums; justice
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Another hilarious addition to the Pig the Pug books.
TITLEPig the StarAUTHORAaron BlabeyILLUSTRATORAaron BlabeyPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743812754THEMESShowing off; tantrums; justiceAGE GROUP3 – 7 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAnother hilarious addition to the Pig the Pug books.
TITLEPig the Star
AUTHORAaron Blabey
ILLUSTRATORAaron Blabey
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781743812754
THEMESShowing off; tantrums; justice
AGE GROUP3 – 7 years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAnother hilarious addition to the Pig the Pug books.
TITLE Bertha and Bear
AUTHOR Christine Sharp
ILLUSTRATOR Christine Sharp
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9780702254062
THEMES Bees; bears; facing your fears; harmony
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS When a storm ruins the bee hive Bertha is sent out to find a new home. Bees are a hot topic at the moment so this is a timely story.
TITLE Bertha and Bear
AUTHOR Christine Sharp
ILLUSTRATOR Christine Sharp
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9780702254062
THEMES Bees; bears; facing your fears; harmony
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS When a storm ruins the bee hive Bertha is sent out to find a new home. Bees are a hot topic at the moment so this is a timely story.
TITLE Bertha and Bear
AUTHOR Christine Sharp
ILLUSTRATOR Christine Sharp
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9780702254062
THEMES Bees; bears; facing your fears; harmony
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS When a storm ruins the bee hive Bertha is sent out to find a new home. Bees are a hot topic at the moment so this is a timely story.
TITLEBertha and BearAUTHORChristine SharpILLUSTRATORChristine SharpPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9780702254062THEMESBees; bears; facing your fears; harmonyAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWhen a storm ruins the bee hive Bertha is sent out to find a new home. Bees are a hot topic at the moment so this is a timely story.
TITLE Bertha and Bear
AUTHOR Christine Sharp
ILLUSTRATOR Christine Sharp
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9780702254062
THEMES Bees; bears; facing your fears; harmony
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS When a storm ruins the bee hive Bertha is sent out to find a new home. Bees are a hot topic at the moment so this is a timely story.
TITLE Bertha and Bear
AUTHOR Christine Sharp
ILLUSTRATOR Christine Sharp
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9780702254062
THEMES Bees; bears; facing your fears; harmony
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS When a storm ruins the bee hive Bertha is sent out to find a new home. Bees are a hot topic at the moment so this is a timely story.
TITLEBertha and BearAUTHORChristine SharpILLUSTRATORChristine SharpPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9780702254062THEMESBees; bears; facing your fears; harmonyAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWhen a storm ruins the bee hive Bertha is sent out to find a new home. Bees are a hot topic at the moment so this is a timely story.
TITLE Bertha and Bear
AUTHOR Christine Sharp
ILLUSTRATOR Christine Sharp
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9780702254062
THEMES Bees; bears; facing your fears; harmony
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS When a storm ruins the bee hive Bertha is sent out to find a new home. Bees are a hot topic at the moment so this is a timely story.
TITLEBertha and BearAUTHORChristine SharpILLUSTRATORChristine SharpPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9780702254062THEMESBees; bears; facing your fears; harmonyAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWhen a storm ruins the bee hive Bertha is sent out to find a new home. Bees are a hot topic at the moment so this is a timely story.
TITLEBertha and Bear
AUTHORChristine Sharp
ILLUSTRATORChristine Sharp
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9780702254062
THEMESBees; bears; facing your fears; harmony
AGE GROUP4 – 8 years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSWhen a storm ruins the bee hive Bertha is sent out to find a new home. Bees are a hot topic at the moment so this is a timely story.
TITLE Stubborn Stanley
AUTHOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
ILLUSTRATOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760155025
THEMES Inventions; stubbornness; sharing
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stanley discovers that sharing ideas can be more rewarding than being stubborn alone.
TITLE Stubborn Stanley
AUTHOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
ILLUSTRATOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760155025
THEMES Inventions; stubbornness; sharing
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stanley discovers that sharing ideas can be more rewarding than being stubborn alone.
TITLE Stubborn Stanley
AUTHOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
ILLUSTRATOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760155025
THEMES Inventions; stubbornness; sharing
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stanley discovers that sharing ideas can be more rewarding than being stubborn alone.
TITLEStubborn StanleyAUTHORNathaniel EckstromILLUSTRATORNathaniel EckstromPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760155025THEMESInventions; stubbornness; sharingAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSStanley discovers that sharing ideas can be more rewarding than being stubborn alone.
TITLE Stubborn Stanley
AUTHOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
ILLUSTRATOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760155025
THEMES Inventions; stubbornness; sharing
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stanley discovers that sharing ideas can be more rewarding than being stubborn alone.
TITLE Stubborn Stanley
AUTHOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
ILLUSTRATOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760155025
THEMES Inventions; stubbornness; sharing
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stanley discovers that sharing ideas can be more rewarding than being stubborn alone.
TITLEStubborn StanleyAUTHORNathaniel EckstromILLUSTRATORNathaniel EckstromPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760155025THEMESInventions; stubbornness; sharingAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSStanley discovers that sharing ideas can be more rewarding than being stubborn alone.
TITLE Stubborn Stanley
AUTHOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
ILLUSTRATOR Nathaniel Eckstrom
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760155025
THEMES Inventions; stubbornness; sharing
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Stanley discovers that sharing ideas can be more rewarding than being stubborn alone.
TITLEStubborn StanleyAUTHORNathaniel EckstromILLUSTRATORNathaniel EckstromPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760155025THEMESInventions; stubbornness; sharingAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSStanley discovers that sharing ideas can be more rewarding than being stubborn alone.
TITLEStubborn Stanley
AUTHORNathaniel Eckstrom
ILLUSTRATORNathaniel Eckstrom
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781760155025
THEMESInventions; stubbornness; sharing
AGE GROUP4 – 7 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSStanley discovers that sharing ideas can be more rewarding than being stubborn alone.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 641 Monday 21st August 2017
TITLE Merry Christmas Mary Christmas
AUTHOR Laurie Friedman
ILLUSTRATOR Kathryn Durst
PUBLISHER Carolrhoda Books
ISBN 9781467792615
THEMES Christmas; Family; Embarrassment; Not fitting in; Problem solving
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Mary Christmas finds a way to help her too over the top family share their exuberance with everyone.
TITLE Merry Christmas Mary Christmas
AUTHOR Laurie Friedman
ILLUSTRATOR Kathryn Durst
PUBLISHER Carolrhoda Books
ISBN 9781467792615
THEMES Christmas; Family; Embarrassment; Not fitting in; Problem solving
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Mary Christmas finds a way to help her too over the top family share their exuberance with everyone.
TITLE Merry Christmas Mary Christmas
AUTHOR Laurie Friedman
ILLUSTRATOR Kathryn Durst
PUBLISHER Carolrhoda Books
ISBN 9781467792615
THEMES Christmas; Family; Embarrassment; Not fitting in; Problem solving
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Mary Christmas finds a way to help her too over the top family share their exuberance with everyone.
