AD | Gifted This weeks’ book review is for Africa, Amazing Africa by Atinuke. The book was published by Walker Books on 3rd October 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. Atinuke’s first non-fiction title is a major publishing event: a celebration of all 55 countries on the African continent! Her beautifully-written text captures Africa’s unique mix of the modern and the traditional, as she explores its geography, its peoples, its animals, its history, its resources and its cultural diversity. The book divides Africa into five sections: South, East, West, Central and North, each with its own introduction. This is
AD | Gifted This week’s book review is for WildLives: 50 Extraordinary Animals that Made History by Ben Lerwill. It was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. In this fascinating and touching book, children can learn about 50 courageous creatures from around the world and throughout history. This captivating collection gathers heart-warming, surprising and often emotionally powerful stories of bravery, discovery and friendship. Featuring a range of animals – from heroes, helpers and adventurers to achievers and many more – young readers will discover some of the most famous and unforgettable animals
AD | Gifted Today’s book review is for What Will You Dream of Tonight? by Frances Stickley and Anuska Allepuz. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and is available to purchase on Amazon. What will you dream of tonight? Will it be a midnight balloon ride, sailing on the tail of a whale or swinging through the leaves on a jungle trapeze? This dreamy, sumptuously illustrated tale travels through deserts and waterfalls to shipwrecks and dragon-filled skies as a parent wonders where their child’s dreams will take them as they drift off to sleep . .
AD | Gifted Today’s book review is all about Bizzy Bear Train Driver by Benji Davies. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. Bizzy Bear arrives at the station just in time to start his exciting new job – as a train driver! Join him as he guides the big green steam engine through the city, across the level crossing, and then up into the high mountains. But where are he and his passengers going, and will they get there on time? Being a non-driving family means that we get
AD | Gifted Today’s book review is for Flip Flap Frozen from Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Series. It was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. What do you get if you cross a narwhal with a reindeer? It’s a nardeer, of course! And how about a penguin with a beluga? Why, that’s a penuga! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this new Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for animal fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant illustrations from Axel
AD | Gifted Today’s children’s book review is for Beast Feast by Emma Yarlett. It was published by Walker Books on 3rd October 2019 and it can be purchased on Amazon. Beast has found a tasty dinner, and he’s written to all his friends to invite them to a feast. Unfortunately, Dinner is a child who very much does not want to be eaten. As Beast’s friends send their instructions for cooking Dinner, is there any way Dinner can convince Beast to change his menu? Around this time last year we read our first Emma Yarlett book, Dragon Post, and we
AD | Gifted Nuts! by Lou Peacock and Yasmeen Ismail was published by Nosy Crow on 1st August 2019. It can be purchased on Amazon. When a little squirrel finds a big pile of nuts, he is VERY excited! But soon he is joined by another squirrel . . . and this squirrel thinks the nuts belong to HER. And when Mouse, Bear, Badger and Rabbit get involved, well, things get VERY confusing indeed! They won’t even listen to wise Rabbit. Will the quarrelsome squirrels ever learn to share? Ever since Erin was really little she has been fantastic at
AD | Paid collaboration Being a parent I wish I had all of the answers. Three year olds are full of questions and a lot of the time struggle with things they are thinking or feeling. Sometimes even if I try to explain something to Erin she doesn’t really understand what I’m saying so I have to look for other ways to do things. I always find that books can really help in these kinds of situations. We’ve recently been reading The Way Home For Wolf, which is the fourth book in a series of picture books by Rachel Bright