There are so many wonderful picture book titles being published at the moment and I am thrilled to get the opportunity to read and review them. I am a massive fan of picture books.
Today I have spent some time poring over the two titles below. They are both brilliant books with stunning illustrations.
Mighty Min by Melissa Castrillon
Published by Scholastic
The cover of this book is stunning and made me immediately reach for it.
I was so pleased I did for the illustrations continue to be as amazing inside. Not only the illustrations are wonderful- the story is too. Mighty Min listens to daring and brave tales told by her four mighty aunts each night. Will Min ever have a tale to tell of her very own?
One night Min gets taken by a bird but there is a surprising twist- the bird needs help and so do the other animals in the garden. Min is just the right size to help out. The tag line on the front cover “You’re never too small to be mighty” is a perfect mantra for all children growing up. Be you, be kind and be brave! Mighty Min finally has her own tale to tell and it is one I could hear again and again.
A feminist twist on Thumbelina, perfect for this new generation of readers!
Ducktective Quack and the Cake Crime Wave by Claire Freedman and Mike Byrne
Published by Macmillan Children’s
Wonderful rhyming text accompany bright, fun illustrations that bring a cake crime wave to life! Someone is stealing all the cakes in town and Ducktective Quack is on the case. This fun story allows you to look for clues and see if you can guess the thief along the way. There are clues on each page and I loved examining the evidence along with Ducktective Quack. I love this book and it is a perfect read aloud for all ages. Some will enjoy looking at the pictures, while others will love the rhyming story. Something for everyone in this book!
I am a primary school teacher, turned librarian. Now I have the title Reading Advocate for ASSET Education Trust, based in Suffolk.
I read constantly and have more books than bookshelves, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I celebrate reading every day at work and at home with my two children, aged 11 and 9.
I sit on the National Executive Committee for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and run an OU/UKLA Teachers as Readers group!
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