TITLEMerry Christmas Mary ChristmasAUTHORLaurie FriedmanILLUSTRATORKathryn DurstPUBLISHERCarolrhoda BooksISBN9781467792615THEMESChristmas; Family; Embarrassment; Not fitting in; Problem solvingAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMary Christmas finds a way to help her too over the top family share their exuberance with everyone.
TITLE Merry Christmas Mary Christmas
AUTHOR Laurie Friedman
ILLUSTRATOR Kathryn Durst
PUBLISHER Carolrhoda Books
ISBN 9781467792615
THEMES Christmas; Family; Embarrassment; Not fitting in; Problem solving
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Mary Christmas finds a way to help her too over the top family share their exuberance with everyone.
TITLE Merry Christmas Mary Christmas
AUTHOR Laurie Friedman
ILLUSTRATOR Kathryn Durst
PUBLISHER Carolrhoda Books
ISBN 9781467792615
THEMES Christmas; Family; Embarrassment; Not fitting in; Problem solving
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Mary Christmas finds a way to help her too over the top family share their exuberance with everyone.
TITLEMerry Christmas Mary ChristmasAUTHORLaurie FriedmanILLUSTRATORKathryn DurstPUBLISHERCarolrhoda BooksISBN9781467792615THEMESChristmas; Family; Embarrassment; Not fitting in; Problem solvingAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMary Christmas finds a way to help her too over the top family share their exuberance with everyone.
TITLE Merry Christmas Mary Christmas
AUTHOR Laurie Friedman
ILLUSTRATOR Kathryn Durst
PUBLISHER Carolrhoda Books
ISBN 9781467792615
THEMES Christmas; Family; Embarrassment; Not fitting in; Problem solving
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Mary Christmas finds a way to help her too over the top family share their exuberance with everyone.
TITLEMerry Christmas Mary ChristmasAUTHORLaurie FriedmanILLUSTRATORKathryn DurstPUBLISHERCarolrhoda BooksISBN9781467792615THEMESChristmas; Family; Embarrassment; Not fitting in; Problem solvingAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMary Christmas finds a way to help her too over the top family share their exuberance with everyone.
TITLEMerry Christmas Mary Christmas
AUTHORLaurie Friedman
ILLUSTRATORKathryn Durst
PUBLISHERCarolrhoda Books
ISBN9781467792615
THEMESChristmas; Family; Embarrassment; Not fitting in; Problem solving
AGE GROUP4 – 8 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMary Christmas finds a way to help her too over the top family share their exuberance with everyone.
TITLE I Wish I could be a Superhero
AUTHOR Susan Hall
ILLUSTRATOR Cheryl Westenberg
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642278890
THEMES Superheroes; Aussie animals; Lift the flap; Animal facts; Comparison
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Laced with animal facts – Wesley Wombat learns that he possesses super powers of his own. I was reminded of the quote by Theodore Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.
TITLE I Wish I could be a Superhero
AUTHOR Susan Hall
ILLUSTRATOR Cheryl Westenberg
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642278890
THEMES Superheroes; Aussie animals; Lift the flap; Animal facts; Comparison
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Laced with animal facts – Wesley Wombat learns that he possesses super powers of his own. I was reminded of the quote by Theodore Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.
TITLE I Wish I could be a Superhero
AUTHOR Susan Hall
ILLUSTRATOR Cheryl Westenberg
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642278890
THEMES Superheroes; Aussie animals; Lift the flap; Animal facts; Comparison
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Laced with animal facts – Wesley Wombat learns that he possesses super powers of his own. I was reminded of the quote by Theodore Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.
TITLEI Wish I could be a SuperheroAUTHORSusan HallILLUSTRATORCheryl WestenbergPUBLISHERNLA PublishingISBN9780642278890THEMESSuperheroes; Aussie animals; Lift the flap; Animal facts; ComparisonAGE GROUP3 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLaced with animal facts – Wesley Wombat learns that he possesses super powers of his own. I was reminded of the quote by Theodore Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.
TITLE I Wish I could be a Superhero
AUTHOR Susan Hall
ILLUSTRATOR Cheryl Westenberg
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642278890
THEMES Superheroes; Aussie animals; Lift the flap; Animal facts; Comparison
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Laced with animal facts – Wesley Wombat learns that he possesses super powers of his own. I was reminded of the quote by Theodore Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.
TITLE I Wish I could be a Superhero
AUTHOR Susan Hall
ILLUSTRATOR Cheryl Westenberg
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642278890
THEMES Superheroes; Aussie animals; Lift the flap; Animal facts; Comparison
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Laced with animal facts – Wesley Wombat learns that he possesses super powers of his own. I was reminded of the quote by Theodore Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.
TITLEI Wish I could be a SuperheroAUTHORSusan HallILLUSTRATORCheryl WestenbergPUBLISHERNLA PublishingISBN9780642278890THEMESSuperheroes; Aussie animals; Lift the flap; Animal facts; ComparisonAGE GROUP3 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLaced with animal facts – Wesley Wombat learns that he possesses super powers of his own. I was reminded of the quote by Theodore Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.
TITLE I Wish I could be a Superhero
AUTHOR Susan Hall
ILLUSTRATOR Cheryl Westenberg
PUBLISHER NLA Publishing
ISBN 9780642278890
THEMES Superheroes; Aussie animals; Lift the flap; Animal facts; Comparison
AGE GROUP 3 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Laced with animal facts – Wesley Wombat learns that he possesses super powers of his own. I was reminded of the quote by Theodore Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.
TITLEI Wish I could be a SuperheroAUTHORSusan HallILLUSTRATORCheryl WestenbergPUBLISHERNLA PublishingISBN9780642278890THEMESSuperheroes; Aussie animals; Lift the flap; Animal facts; ComparisonAGE GROUP3 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLaced with animal facts – Wesley Wombat learns that he possesses super powers of his own. I was reminded of the quote by Theodore Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.
TITLEI Wish I could be a Superhero
AUTHORSusan Hall
ILLUSTRATORCheryl Westenberg
PUBLISHERNLA Publishing
ISBN9780642278890
THEMESSuperheroes; Aussie animals; Lift the flap; Animal facts; Comparison
AGE GROUP3 – 7 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSLaced with animal facts – Wesley Wombat learns that he possesses super powers of his own. I was reminded of the quote by Theodore Roosevelt – Comparison is the thief of joy.
TITLE Feathers
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Phil Lesnie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760157357
THEMES Migration; Disasters; Hope
AGE GROUP 5 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Following the migration of a Sandpiper we are witness to the suffering caused by natural and human disasters. Dropped feathers bring small relief to those in pain and symbolise hope.
TITLE Feathers
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Phil Lesnie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760157357
THEMES Migration; Disasters; Hope
AGE GROUP 5 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Following the migration of a Sandpiper we are witness to the suffering caused by natural and human disasters. Dropped feathers bring small relief to those in pain and symbolise hope.
