Saturday, April 28, 2018

Walker Books Lucky Dip pt. 1

Dingo - Claire Saxby & Tannya Harricks

"The night is young and there is hunting to be done. An exciting new addition to the narrative non-fiction series Nature Storybooks, about dingoes." - Walker Books Aus

This new instalment in the Nature Storybooks series is a beauty.  I'm already a big fan of the series, as are the small ones.  Broad brushstrokes and a soft-hued colour palette make for evocative imagery and Saxby's story telling is on point.  Short and sweet sentences, as beautiful as they are concise.  Coupled with plenty of informative tidbits, this non-fiction title is ideal for nature lovers.  If you haven't come across this series yet, Dingo is a fun place to start.

In stores now.

Dig, Dump, Roll - Sally Sutton & Brian Lovelock

"Guess what kind of truck is at work in this interactive book by the bestselling creators of Roadworks." - Walker Books Aus

This one title was very popular with the youngest lad who has joined the legions of kiddos fascinated with vehicles.  Dig, Dump, Roll continues a running series by this pair and is likely to have a broad appeal - there's just something about construction vehicles!  Our three love guessing what will come next, as entertained when they are caught out as when they get it right.  The illustrations are fun for this one too!

In stores now.

Maisy Goes to a Wedding - Lucy Cousins

"Maisy is going to her very first wedding! See the ceremony and exchange of rings, then join in for dancing, food and wedding cake!" - Walker Books Aus

Okay, so Maisy books aren't my total fave and we are now amassing quite a collection (they are perfect road trip books though, for some reason).  While the style may not be totally to my taste, I appreciate the fun themes and my kids do dip into them fairly often.  There's little else to say, really.  If you love Maisy, you'll enjoy a new installation.  If you're not a huge fan, this somewhat heteronormative depiction of a wedding is unlikely to change your opinion.  Probably.

Paperback out June 1st.

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