I remember the day I received this book, I was literally in awe and I believe my mouth dropped open because I was captivated by its beauty. The first thing you notice when you open this book is that the pages are very dark and they evoke emotion.
The Book of Dust, I am not sure what I was thinking when I picked this book up for the first time. I know it was not typical of what I read but in an instant I was captivated. It wasn’t for a couple of hours later that I put it down, but given its size I had barely made a dent in it. This did not matter to me as I wanted to know so much more and the mystery surrounding Lyra Belacqua intrigued me.
With a title like Hug Machine there was no way I could go past this book, hugs are one of the most simple acts one can do but is also one of the most caring and kind things that can be done. It is books like this, spreading love and happiness that I want to share with children.
Calling all shark trackers!…We’ll hit our favourite shark haunts and hideouts and study lot of different sharks…and, of course, those celebrities of the sea.. A combination of these words were the introduction to the book and they really packed a punch. I was inspired to go on the journey with Professor John and study these mysterious creatures and hopefully to dispel some of my fears.
Here is the final part to the Smarty Arty Aussie Animals theme. I have really enjoyed sharing this theme with you and am going to finish off with a few books that will be a lovely addition to your crafting session.
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”.