Friday, 23 October 2009

I'm Baaaaack!!!

I'm sure you're all now brimming with joy...after my travels overseas and sadly not finding a rich older titled gentleman to keep me in a manner I'd like to become accustomed to, I've had to return home, and gasp - to work. Details and photo's from the trip can be found on Cathy and Asha's European Vacation sadly as we went on the wifi got worse, so there aren't a lot of posts.

So now that I'm sort of back into the swing of things lets get down to stuff! Like what you a noice book review. I discovered these on the Bookmobile this week.

Never Ever Before by Stephen Michael King

Blurb, craftily found on the back of the book:

In the drifting, swirling land of small, Big is born. Big stands solid, strong and predictable, until the day a breeze bigger than never ever before begins to blow...

The illustrations are really simple, different shapes in bright colours. It's not terrible long, so it would be a good length to read to a pre school storytime group, although it may not hold everyones attention span. The lovely morals of the story is it's good to be an individual baby, because it takes all types of things/people to make life work, and team work is awesome, because sometimes you can't do everything on your own! It's not preachy in it's message, which is how I like my books.

The next book is:

Once again I'm making use of mah blurb reading skillz:

Chester and Gil live in the same goldfish bowl. While Gil just floats around the same old place, Chester knows he can save the world. His motto, 'Life is what you make it', takes on epic dimensions in this funny story of a fishy odd couple and the power of thinking big.

Methinks someone slipped Carol the 7 Habits book! That aside, I thought this book was really cute. The illustrations are water colours and while the colours themselves aren't bright, the pictures 'pop' on the page. Ann James is a beautiful artist. While the book is quite wordy, it would be great to read for pre school storytime, (I just read it aloud to myself), and Chester allows the reader to get as dramatic as they like - and I do have a flair for the dramatic :)
What a sterling start for my return to blogging, check the books out, either from the websites above or if you don't want to buy them, borrow them here. Enjoy kiddies.

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