Picture book review: Bubbles and Puddles

Review: Bubbles and Puddles, Michelle Wanasundera (author), Thana-one Yazawa (llustrator.), Lilly Pilly Publishing, 2017 “These are perfect stories to read before I go to sleep.” These were the words my 7-year-old son spoke after I read him the first page-long story in Bubbles and Puddles, a collection of delightfully eclectic rhyming stories, covering a diverse READ MORE

Review: Dinner on the Doorstep by Elizabeth Cummings

Dinner on the Doorstep, Elizabeth Cummings (author), Bronte Goodieson (illustrator), Coogee (publisher), October, 2017 Having a chronically ill parent is an immensely difficult and confusing time for a young child. From deeper issues like the fear of death, to the simple disappointment of not having mum’s home-cooked favourite for dinner, children’s emotional experiences are complex. Dinner READ MORE

Review: It’s OK to feel the way you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be you by Josh Langley

It’s OK to feel the way you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be you, Josh Langley (author and illustrator), Big Sky Publishing, 2017. “Everyone has feelings… happy, sad, lonely, angry, anxious, proud, scared – and they’re all OK! But sometimes we just don’t know what to do with them. Until now that is!” There are myriad READ MORE