Wednesday 30 October 2013

Children's Book Review: Where's Santa? Around The World, by Louis Shea

It is that time of year again, when all of the Christmas books start to be released, and the first one is a doozy! 

From the creator of the best-selling Where's Santa? comes a brand new look-and-find book with hundreds of things to find, and this time it also includes comic-strip illustrations that tell Santa'a story!

In Where's Santa? Around the world, Santa is off on a well deserved, relaxing trip after a very busy Christmas period. Unbeknownst to him, he is being followed by the world's naughtiest child, Nat, who is trying to steal Santa's naughty-and-nice list.

Will she succeed?

Follow Santa on his holiday, from Australia to New York City, and other amazing places in between. 

Giggle your way through all the colourful characters as you find the items listed for each individual country, as well as Santa, Mrs Claus, Naughty Nat and others who can be found at every stop.

Where's Santa? Around the World is both written and illustrated by Louis Shea, whose books have sold over 200,000 copies in Australia.

With so many things to find, it will keep children entertained for ages.

Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Category: Picture book
Title: Where's Santa? Around the World
Author/Illustrator: Louis Shea
Publication date: October 2013
Format: 300 x 235 mm
Extent: 24pp
Age: 5+
Australian RRP: $15.99
Binding: Hardcover
Printing: Colour
ISBN: 978 1 74283 685 0

Tracey ♥

Saturday 12 October 2013

Children's Book Review: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie's Sleepover, by May Gibbs

Here is a book I forgot to review back in August, and I feel awful about that as it really does deserve a mention!

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie's Sleepover is a new story in the Gumnut Babies series, from one of Australia's best loved authors and illustrators, May Gibbs.

 I remember reading the Snugglepot and Cuddlepie books back when I was a child, and now the timeless characters are being introduced to a whole new generation.

In this new adventure, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are helping Mrs Koala organise a sleepover. But when Mrs Kookaburra overhears and decides to send her six chicks along as well, they wonder if they're going to fit everyone in! Luckily there's more than enough room and it becomes a case of the more the merrier!

Written by Mark Macleod, with the classic illustrations of May Gibbs, this new tale will delight both adult lovers of the series, as well as children discovering it for the first time.

Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Category: Picture Book
Title: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie's Sleepover
Author: Mark Macleod
Illustrator: May Gibbs
Publication date: August 2013
Format: 250 x 240 mm
Extent: 24pp
Age: 3+
Australian RRP: $19.99
Binding: Hardback
Printing: Colour
ISBN: 978 1 74283 021 6

Tracey ♥

Friday 11 October 2013

Children's Book Review: What do Werewolves do when it's not Halloween?, by Heath McKenzie

If your family is a fan of Halloween, then this new book from Scholastic Press will be right up your spooky, kooky alley!

Have you ever wondered what all the ghouls, ghosts and other scary creatures do for the rest of the year, once Halloween is over?

What do Werewolves do when it's not Halloween? will shed some gloomy light on the subject for you.

Whether it's Vampires, Mummies, Skeletons or Witches, when November 1st comes around they have to find something else to do to occupy their time. 

But what about Werewolves?

Well, they might be doing something you least expect......

Written and illustrated by Heath McKenzie, What do Werewolves do when it's not Halloween? is a funny Halloween treat for the whole family.

Publisher: Scholastic Press
Category: Picture Book
Author/Illustrator: Heath McKenzie
Publication Date: October 2013
Format: 250 x 240 mm
Extent: 24 pages
Age: 4+
Australian RRP: $14.99
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Mono
ISBN: 978 1 74283 879 3

Tracey ♥

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