Reviews in pictures today….to try something new! I feel as though sometimes words aren’t enough or they just don’t do justice to the book or to how much I loved the book. So today will feature a mini gallery of pictures with some words! We are here after all to celebrate the wonderful
picture book! Octopus Shocktopus, Written by Peter Bently,
Illustrated by Steven Lenton, Published by Nosy Crow
I have come to expect nothing less than the best from the Bently and Lenton talented duo! Superb illustrations, lyrical rhyme and a hilarious story! What would you do if an octopus landed on your house? The family and neighbours get quite creative and the octopus loves it so much, it brings along some friends! This will be added to my favourite read aloud box in the library! Brilliant and Fun! Albert Talbot Master of Disguise, Written by Ben Manley,
Illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey, Published by Two Hoots
Albert is a master of disguise, especially when being asked to do something, or go somewhere! From being a notorious desperado to an Antarctic submariner and even a diamond thief. Brilliant names accompany Albert on his disguised imaginings, like Anselom Fackeljacket! Bold and colourful illustrations ensure the reader feel a part of the journey! Another new favourite and one to perfectly entertain readers! Spaghetti Hunters, Written and
Illustrated by Morag Hood, Published by Two Hoots
Moral Hood has an incredible talent for creating inventive and fun picture books. Spaghetti Hunters is the latest addition to her collection. Tiny Horse, a bossy little creature, is helping Duck to find his spaghetti. It is an unconventional hunt until Duck finds a book that promises spaghetti…a recipe book! Even Tiny Horse must admit it is very spaghetti like, if a bit dry. The illustrations are simple, colourful and engaging. I might just start a Morag Hood shelf in the library to display these gems together! One Button Benny and the Gigantic Catastrophe, Written by Alan Windram,
Illustrated by Chloe Holwill-Hunter, Published by Little Door Books
A sequel to One Button Benny, we are back with Benny and his important emergency button. When all of the cats vanish before the Cool Cat competition, Benny can finally press his emergency button and save the day. With a blueprint and friends, Benny comes up with the perfect plan to bring the cats home from the wobbly aliens. Incredibly detailed illustrations and an adventurous story will make this a popular choice! When a Dragon Goes to School, Written by Caryl Hart,
Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw, Published by Nosy Crow
With Autumn term around the corner, this delightful story will help to ease children back to school. Dragon is perfectly behaved in school and helps her friends along the way. This book shows what a dragon might do; make a mess, stomp off in anger or cling to the teacher and these show the funny side to learning how to act in school. Gorgeously Illustrated and rhyming text ensure children will want to read more about dragons adventures in school. Slow Down Monkey, Written by Jess French,
Illustrated by Eefje Kuijl, Published by Buster Books
Monkey is planning her birthday party and is zooming around the jungle. Feeling sad and stressed, she needs some advice from sloth who says slow down and look around. Finding a new approach, Monkey helps her friends, uses the beauty of the jungle and her friends to create the best birthday ever. Bright and colourful illustrations will keep children glued to the pages while the rhyming text draws them into the party. With additional pages on the animals featured in the book and a page on mindfulness, this book ticks a lot of boxes!
Cooper is the best dog in the world! But what happens when Cooper’s happy world is rocked by a naughty, party loving parrot aptly named Pandemonium?Chaos and mess! What will Cooper do when his owner arrives home to find such a mess and animals everywhere? The illustrations in this book are beautiful, especially the double page party spreads. Animals of all sizes and colour and doing funny things! I spent ages poring over these. Again, a lyrical rhyme makes the story roll off the tongue! Hilarious and heart warming!
My Own Summer Reading Challenge- Graphic Novels