A Sheepdog Called Sky

Some books are little treasures, and this is one of those where I felt transported back to when I was a child. I felt familiar with the story and felt comfortable that the content is safe for an 8 year old to read.  There are a lot of books about magic, goblins and elves for young children, but in my role as a Librarian parents often ask me for books that don’t have those components. For those types of requests this book is a perfect fit.

Froggy Green

I love this book, and was very excited to read this to one of my baby storytime groups just recently where it was well received by all.  In fact, the babies were so attentive to the book and I had never seen anything like it before for such an age group.

The Sloth Who Came to Stay

I wasn’t sure what this book was exactly going to be about, apart from a Sloth Who Came to Stay of course. I could only imagine that there would be an element of slow to the book, I did not expect there to be such strong and emotive message for adults. Although I am not a mamma it certainly illustrated to me how our busy, fast paced lives that we continue to fill, shape how we are as a family (not just those with children) and dictate our lives.  It takes something, like the Sloth in this picture book, to make us stop and realise just what we are bypassing when we are speeding around.  There is so much to see, appreciate and love when we are reminded to take our time.

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