Review: The Mummy Animal Book – Jennifer Cossins

The Mummy Animal Book

Jennifer Cossins

Hachette Australia

ISBN:  9780734419897

RRP $9.99

 

Description:

An adorable and informative picture book about mummy animals and their babies from the author of THE BABY ANIMAL BOOK and 101 COLLECTIVE NOUNS.

 

Did you know that a mother peacock is called a peahen and a baby peacock is called a peachick?

 

THE MUMMY ANIMAL BOOK is an adorable and informative picture book about mummy animals and their babies that is perfect for Mother’s Day, from the author of the CBCA Notable THE BABY ANIMAL BOOK.

 

 

My View:

This is another delightful book from one of my favourite children’s authors and illustrators.  Jennifer Cossins once again delivers a children book that is engaging, beautifully illustrated and educational. You are sure to enjoy the time you sit with your pre schooler sharing this beautiful book.

PS Anyone looking for a gift for the many kindy parties your child will be attending, this book is perfect. Be assured that you will be giving a gift of learning and joy; encouraging reading is such valuable habit to inspire and it is a bargain too.

 

 

 

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Poppy and the Orchestra, Poppy and the Brass Band – Illustrated by Magali Le Huche

 

Poppy and the Orchestra

Poppy and the Orchestra

Waler Foster Jnr, Illustrated by Magali Le Huche

Allen & Unwin Australia

Quarto Group USA

ISBN: 9781633224018

 

Description:

Go on a musical adventure to the symphony with the adorable dog, Poppy, and see as she meets new friends who introduce her to the sounds of musical instruments.

 

With 16 buttons to push and hear, kids will love listening to the sounds of the different instruments as they follow along with the story. With colorful illustrations and a new sound to discover on each page, both kids and parents will be entertained and engaged for hours.

 

Poppy and the Orchestra offers an opportunity to teach kids about classical music and the instruments of the orchestra. Now that is truly unique!

 

 

Poppy and the Brass Band

Poppy and the Brass Band

Waler Foster Jnr, Illustrated by Magali Le Huche

Allen & Unwin Australia

Quarto Group USA

ISBN: 9781633224025

 

Description:

There really is no better way to introduce young children to the full-bodied sound of a brass band than with the story of an excited puppy and 16 sound effects. Poppy and the Brass Band has it all.

 

Go on a musical adventure to the circus with an adorable pup named Poppy. Poppy and the Brass Band takes kids on an adventure with Poppy she meets new friends who introduce her to the sounds of the musical instruments of a brass band. With 16 buttons to push and hear, children will be whisked to a different world while listening to the sounds of the different instruments and follow along with the story.

 

With colorful illustrations and a new sound to discover on each page, both kids and parents will be entertained and engaged from cover to cover. Poppy and the Brass Band offers an opportunity to teach kids about classical music and the instruments in a brass band.

 

My View:

These books have been a lifesaver! This week our grandson has been sick with a virus, he has not been his usual happy self and it has taken a lot of effort to keep him entertained – then these two books arrived in the mail! Allen & Unwin Australia you could not have known how perfectly timed their arrival was.  Our grandson is intrigued with these books; he sat quietly and focused on the sounds and the “pushing” to control the “sounds” himself, he listened, he giggled and jiggled to the music as he sat on our laps, or next to us as we read him the story and played the tunes.  He has enjoyed this book, over and over and overJ  These are unique musical books that entertain and educate.

 

Friday Freebie – Little Mouse

Little Mouse has lots to do … and quite a lot of things he’d rather not do!

Little Mouse

Little Mouse

Riikka Jantti

Scribble 

ISBN:9781925321478

Description:

Little Mouse has lots to do … and quite a lot of things he’d rather not do!

A day in the life of a toddler is a busy one — as all parents know — and Little Mouse’s day is no exception. Between getting dressed, going to daycare, eating dinner, and making time for splashing in puddles, Little Mouse has a lot to do … and a lot to say ‘no’ to!

This warm and humorous picture book from well-loved Finnish author/illustrator Riikka Jäntti introduces Little Mouse — a small kid with a big personality — who parents and childen will relate to instantly. In Little Mouse, everyday life combines with the wonder of early childhood to produce a captivating story that’s sure to become a read-aloud favourite.

 

 

 

***Book Giveaway – simply name one of the activities this busy mouse squeezes into his day in the comments section of this post and I will randomly select two winners on Friday the 20th August to receive a copy direct from the publisher. ***This opportunity is for Australian residents only.

Thanks to Scribe/Scribble Australia.

Post Script: Dot Town – Sonali Fry & Holly Clifton-Brown

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Dot Town: Where Are You Blue?

Sonali Fry illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

Little Simon

Simon & Schuster Australia

ISBN: 9781481435895

Where Are You, Blue?

(Part of Dot Town)
Illustrated by: Holly Clifton-Brown
For Ages: 1 – 4

When Blue Dot is running late, his whereabouts get caught up in a hilarious chain of miscommunication.

“Okay! Blue Dot is on his way.”
“What? Blue Dot has joined the ballet?”
“Wait no—he said he’d be here soon.”
“Why did Blue Dot go to the moon?”

Blue Dot is late for dinner, and one misheard statement leads to a string of rumors about where he could be. Did he move out of town? Has he become a circus clown? Why is he delayed? Did he join a parade? It’s a classic game of telephone gone awry.

Readers young and old will love sharing this sturdy board book filled with rhyming text and dots who are as vibrant in color as they are in character.

My View:

Fun, cute, lovely rhyming silly prose that kids are bound to love.

Great to read out loud with you little one embellishing the silliness as you go 🙂

My grandson loves this -this is a durable cardboard book that he will get enjoyment for for a long time as his development continues to grows and his appreciation of books grows too…a book to enjoy the pretty bright pictures for the 4-6 month old and later to be to read to on grandmamma’s knee…