Reading 47 degrees opened my eyes to the realities of what was faced on Black Saturday ten years ago. Justin D’Ath has captured his experiences and put it into a work of fiction for ages 10 years and over.
Emily Green’s Garden is a beautiful example of a child opening adult’s eyes to curiosity, newness and using their imagination. The contrast of their very perfect beginnings to letting go creatively saw faces that beamed with an infectious joy and the community bustling on the streets, playing happily.
Sounds Magic explores creativity and music, bringing puppets to life as they go on their musical adventure.
India Wimple could spell. Brilliantly. So brilliantly…she is endearing and considering, kind and always putting others before herself. She is also known to be able to chase a mystery…especially at the International Spelling Bee in London.
This book teaches children how to be kind to animals demonstrates kindness and love, shows how it is important for everyone to be loved and cared for, and how to give back to the community.
I find this book particularly endearing and recognise that it would make a lovely one on one story session with a children and a good way to celebrate Christmas.