TITLE Feathers
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Phil Lesnie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760157357
THEMES Migration; Disasters; Hope
AGE GROUP 5 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Following the migration of a Sandpiper we are witness to the suffering caused by natural and human disasters. Dropped feathers bring small relief to those in pain and symbolise hope.
TITLEFeathersAUTHORPhil CummingsILLUSTRATORPhil LesniePUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760157357THEMESMigration; Disasters; HopeAGE GROUP5 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSFollowing the migration of a Sandpiper we are witness to the suffering caused by natural and human disasters. Dropped feathers bring small relief to those in pain and symbolise hope.
TITLE Feathers
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Phil Lesnie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760157357
THEMES Migration; Disasters; Hope
AGE GROUP 5 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Following the migration of a Sandpiper we are witness to the suffering caused by natural and human disasters. Dropped feathers bring small relief to those in pain and symbolise hope.
TITLE Feathers
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Phil Lesnie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760157357
THEMES Migration; Disasters; Hope
AGE GROUP 5 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Following the migration of a Sandpiper we are witness to the suffering caused by natural and human disasters. Dropped feathers bring small relief to those in pain and symbolise hope.
TITLEFeathersAUTHORPhil CummingsILLUSTRATORPhil LesniePUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760157357THEMESMigration; Disasters; HopeAGE GROUP5 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSFollowing the migration of a Sandpiper we are witness to the suffering caused by natural and human disasters. Dropped feathers bring small relief to those in pain and symbolise hope.
TITLE Feathers
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Phil Lesnie
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760157357
THEMES Migration; Disasters; Hope
AGE GROUP 5 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Following the migration of a Sandpiper we are witness to the suffering caused by natural and human disasters. Dropped feathers bring small relief to those in pain and symbolise hope.
TITLEFeathersAUTHORPhil CummingsILLUSTRATORPhil LesniePUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760157357THEMESMigration; Disasters; HopeAGE GROUP5 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSFollowing the migration of a Sandpiper we are witness to the suffering caused by natural and human disasters. Dropped feathers bring small relief to those in pain and symbolise hope.
TITLEFeathers
AUTHORPhil Cummings
ILLUSTRATORPhil Lesnie
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781760157357
THEMESMigration; Disasters; Hope
AGE GROUP5 – 8 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSFollowing the migration of a Sandpiper we are witness to the suffering caused by natural and human disasters. Dropped feathers bring small relief to those in pain and symbolise hope.
TITLE Funniest Dad in the World
AUTHOR Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR Louis Shea
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743817506
THEMES Dads; Exaggeration; Boasting; Funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Remember the song – My Dad’s Better than your Dad? Same theme here. Kids trying to outdo one another.
TITLE Funniest Dad in the World
AUTHOR Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR Louis Shea
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743817506
THEMES Dads; Exaggeration; Boasting; Funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Remember the song – My Dad’s Better than your Dad? Same theme here. Kids trying to outdo one another.
TITLE Funniest Dad in the World
AUTHOR Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR Louis Shea
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743817506
THEMES Dads; Exaggeration; Boasting; Funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Remember the song – My Dad’s Better than your Dad? Same theme here. Kids trying to outdo one another.
TITLEFunniest Dad in the WorldAUTHOREd AllenILLUSTRATORLouis SheaPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743817506THEMESDads; Exaggeration; Boasting; FunnyAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSRemember the song – My Dad’s Better than your Dad? Same theme here. Kids trying to outdo one another.
TITLE Funniest Dad in the World
AUTHOR Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR Louis Shea
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743817506
THEMES Dads; Exaggeration; Boasting; Funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Remember the song – My Dad’s Better than your Dad? Same theme here. Kids trying to outdo one another.
TITLE Funniest Dad in the World
AUTHOR Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR Louis Shea
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743817506
THEMES Dads; Exaggeration; Boasting; Funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Remember the song – My Dad’s Better than your Dad? Same theme here. Kids trying to outdo one another.
TITLEFunniest Dad in the WorldAUTHOREd AllenILLUSTRATORLouis SheaPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743817506THEMESDads; Exaggeration; Boasting; FunnyAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSRemember the song – My Dad’s Better than your Dad? Same theme here. Kids trying to outdo one another.
TITLE Funniest Dad in the World
AUTHOR Ed Allen
ILLUSTRATOR Louis Shea
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743817506
THEMES Dads; Exaggeration; Boasting; Funny
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Remember the song – My Dad’s Better than your Dad? Same theme here. Kids trying to outdo one another.
TITLEFunniest Dad in the WorldAUTHOREd AllenILLUSTRATORLouis SheaPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743817506THEMESDads; Exaggeration; Boasting; FunnyAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSRemember the song – My Dad’s Better than your Dad? Same theme here. Kids trying to outdo one another.
TITLEFunniest Dad in the World
AUTHOREd Allen
ILLUSTRATORLouis Shea
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781743817506
THEMESDads; Exaggeration; Boasting; Funny
AGE GROUP4 – 7 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSRemember the song – My Dad’s Better than your Dad? Same theme here. Kids trying to outdo one another.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 640 Monday 14th August 2017
TITLE The Perfect Thing
AUTHOR Sally Morgan
ILLUSTRATOR Ambelin Kwaymullina
PUBLISHER Omnibus an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991122
THEMES Grandparents; imagination; perseverance; no excuses
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Grandpa won’t take no for an answer or any excuse at all. Sometimes what you are avoiding turns out to be the perfect thing.
TITLE The Perfect Thing
AUTHOR Sally Morgan
ILLUSTRATOR Ambelin Kwaymullina
PUBLISHER Omnibus an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991122
THEMES Grandparents; imagination; perseverance; no excuses
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Grandpa won’t take no for an answer or any excuse at all. Sometimes what you are avoiding turns out to be the perfect thing.
TITLE The Perfect Thing
AUTHOR Sally Morgan
ILLUSTRATOR Ambelin Kwaymullina
PUBLISHER Omnibus an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991122
THEMES Grandparents; imagination; perseverance; no excuses
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Grandpa won’t take no for an answer or any excuse at all. Sometimes what you are avoiding turns out to be the perfect thing.
TITLEThe Perfect ThingAUTHORSally MorganILLUSTRATORAmbelin KwaymullinaPUBLISHEROmnibus an imprint of ScholasticISBN9781742991122THEMESGrandparents; imagination; perseverance; no excusesAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGrandpa won’t take no for an answer or any excuse at all. Sometimes what you are avoiding turns out to be the perfect thing.
TITLE The Perfect Thing
AUTHOR Sally Morgan
ILLUSTRATOR Ambelin Kwaymullina
PUBLISHER Omnibus an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991122
THEMES Grandparents; imagination; perseverance; no excuses
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Grandpa won’t take no for an answer or any excuse at all. Sometimes what you are avoiding turns out to be the perfect thing.
TITLE The Perfect Thing
AUTHOR Sally Morgan
ILLUSTRATOR Ambelin Kwaymullina
PUBLISHER Omnibus an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991122
THEMES Grandparents; imagination; perseverance; no excuses
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Grandpa won’t take no for an answer or any excuse at all. Sometimes what you are avoiding turns out to be the perfect thing.
