Three quick reviews, each with a common theme – Family. Each is different but all care and love one another.
Matilda: The Original Story by Roald Dahl Matilda At 30: Chief Executive of The British LibraryIllustrated by Quentin BlakePublished by Puffin|Penguin BooksDate: 4 October 2018R.R.P. $27.99
Fairytales for Feisty Girls are Once upon a time stories with a difference. These stories invite the reader to believe in themselves, to be courageous and to realise just how smart they are.
Lucia & Lawrence is a heartwarming and exceptional book that explores friendship, special needs, similarities, differences, inclusiveness and creativity. It is a story of two people who find themselves becoming friends even though they see the world in different ways, one full of whimsy and creativeness, the other living in a world of numbers and structure.
This is my first encounter with Friday Barnes and if this book is anything to to go by, Friday is always disappearing, investigating and getting into all sorts of scrapes that challenge the patience of her teachers and the headmasters, both old and new.
The colours draw you into the story on those first few pages of the book, the shades of green give you the feeling of being out among the trees and plants in the garden, the tortoise face a beautiful rosy complexion whose eyes show an old but warm and happy soul. The colours and illustrations continue to amaze as I turn the pages, each majestic and beautiful creature brought to life by the artist ability to bring us the African Jungle through her artistic ability.