Slowly! Slowly!

This book will see children immersed into the customs and culture of Africa, where we take a journey of persistence, patience and resilience.  Slowly! Slowly! has been adapted into a story in South Africa from a proverb “Softly, softly, catchee monkey”.

The Story of Christmas

The Story of Christmas is like a little gift from heaven because it is an accurately portrayed story of the birth of Jesus.  This book is everything that Christmas is to me, so when I received this gem in the mail I was instantly taken in by the beautiful illustrations and the brightness of each page

A Christmas Advent Story

The first time I read through it I ran my hand over each shiny page, making discoveries until the very end.  It was like the excitement of opening an advent calendar, the anticipation swirling around you as you open the first numbered flap or in this case the cover of the book. 

Hole in the Zoo

Hey guys, want to read something fun? Something that rhymes and where you can also make animal noises? Do you want to read something that uses the word ZOO in a interesting kind of way? Where the illustrations are gorgeous and the animals faces make you laugh (especially the giraffe on the front cover)?

Non Fiction Books for Aussie Animals Theme

I am a big believer in children having the opportunity to read a variety of types of books, especially Non Fiction.   When choosing books for the Smarty Arty Aussie Animals kit I knew that it was most important to have non fiction books so that children could learn facts about the animals they made.  Reading Non Fiction books gives them a good knowledge base and an understanding of the animals around us.

Aussie Animals Indigenous Books – Smarty Art

When looking through books to add to the Aussie Animals Smarty Arty experience I found a lot of indigenous books. These books engage children in aspects of Aboriginal culture, beautiful art work and stories of Australian Animals. The library I borrowed them from had such a good variety of indigenous themed books that I found it hard to chose, but these are some which I thought would be fun to pair with the art experience.

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