TITLEThe Perfect ThingAUTHORSally MorganILLUSTRATORAmbelin KwaymullinaPUBLISHEROmnibus an imprint of ScholasticISBN9781742991122THEMESGrandparents; imagination; perseverance; no excusesAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGrandpa won’t take no for an answer or any excuse at all. Sometimes what you are avoiding turns out to be the perfect thing.
TITLE The Perfect Thing
AUTHOR Sally Morgan
ILLUSTRATOR Ambelin Kwaymullina
PUBLISHER Omnibus an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742991122
THEMES Grandparents; imagination; perseverance; no excuses
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Grandpa won’t take no for an answer or any excuse at all. Sometimes what you are avoiding turns out to be the perfect thing.
TITLEThe Perfect ThingAUTHORSally MorganILLUSTRATORAmbelin KwaymullinaPUBLISHEROmnibus an imprint of ScholasticISBN9781742991122THEMESGrandparents; imagination; perseverance; no excusesAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGrandpa won’t take no for an answer or any excuse at all. Sometimes what you are avoiding turns out to be the perfect thing.
TITLEThe Perfect Thing
AUTHORSally Morgan
ILLUSTRATORAmbelin Kwaymullina
PUBLISHEROmnibus an imprint of Scholastic
ISBN9781742991122
THEMESGrandparents; imagination; perseverance; no excuses
AGE GROUP4 – 8 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSGrandpa won’t take no for an answer or any excuse at all. Sometimes what you are avoiding turns out to be the perfect thing.
TITLE Echidna Jim went for a Swim
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Laura Wood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760152994
THEMES Aussie Animals; patience; inclusion
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Making the most of a tricky (prickly) situation.
TITLE Echidna Jim went for a Swim
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Laura Wood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760152994
THEMES Aussie Animals; patience; inclusion
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Making the most of a tricky (prickly) situation.
TITLE Echidna Jim went for a Swim
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Laura Wood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760152994
THEMES Aussie Animals; patience; inclusion
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Making the most of a tricky (prickly) situation.
TITLEEchidna Jim went for a SwimAUTHORPhil CummingsILLUSTRATORLaura WoodPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760152994THEMESAussie Animals; patience; inclusionAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMaking the most of a tricky (prickly) situation.
TITLE Echidna Jim went for a Swim
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Laura Wood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760152994
THEMES Aussie Animals; patience; inclusion
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Making the most of a tricky (prickly) situation.
TITLE Echidna Jim went for a Swim
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Laura Wood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760152994
THEMES Aussie Animals; patience; inclusion
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Making the most of a tricky (prickly) situation.
TITLEEchidna Jim went for a SwimAUTHORPhil CummingsILLUSTRATORLaura WoodPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760152994THEMESAussie Animals; patience; inclusionAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMaking the most of a tricky (prickly) situation.
TITLE Echidna Jim went for a Swim
AUTHOR Phil Cummings
ILLUSTRATOR Laura Wood
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760152994
THEMES Aussie Animals; patience; inclusion
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Making the most of a tricky (prickly) situation.
TITLEEchidna Jim went for a SwimAUTHORPhil CummingsILLUSTRATORLaura WoodPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760152994THEMESAussie Animals; patience; inclusionAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMaking the most of a tricky (prickly) situation.
TITLEEchidna Jim went for a Swim
AUTHORPhil Cummings
ILLUSTRATORLaura Wood
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781760152994
THEMESAussie Animals; patience; inclusion
AGE GROUP4 – 7 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSMaking the most of a tricky (prickly) situation.
TITLE A Thousand Hugs from Daddy
AUTHOR Anna Pignataro
ILLUSTRATOR Anna Pignataro
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276973
THEMES Dads; hugs; feeling safe
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A gentle story about the bond between a father and child.
TITLE A Thousand Hugs from Daddy
AUTHOR Anna Pignataro
ILLUSTRATOR Anna Pignataro
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276973
THEMES Dads; hugs; feeling safe
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A gentle story about the bond between a father and child.
TITLE A Thousand Hugs from Daddy
AUTHOR Anna Pignataro
ILLUSTRATOR Anna Pignataro
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276973
THEMES Dads; hugs; feeling safe
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A gentle story about the bond between a father and child.
TITLEA Thousand Hugs from DaddyAUTHORAnna PignataroILLUSTRATORAnna PignataroPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760276973THEMESDads; hugs; feeling safeAGE GROUP3 – 6 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA gentle story about the bond between a father and child.
TITLE A Thousand Hugs from Daddy
AUTHOR Anna Pignataro
ILLUSTRATOR Anna Pignataro
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276973
THEMES Dads; hugs; feeling safe
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A gentle story about the bond between a father and child.
TITLE A Thousand Hugs from Daddy
AUTHOR Anna Pignataro
ILLUSTRATOR Anna Pignataro
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276973
THEMES Dads; hugs; feeling safe
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A gentle story about the bond between a father and child.
TITLEA Thousand Hugs from DaddyAUTHORAnna PignataroILLUSTRATORAnna PignataroPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760276973THEMESDads; hugs; feeling safeAGE GROUP3 – 6 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA gentle story about the bond between a father and child.
TITLE A Thousand Hugs from Daddy
AUTHOR Anna Pignataro
ILLUSTRATOR Anna Pignataro
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760276973
THEMES Dads; hugs; feeling safe
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS A gentle story about the bond between a father and child.
TITLEA Thousand Hugs from DaddyAUTHORAnna PignataroILLUSTRATORAnna PignataroPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760276973THEMESDads; hugs; feeling safeAGE GROUP3 – 6 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA gentle story about the bond between a father and child.
TITLEA Thousand Hugs from Daddy
AUTHORAnna Pignataro
ILLUSTRATORAnna Pignataro
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781760276973
THEMESDads; hugs; feeling safe
AGE GROUP3 – 6 years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /108
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSA gentle story about the bond between a father and child.
TITLE Can you Find me?
AUTHOR Gordon Winch
ILLUSTRATOR Patrick Shirvington
PUBLISHER New Frontier Publishing
ISBN 9781925059793
THEMES Aussie Animals; camouflage;
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Children will enjoy finding the camouflaged animals that blend so perfectly with their surroundings.
TITLE Can you Find me?
AUTHOR Gordon Winch
ILLUSTRATOR Patrick Shirvington
PUBLISHER New Frontier Publishing
ISBN 9781925059793
THEMES Aussie Animals; camouflage;
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Children will enjoy finding the camouflaged animals that blend so perfectly with their surroundings.
TITLE Can you Find me?
AUTHOR Gordon Winch
ILLUSTRATOR Patrick Shirvington
PUBLISHER New Frontier Publishing
ISBN 9781925059793
THEMES Aussie Animals; camouflage;
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Children will enjoy finding the camouflaged animals that blend so perfectly with their surroundings.
