all books ℅ puffin books
pass it on by sophy henn – £5.99
this is basically joy and gratitude in a childrens book, which, in my eyes, is always a good thing.
i don’t care how old you are, you need to read this book.
‘pass it on’ is essentially about finding happiness in the small things in life. which, really, are quite big and very important when you think about it.
the illustrations are as wonderful as the story, and i just love the colours and textures too.
as a 29 year old woman i felt touched by this book, and if i’d read it as i child i just know it would have been an instant favourite, and i honestly think it could have had quite an impact on me.
max at night by ed vere – £6.99
max is now a recurrent character in ed vere’s books, and in this title, he needs to say goodnight to the moon before he can go to bed. of course, that’s not as easy as it sounds…
the story is delightful and heart warming and i could easily see this becoming a favourite bedtime book for little ones.
i adore the bold, graphic illustrations and the colour choices here are fantastic too. i really like how you get a sense of how tiny max is compared to the world he lives in ..a thing i’m sure we all identify with.
i often find myself wanting to do a illustrated story about ava (my cat) and the adventures she gets up to and this book is fantastic inspiration on how to do it right.
chimpanzees for tea by jo empson – £6.99
this is totally a book i would have LOVED to have read as a child, and it really reminded me of books i did actually read as a child. i’m sure as soon as you’ll read this you’ll recognise the format of the ‘shopping list’ game, but this has definitely put a fun, whimsical twist on that. if like me you’re easily distracted you’ll be able to identify with vincent, the young boy who’s been given a list by his mother.
as i was reading this i couldn’t help but hear the voices of the characters in this book. it feels alive! the beautiful illustrations help bring it alive even further and you really do feel like you’re being carried along with the story.
fun for children and adults alike!