They’re Bright, Familiar and Children Love Them!

There is a children’s picture book author whose books stand out on the book shelves, literally, because they are bright and colourful.  Lucy Cousins books are familiar to children, especially the Maisy Books.

Personally I have never been the biggest fan of Maisy, however when this book jumped out at me…the bright colours and size largely responsible, I saw Maisy and the story she had to tell from a completely new perspective. So, today’s post is me sharing with you why this book has changed my view.

Olivia’s Voice

Listen. What do you hear?

The first words in the book are on a blank page and they instantly awakened my senses and curiosity saw me turning to the next page.

“Today I woke up to the silence of a new morning.”

The next page, I literally had a small gasp and a large smile as the beautiful illustrations greeted me. From this moment I knew I was hooked, that beautiful beaming face that is Olivia, and the beautiful morning greeting the reader through the curtains.

Pelle No-Tail

If I were to meet Pelle No-Tail I would tell him that at times I loved him so much, other times I worried for his safety… but then I realised that he is just a curious little cat that just wanted to be everybody’s friend.

Throwback Thursday- A Little Golden Book

Each time I do a Throwback Thursday post, I am always reminded how very blessed I am to have been exposed to the wonderful world of literacy from such an early age. I am sure most of us have grown up with the Little Golden Books, I know that they were a staple book in our house and we had many. I still have Heidi that was gifted to me from my nanny and poppy just before I turned 1.

That Bear CAN’T Babysit

I hope you are ready for a laugh and some mischievous bunnies, and a bear that CAN’T babysit…or so it is said.  This delightful book sees Mr and Mrs Burrow needing a babysitter for Anna, Adelaide, Betsy, Bill, Caspar, Clive and little Dottie. They put out an ad and only one animal answers the call…Bear.

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