TITLECan you Find me?AUTHORGordon WinchILLUSTRATORPatrick ShirvingtonPUBLISHERNew Frontier PublishingISBN9781925059793THEMESAussie Animals; camouflage;AGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSChildren will enjoy finding the camouflaged animals that blend so perfectly with their surroundings.
TITLE Can you Find me?
AUTHOR Gordon Winch
ILLUSTRATOR Patrick Shirvington
PUBLISHER New Frontier Publishing
ISBN 9781925059793
THEMES Aussie Animals; camouflage;
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Children will enjoy finding the camouflaged animals that blend so perfectly with their surroundings.
TITLE Can you Find me?
AUTHOR Gordon Winch
ILLUSTRATOR Patrick Shirvington
PUBLISHER New Frontier Publishing
ISBN 9781925059793
THEMES Aussie Animals; camouflage;
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Children will enjoy finding the camouflaged animals that blend so perfectly with their surroundings.
TITLECan you Find me?AUTHORGordon WinchILLUSTRATORPatrick ShirvingtonPUBLISHERNew Frontier PublishingISBN9781925059793THEMESAussie Animals; camouflage;AGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSChildren will enjoy finding the camouflaged animals that blend so perfectly with their surroundings.
TITLE Can you Find me?
AUTHOR Gordon Winch
ILLUSTRATOR Patrick Shirvington
PUBLISHER New Frontier Publishing
ISBN 9781925059793
THEMES Aussie Animals; camouflage;
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Children will enjoy finding the camouflaged animals that blend so perfectly with their surroundings.
TITLECan you Find me?AUTHORGordon WinchILLUSTRATORPatrick ShirvingtonPUBLISHERNew Frontier PublishingISBN9781925059793THEMESAussie Animals; camouflage;AGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSChildren will enjoy finding the camouflaged animals that blend so perfectly with their surroundings.
TITLECan you Find me?
AUTHORGordon Winch
ILLUSTRATORPatrick Shirvington
PUBLISHERNew Frontier Publishing
ISBN9781925059793
THEMESAussie Animals; camouflage;
AGE GROUP4 – 7 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSChildren will enjoy finding the camouflaged animals that blend so perfectly with their surroundings.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 639 Monday 7th August 2017
TITLE Blue and Bertie
AUTHOR Kristyna Litten
ILLUSTRATOR Kristyna Litten
PUBLISHER Koala Books and imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742761800
THEMES Friendship; bravery; stepping out of your comfort zone; discovery; change
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Every day is the same until Bertie oversleeps – nothing changes if nothing changes.
TITLE Blue and Bertie
AUTHOR Kristyna Litten
ILLUSTRATOR Kristyna Litten
PUBLISHER Koala Books and imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742761800
THEMES Friendship; bravery; stepping out of your comfort zone; discovery; change
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Every day is the same until Bertie oversleeps – nothing changes if nothing changes.
TITLE Blue and Bertie
AUTHOR Kristyna Litten
ILLUSTRATOR Kristyna Litten
PUBLISHER Koala Books and imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742761800
THEMES Friendship; bravery; stepping out of your comfort zone; discovery; change
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Every day is the same until Bertie oversleeps – nothing changes if nothing changes.
TITLEBlue and BertieAUTHORKristyna LittenILLUSTRATORKristyna LittenPUBLISHERKoala Books and imprint of ScholasticISBN9781742761800THEMESFriendship; bravery; stepping out of your comfort zone; discovery; changeAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSEvery day is the same until Bertie oversleeps – nothing changes if nothing changes.
TITLE Blue and Bertie
AUTHOR Kristyna Litten
ILLUSTRATOR Kristyna Litten
PUBLISHER Koala Books and imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742761800
THEMES Friendship; bravery; stepping out of your comfort zone; discovery; change
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Every day is the same until Bertie oversleeps – nothing changes if nothing changes.
TITLE Blue and Bertie
AUTHOR Kristyna Litten
ILLUSTRATOR Kristyna Litten
PUBLISHER Koala Books and imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742761800
THEMES Friendship; bravery; stepping out of your comfort zone; discovery; change
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Every day is the same until Bertie oversleeps – nothing changes if nothing changes.
TITLEBlue and BertieAUTHORKristyna LittenILLUSTRATORKristyna LittenPUBLISHERKoala Books and imprint of ScholasticISBN9781742761800THEMESFriendship; bravery; stepping out of your comfort zone; discovery; changeAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSEvery day is the same until Bertie oversleeps – nothing changes if nothing changes.
TITLE Blue and Bertie
AUTHOR Kristyna Litten
ILLUSTRATOR Kristyna Litten
PUBLISHER Koala Books and imprint of Scholastic
ISBN 9781742761800
THEMES Friendship; bravery; stepping out of your comfort zone; discovery; change
AGE GROUP 4 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Every day is the same until Bertie oversleeps – nothing changes if nothing changes.
TITLEBlue and BertieAUTHORKristyna LittenILLUSTRATORKristyna LittenPUBLISHERKoala Books and imprint of ScholasticISBN9781742761800THEMESFriendship; bravery; stepping out of your comfort zone; discovery; changeAGE GROUP4 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSEvery day is the same until Bertie oversleeps – nothing changes if nothing changes.
TITLEBlue and Bertie
AUTHORKristyna Litten
ILLUSTRATORKristyna Litten
PUBLISHERKoala Books and imprint of Scholastic
ISBN9781742761800
THEMESFriendship; bravery; stepping out of your comfort zone; discovery; change
AGE GROUP4 – 8 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSEvery day is the same until Bertie oversleeps – nothing changes if nothing changes.
TITLE The 12th Dog
AUTHOR Charlotte Calder
ILLUSTRATOR Tom Jellett
PUBLISHER Lothian Children’s Books
ISBN 9780734416926
THEMES Cricket; dogs; inclusion
AGE GROUP 3-6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sometimes not following the rules is a good thing.
TITLE The 12th Dog
AUTHOR Charlotte Calder
ILLUSTRATOR Tom Jellett
PUBLISHER Lothian Children’s Books
ISBN 9780734416926
THEMES Cricket; dogs; inclusion
AGE GROUP 3-6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sometimes not following the rules is a good thing.
TITLE The 12th Dog
AUTHOR Charlotte Calder
ILLUSTRATOR Tom Jellett
PUBLISHER Lothian Children’s Books
ISBN 9780734416926
THEMES Cricket; dogs; inclusion
AGE GROUP 3-6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sometimes not following the rules is a good thing.
TITLEThe 12th DogAUTHORCharlotte CalderILLUSTRATORTom JellettPUBLISHERLothian Children’s BooksISBN9780734416926THEMESCricket; dogs; inclusionAGE GROUP3-6 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSometimes not following the rules is a good thing.
TITLE The 12th Dog
AUTHOR Charlotte Calder
ILLUSTRATOR Tom Jellett
PUBLISHER Lothian Children’s Books
ISBN 9780734416926
THEMES Cricket; dogs; inclusion
AGE GROUP 3-6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sometimes not following the rules is a good thing.
