Friday, August 4, 2017

Bookish - Danny McGee Drinks the Sea and Look Out, Pink Piglet

Hiya readers,

We're three days into a week-ish of reviewing recent reads in the children's book field.

When I receive parcels with books in them there are always delighted noises when said parcels contain books for child readers. Although my boys are both competent readers we also (especially the 8 year old and me!) have a very soft spot for picture books.

Danny McGee Drinks the Sea by Andy Stanton and Neal Layton was a fast hit with Mr 8.

The cover was instantly appealing to him with a mix of cartoon and collage style. He read the book to himself, laughed uproariously at the ending and made me sit and read it myself immediately. Then he continued to 'share' the joke with me again and again.

The book has a solid rhyme scheme and it's the right amount of fantastical and fun. A perfect book for sharing with children who have a great sense of humour.

Details - Hachette NZ, July 2017, RRP $19.99

Look Out, Pink Piglet by Phil Cummings and Sarah Davis.

We discovered Phil Cummings books while we were living in Australia and Bounce (Mr 8) chose one to buy at the writers festival. This gorgeous offering is perfect for the very young reader. It follows brave and curious Pink Piglet as he confronts a monster that has the rest of the farmyard in fear. Turns out Pink Piglet and the monster have a lot in common! Perfect for any little person who's received a sibling.

The illustrations are very sweet - the colours and the ways the animals are portrayed are uber cute.

Details - Hachette NZ, June 2017 RRP $19.99