I loved this Thea Stilton Graphic novel and thought it gave a beautifully strong message to young girls and boys to believe in themselves, and that they can do anything you put your mind to!
I see this book as a thing of beauty. You’re probably asking why? Or maybe you see the beauty in it too. I see beauty in inclusiveness, in access for all, in all society having access to books. I love that the book is about cars, tractors, planes and helicopters just as books for seeing children would be.
In writing this book, Mem Fox called her book a “Rhythmic, loving, friendly Australian book, about all the people who have come here to make Australia the lovely place it is.” I believe Mem has achieved this as she has captured the Australian spirit and more.
Titch needed new pants. His Brother pete said, “You can have my old pants, they’re too small for me.”They’re still a bit big for me,” said Titch. “You’ll soon grow into them,” said Pete.
Lights in doorways, bikes leaning on buildings, baby rabbit, the moon and balloons all adorned the pages at some point in the book. They tell me a story of parties, a street at night, bed time and people waiting for someone to come home. I could go on for some time about how much I enjoyed the illustrations and the impact they had on me, but overall, they were just delightful.
What is there not to love about dinosaurs, now that they are extinct that is… Author Will Dare brings dinosaurs alive again and makes them seem even more lovable in both ‘ How to Tame a Triceratops’ and ‘ How to Rope a Giganotosaurus’ .