TITLE The 12th Dog
AUTHOR Charlotte Calder
ILLUSTRATOR Tom Jellett
PUBLISHER Lothian Children’s Books
ISBN 9780734416926
THEMES Cricket; dogs; inclusion
AGE GROUP 3-6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sometimes not following the rules is a good thing.
TITLEThe 12th DogAUTHORCharlotte CalderILLUSTRATORTom JellettPUBLISHERLothian Children’s BooksISBN9780734416926THEMESCricket; dogs; inclusionAGE GROUP3-6 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSometimes not following the rules is a good thing.
TITLE The 12th Dog
AUTHOR Charlotte Calder
ILLUSTRATOR Tom Jellett
PUBLISHER Lothian Children’s Books
ISBN 9780734416926
THEMES Cricket; dogs; inclusion
AGE GROUP 3-6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Sometimes not following the rules is a good thing.
TITLEThe 12th DogAUTHORCharlotte CalderILLUSTRATORTom JellettPUBLISHERLothian Children’s BooksISBN9780734416926THEMESCricket; dogs; inclusionAGE GROUP3-6 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSometimes not following the rules is a good thing.
TITLEThe 12th Dog
AUTHORCharlotte Calder
ILLUSTRATORTom Jellett
PUBLISHERLothian Children’s Books
ISBN9780734416926
THEMESCricket; dogs; inclusion
AGE GROUP3-6 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSSometimes not following the rules is a good thing.
TITLE Eric the Postie
AUTHOR Matt Shanks
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811931
THEMES Chasing dreams; posties; echidnas
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Perseverance is magical
TITLE Eric the Postie
AUTHOR Matt Shanks
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811931
THEMES Chasing dreams; posties; echidnas
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Perseverance is magical
TITLE Eric the Postie
AUTHOR Matt Shanks
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811931
THEMES Chasing dreams; posties; echidnas
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Perseverance is magical
TITLEEric the PostieAUTHORMatt ShanksILLUSTRATORMatt ShanksPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743811931THEMESChasing dreams; posties; echidnasAGE GROUP3 – 6 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSPerseverance is magical
TITLE Eric the Postie
AUTHOR Matt Shanks
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811931
THEMES Chasing dreams; posties; echidnas
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Perseverance is magical
TITLE Eric the Postie
AUTHOR Matt Shanks
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811931
THEMES Chasing dreams; posties; echidnas
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Perseverance is magical
TITLEEric the PostieAUTHORMatt ShanksILLUSTRATORMatt ShanksPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743811931THEMESChasing dreams; posties; echidnasAGE GROUP3 – 6 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSPerseverance is magical
TITLE Eric the Postie
AUTHOR Matt Shanks
ILLUSTRATOR Matt Shanks
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781743811931
THEMES Chasing dreams; posties; echidnas
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Perseverance is magical
TITLEEric the PostieAUTHORMatt ShanksILLUSTRATORMatt ShanksPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781743811931THEMESChasing dreams; posties; echidnasAGE GROUP3 – 6 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSPerseverance is magical
TITLEEric the Postie
AUTHORMatt Shanks
ILLUSTRATORMatt Shanks
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781743811931
THEMESChasing dreams; posties; echidnas
AGE GROUP3 – 6 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSPerseverance is magical
TITLE Family Hugs
AUTHOR Michael Wagner
ILLUSTRATOR Adam Carruthers
PUBLISHER Billy Goat Books
ISBN 9780994251749
THEMES Family; Being there
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS 3 short verse stories that highlight the importance of family – I especially enjoyed ‘One Big Family Hug’.
TITLE Family Hugs
AUTHOR Michael Wagner
ILLUSTRATOR Adam Carruthers
PUBLISHER Billy Goat Books
ISBN 9780994251749
THEMES Family; Being there
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS 3 short verse stories that highlight the importance of family – I especially enjoyed ‘One Big Family Hug’.
TITLE Family Hugs
AUTHOR Michael Wagner
ILLUSTRATOR Adam Carruthers
PUBLISHER Billy Goat Books
ISBN 9780994251749
THEMES Family; Being there
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS 3 short verse stories that highlight the importance of family – I especially enjoyed ‘One Big Family Hug’.
TITLEFamily HugsAUTHORMichael WagnerILLUSTRATORAdam CarruthersPUBLISHERBilly Goat BooksISBN9780994251749THEMESFamily; Being thereAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTS3 short verse stories that highlight the importance of family – I especially enjoyed ‘One Big Family Hug’.
TITLE Family Hugs
AUTHOR Michael Wagner
ILLUSTRATOR Adam Carruthers
PUBLISHER Billy Goat Books
ISBN 9780994251749
THEMES Family; Being there
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS 3 short verse stories that highlight the importance of family – I especially enjoyed ‘One Big Family Hug’.
TITLE Family Hugs
AUTHOR Michael Wagner
ILLUSTRATOR Adam Carruthers
PUBLISHER Billy Goat Books
ISBN 9780994251749
THEMES Family; Being there
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS 3 short verse stories that highlight the importance of family – I especially enjoyed ‘One Big Family Hug’.
TITLEFamily HugsAUTHORMichael WagnerILLUSTRATORAdam CarruthersPUBLISHERBilly Goat BooksISBN9780994251749THEMESFamily; Being thereAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTS3 short verse stories that highlight the importance of family – I especially enjoyed ‘One Big Family Hug’.
TITLE Family Hugs
AUTHOR Michael Wagner
ILLUSTRATOR Adam Carruthers
PUBLISHER Billy Goat Books
ISBN 9780994251749
THEMES Family; Being there
AGE GROUP 4 – 7 years
RHYME Yes
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS 3 short verse stories that highlight the importance of family – I especially enjoyed ‘One Big Family Hug’.
TITLEFamily HugsAUTHORMichael WagnerILLUSTRATORAdam CarruthersPUBLISHERBilly Goat BooksISBN9780994251749THEMESFamily; Being thereAGE GROUP4 – 7 yearsRHYMEYesJACKIE’S RATING /108.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTS3 short verse stories that highlight the importance of family – I especially enjoyed ‘One Big Family Hug’.
TITLEFamily Hugs
AUTHORMichael Wagner
ILLUSTRATORAdam Carruthers
PUBLISHERBilly Goat Books
ISBN9780994251749
THEMESFamily; Being there
AGE GROUP4 – 7 years
RHYMEYes
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS3 short verse stories that highlight the importance of family – I especially enjoyed ‘One Big Family Hug’.
TITLE The World’s Pirate
AUTHOR Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR Katrin Dreiling
PUBLISHER Little Pink Dog Books
ISBN 9780994626912
THEMES Pirates; cooking; following your dreams
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME N0
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Do what you love and the rewards will soon follow.
TITLE The World’s Pirate
AUTHOR Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR Katrin Dreiling
PUBLISHER Little Pink Dog Books
ISBN 9780994626912
THEMES Pirates; cooking; following your dreams
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME N0
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Do what you love and the rewards will soon follow.
