REVIEW: Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan and illustrated by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

Published: 1st April 2019 Publisher: Magabala Books Pages: 40 Format: Hardcover Picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $24.99 4/5 Stars  SHORTLISTED – 2020 ABIA AWARD SMALL PUBLISHERS’ CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED – 2020 CBCA Award for New Illustrator NOTABLES – 2020 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Book Award NOTABLES – 2020 … Continue reading REVIEW: Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan and illustrated by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

BLOGMAS Day 22 REVIEW: That Christmas Feeling by Lili Wilkinson and illustrated by Amanda Francey

Published:  27th September 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 32 Format: Hardback Picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP:$19.99 4/5 Stars Dottie is waiting for the Christmas feeling to arrive—that fizzy, excited feeling, where everything is a bit magical. But this year, Dottie, her brother, Jem, and their dog, Shortbread, are staying with Grandma and … Continue reading BLOGMAS Day 22 REVIEW: That Christmas Feeling by Lili Wilkinson and illustrated by Amanda Francey

REVIEW: The Naughtiest Reindeer Goes South by Nicki Greenberg

Published: 28th September 2016 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 32 Format: Hardcover Picture book (borrowed from the Library) RRP: $19.99 4/5 Stars "I'm zippy! I'm snappy! I'm raring to go-" "You're NAUGHTY," said Rudolf, "the answer is NO." If only Mrs Claus had listened! Letting Ruby lead the sleigh is a recipe for disaster. Ruby's … Continue reading REVIEW: The Naughtiest Reindeer Goes South by Nicki Greenberg

REVIEW: The Greatest Father’s Day Of All by Anne Mangan & Illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie

Published: 1st August 2013 Publisher: Angus & Robertson ( an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) Pages: 32 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $16.50 3.5/5 Stars A companion title for THE GREATEST MOTHER'S DAY OF ALL that focuses on dads - and one dad in particular who miscalculates Father's Day, but isn't disappointed … Continue reading REVIEW: The Greatest Father’s Day Of All by Anne Mangan & Illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie

REVIEW: Bouncing Back – An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story by Rohan Cleave and illustrated by Coral Tulloch

Published: 1st April 2018 Publisher: CSIRO Publishing Pages: 32 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $24.95 5/5 Stars A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction. The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is one of Australia's most threatened species. When their existence came under extreme threat from … Continue reading REVIEW: Bouncing Back – An Eastern Barred Bandicoot Story by Rohan Cleave and illustrated by Coral Tulloch

REVIEW: The Happiness Box – A Wartime Book of Hope by Mark Greenwood and illustrated by Andrew McLean

Published: 1st August 2018 Publisher: Walker Books Australia Pages: 32 Format: Hardback picture book (borrowed from the library) RRP: $26.99 5/5 Stars In 1942, Sergeant “Griff” Griffin was a prisoner of war. With Christmas approaching, he decided to make a book for the children cooped up in nearby Changi Prison. The book was said to … Continue reading REVIEW: The Happiness Box – A Wartime Book of Hope by Mark Greenwood and illustrated by Andrew McLean

WORLD MEERKAT DAY SPECIAL EDITION REVIEW: ‘Meerkat Splash’ by Aura Parker

Published: 2nd July 2019 Publisher: Puffin Books Pages: 32 Format: Hardcover Picture Book (Received from the publisher for review) RRP: $19.99 4/5 Stars Meerkats cleaning, washing. Woooo! Slipping, sliding, swimming too. Follow Meerkat Red into the burrow and join all the colourful meerkat friends for one big crazy bathtime! But who makes the biggest MEERKAT … Continue reading WORLD MEERKAT DAY SPECIAL EDITION REVIEW: ‘Meerkat Splash’ by Aura Parker