There’s No Such Thing by Heidi McKinnon Published by Allen & Unwin Date: March 2020 R.R.P. $19.99 I love Heidi McKinnon’s books, and it isn’t just because she…
Lola Dutch again takes us on a bustling ride of imagination as she decides what she wants to be when she grows up. The problem is she wants to be everything and anything.
This book gives your children and yourself the opportunity to delve into your imagination and see what the illustrations do to inspire it. A beautiful book with so much potential.
Ruth Waters book is fun, celebrates difference, and the importance of being true to yourself. This well paced adventure saw me instantly charmed by bear; I love that he wears patterned woolen jumpers and behaves the opposite of what is expected of a bear.
Sometimes there is just something extraordinary about picture books, they look like any other book but there are elements that make it unique. Lola Dutch is that for me, in its simplicity there is beauty and the hidden treasure in the dust jacket adds flair that can only come from the creative mind.
Regardless of whether you agree with the content in this book, all bears, children and adults should NEVER feel ashamed about who they are. I am a Christian and I am not ashamed of that so why should someone who is a different race, wears glasses, lives with Asperger’s, ADHD, physical differences, being scared, not being able to read or write, or just like bear…no longer being happy as Thomas but finding joy and peace in being Tilly.
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.