TITLE The World’s Pirate
AUTHOR Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR Katrin Dreiling
PUBLISHER Little Pink Dog Books
ISBN 9780994626912
THEMES Pirates; cooking; following your dreams
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME N0
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Do what you love and the rewards will soon follow.
TITLEThe World’s PirateAUTHORMichelle WorthingtonILLUSTRATORKatrin DreilingPUBLISHERLittle Pink Dog BooksISBN9780994626912THEMESPirates; cooking; following your dreamsAGE GROUP3 – 6 yearsRHYMEN0JACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSDo what you love and the rewards will soon follow.
TITLE The World’s Pirate
AUTHOR Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR Katrin Dreiling
PUBLISHER Little Pink Dog Books
ISBN 9780994626912
THEMES Pirates; cooking; following your dreams
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME N0
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Do what you love and the rewards will soon follow.
TITLE The World’s Pirate
AUTHOR Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR Katrin Dreiling
PUBLISHER Little Pink Dog Books
ISBN 9780994626912
THEMES Pirates; cooking; following your dreams
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME N0
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Do what you love and the rewards will soon follow.
TITLEThe World’s PirateAUTHORMichelle WorthingtonILLUSTRATORKatrin DreilingPUBLISHERLittle Pink Dog BooksISBN9780994626912THEMESPirates; cooking; following your dreamsAGE GROUP3 – 6 yearsRHYMEN0JACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSDo what you love and the rewards will soon follow.
TITLE The World’s Pirate
AUTHOR Michelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATOR Katrin Dreiling
PUBLISHER Little Pink Dog Books
ISBN 9780994626912
THEMES Pirates; cooking; following your dreams
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME N0
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Do what you love and the rewards will soon follow.
TITLEThe World’s PirateAUTHORMichelle WorthingtonILLUSTRATORKatrin DreilingPUBLISHERLittle Pink Dog BooksISBN9780994626912THEMESPirates; cooking; following your dreamsAGE GROUP3 – 6 yearsRHYMEN0JACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSDo what you love and the rewards will soon follow.
TITLEThe World’s Pirate
AUTHORMichelle Worthington
ILLUSTRATORKatrin Dreiling
PUBLISHERLittle Pink Dog Books
ISBN9780994626912
THEMESPirates; cooking; following your dreams
AGE GROUP3 – 6 years
RHYMEN0
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSDo what you love and the rewards will soon follow.
TITLE Reena’s Rainbow
AUTHOR Dee White
ILLUSTRATOR Tracie Grimwood
PUBLISHER EK Books
ISBN 9781925335491
THEMES Friends; being different; hearing impaired
AGE GROUP 6 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Although hearing impaired, Reena’s keen eyesight proves extremely helpful.
TITLE Reena’s Rainbow
AUTHOR Dee White
ILLUSTRATOR Tracie Grimwood
PUBLISHER EK Books
ISBN 9781925335491
THEMES Friends; being different; hearing impaired
AGE GROUP 6 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Although hearing impaired, Reena’s keen eyesight proves extremely helpful.
TITLE Reena’s Rainbow
AUTHOR Dee White
ILLUSTRATOR Tracie Grimwood
PUBLISHER EK Books
ISBN 9781925335491
THEMES Friends; being different; hearing impaired
AGE GROUP 6 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Although hearing impaired, Reena’s keen eyesight proves extremely helpful.
TITLEReena’s RainbowAUTHORDee WhiteILLUSTRATORTracie GrimwoodPUBLISHEREK BooksISBN9781925335491THEMESFriends; being different; hearing impairedAGE GROUP6 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAlthough hearing impaired, Reena’s keen eyesight proves extremely helpful.
TITLE Reena’s Rainbow
AUTHOR Dee White
ILLUSTRATOR Tracie Grimwood
PUBLISHER EK Books
ISBN 9781925335491
THEMES Friends; being different; hearing impaired
AGE GROUP 6 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Although hearing impaired, Reena’s keen eyesight proves extremely helpful.
TITLE Reena’s Rainbow
AUTHOR Dee White
ILLUSTRATOR Tracie Grimwood
PUBLISHER EK Books
ISBN 9781925335491
THEMES Friends; being different; hearing impaired
AGE GROUP 6 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Although hearing impaired, Reena’s keen eyesight proves extremely helpful.
TITLEReena’s RainbowAUTHORDee WhiteILLUSTRATORTracie GrimwoodPUBLISHEREK BooksISBN9781925335491THEMESFriends; being different; hearing impairedAGE GROUP6 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAlthough hearing impaired, Reena’s keen eyesight proves extremely helpful.
TITLE Reena’s Rainbow
AUTHOR Dee White
ILLUSTRATOR Tracie Grimwood
PUBLISHER EK Books
ISBN 9781925335491
THEMES Friends; being different; hearing impaired
AGE GROUP 6 – 8 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 7.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Although hearing impaired, Reena’s keen eyesight proves extremely helpful.
TITLEReena’s RainbowAUTHORDee WhiteILLUSTRATORTracie GrimwoodPUBLISHEREK BooksISBN9781925335491THEMESFriends; being different; hearing impairedAGE GROUP6 – 8 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /107.5JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAlthough hearing impaired, Reena’s keen eyesight proves extremely helpful.
TITLEReena’s Rainbow
AUTHORDee White
ILLUSTRATORTracie Grimwood
PUBLISHEREK Books
ISBN9781925335491
THEMESFriends; being different; hearing impaired
AGE GROUP6 – 8 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /107.5
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSAlthough hearing impaired, Reena’s keen eyesight proves extremely helpful.
Reviews first appeared in PASS IT ON – issue 637 Monday 24th July 2017
TITLE Pickle & Bree
AUTHOR Alison Reynolds
ILLUSTRATOR Mikki Butterley
PUBLISHER Five Mile
ISBN 9781760400651 & 9781760400644
THEMES Respecting rules; Being Kind; Empathy
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not typical picture books – more like chapter books in picture book format. Great for teaching how to behave in social settings.
TITLE Pickle & Bree
AUTHOR Alison Reynolds
ILLUSTRATOR Mikki Butterley
PUBLISHER Five Mile
ISBN 9781760400651 & 9781760400644
THEMES Respecting rules; Being Kind; Empathy
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not typical picture books – more like chapter books in picture book format. Great for teaching how to behave in social settings.
TITLE Pickle & Bree
AUTHOR Alison Reynolds
ILLUSTRATOR Mikki Butterley
PUBLISHER Five Mile
ISBN 9781760400651 & 9781760400644
THEMES Respecting rules; Being Kind; Empathy
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not typical picture books – more like chapter books in picture book format. Great for teaching how to behave in social settings.
TITLEPickle & BreeAUTHORAlison ReynoldsILLUSTRATORMikki ButterleyPUBLISHERFive MileISBN9781760400651 & 9781760400644THEMESRespecting rules; Being Kind; EmpathyAGE GROUP4+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108/10JACKIE’S THOUGHTSNot typical picture books – more like chapter books in picture book format. Great for teaching how to behave in social settings.
TITLE Pickle & Bree
AUTHOR Alison Reynolds
ILLUSTRATOR Mikki Butterley
PUBLISHER Five Mile
ISBN 9781760400651 & 9781760400644
THEMES Respecting rules; Being Kind; Empathy
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not typical picture books – more like chapter books in picture book format. Great for teaching how to behave in social settings.
TITLE Pickle & Bree
AUTHOR Alison Reynolds
ILLUSTRATOR Mikki Butterley
PUBLISHER Five Mile
ISBN 9781760400651 & 9781760400644
THEMES Respecting rules; Being Kind; Empathy
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not typical picture books – more like chapter books in picture book format. Great for teaching how to behave in social settings.
TITLEPickle & BreeAUTHORAlison ReynoldsILLUSTRATORMikki ButterleyPUBLISHERFive MileISBN9781760400651 & 9781760400644THEMESRespecting rules; Being Kind; EmpathyAGE GROUP4+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108/10JACKIE’S THOUGHTSNot typical picture books – more like chapter books in picture book format. Great for teaching how to behave in social settings.
TITLE Pickle & Bree
AUTHOR Alison Reynolds
ILLUSTRATOR Mikki Butterley
PUBLISHER Five Mile
ISBN 9781760400651 & 9781760400644
THEMES Respecting rules; Being Kind; Empathy
AGE GROUP 4+ years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not typical picture books – more like chapter books in picture book format. Great for teaching how to behave in social settings.
TITLEPickle & BreeAUTHORAlison ReynoldsILLUSTRATORMikki ButterleyPUBLISHERFive MileISBN9781760400651 & 9781760400644THEMESRespecting rules; Being Kind; EmpathyAGE GROUP4+ yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108/10JACKIE’S THOUGHTSNot typical picture books – more like chapter books in picture book format. Great for teaching how to behave in social settings.
TITLEPickle & Bree
AUTHORAlison Reynolds
ILLUSTRATORMikki Butterley
PUBLISHERFive Mile
ISBN9781760400651 & 9781760400644
THEMESRespecting rules; Being Kind; Empathy
AGE GROUP4+ years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSNot typical picture books – more like chapter books in picture book format. Great for teaching how to behave in social settings.
TITLE Snail and Turtle Rainy Days
AUTHOR Stephen Michael King
ILLUSTRATOR Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760159061
THEMES Patience; friends; feeling blue; empathy
AGE GROUP  3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not sure if snail staying in his shell is a metaphor for depression but if it is it works well. Turtle is a particularly endearing character.
TITLE Snail and Turtle Rainy Days
AUTHOR Stephen Michael King
ILLUSTRATOR Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760159061
THEMES Patience; friends; feeling blue; empathy
AGE GROUP  3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not sure if snail staying in his shell is a metaphor for depression but if it is it works well. Turtle is a particularly endearing character.
TITLE Snail and Turtle Rainy Days
AUTHOR Stephen Michael King
ILLUSTRATOR Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760159061
THEMES Patience; friends; feeling blue; empathy
AGE GROUP  3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not sure if snail staying in his shell is a metaphor for depression but if it is it works well. Turtle is a particularly endearing character.
TITLESnail and Turtle Rainy DaysAUTHORStephen Michael KingILLUSTRATORStephen Michael KingPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760159061THEMESPatience; friends; feeling blue; empathyAGE GROUP 3 – 6 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5/10JACKIE’S THOUGHTSNot sure if snail staying in his shell is a metaphor for depression but if it is it works well. Turtle is a particularly endearing character.
TITLE Snail and Turtle Rainy Days
AUTHOR Stephen Michael King
ILLUSTRATOR Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760159061
THEMES Patience; friends; feeling blue; empathy
AGE GROUP  3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not sure if snail staying in his shell is a metaphor for depression but if it is it works well. Turtle is a particularly endearing character.
TITLE Snail and Turtle Rainy Days
AUTHOR Stephen Michael King
ILLUSTRATOR Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760159061
THEMES Patience; friends; feeling blue; empathy
AGE GROUP  3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not sure if snail staying in his shell is a metaphor for depression but if it is it works well. Turtle is a particularly endearing character.
TITLESnail and Turtle Rainy DaysAUTHORStephen Michael KingILLUSTRATORStephen Michael KingPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760159061THEMESPatience; friends; feeling blue; empathyAGE GROUP 3 – 6 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5/10JACKIE’S THOUGHTSNot sure if snail staying in his shell is a metaphor for depression but if it is it works well. Turtle is a particularly endearing character.
TITLE Snail and Turtle Rainy Days
AUTHOR Stephen Michael King
ILLUSTRATOR Stephen Michael King
PUBLISHER Scholastic
ISBN 9781760159061
THEMES Patience; friends; feeling blue; empathy
AGE GROUP  3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8.5/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS Not sure if snail staying in his shell is a metaphor for depression but if it is it works well. Turtle is a particularly endearing character.
TITLESnail and Turtle Rainy DaysAUTHORStephen Michael KingILLUSTRATORStephen Michael KingPUBLISHERScholasticISBN9781760159061THEMESPatience; friends; feeling blue; empathyAGE GROUP 3 – 6 yearsRHYMENoJACKIE’S RATING /108.5/10JACKIE’S THOUGHTSNot sure if snail staying in his shell is a metaphor for depression but if it is it works well. Turtle is a particularly endearing character.
TITLESnail and Turtle Rainy Days
AUTHORStephen Michael King
ILLUSTRATORStephen Michael King
PUBLISHERScholastic
ISBN9781760159061
THEMESPatience; friends; feeling blue; empathy
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYMENo
JACKIE’S RATING /108.5/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTSNot sure if snail staying in his shell is a metaphor for depression but if it is it works well. Turtle is a particularly endearing character.
TITLE Baby Band
AUTHOR Diane Jackson Hill
ILLUSTRATOR Giuseppe Poli
PUBLISHER New Frontier Publishing
ISBN 9781925059779
THEMES Isolation; babies; neighbours; music; noise
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS When crying baby discovers the pots and pans, strangers very quickly become friends.
TITLE Baby Band
AUTHOR Diane Jackson Hill
ILLUSTRATOR Giuseppe Poli
PUBLISHER New Frontier Publishing
ISBN 9781925059779
THEMES Isolation; babies; neighbours; music; noise
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS When crying baby discovers the pots and pans, strangers very quickly become friends.
TITLE Baby Band
AUTHOR Diane Jackson Hill
ILLUSTRATOR Giuseppe Poli
PUBLISHER New Frontier Publishing
ISBN 9781925059779
THEMES Isolation; babies; neighbours; music; noise
AGE GROUP 3 – 6 years
RHYME No
JACKIE’S RATING /10 8/10
JACKIE’S THOUGHTS When crying baby discovers the pots and pans, strangers very quickly become friends.
TITLEBaby BandAUTHORDiane Jackson HillILLUSTRATORGiuseppe PoliPUBLISHER