Book Review: Bee & Me, by Alison Jay

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cv_bee_and_meCan a picture book without words still tell a story? Absolutely it can! Bee & Me tells a heart-warming and positive tale of an unusual friendship, with an environmental message for us all. The joy of stories related only in pictures is the freedom it opens up for each reader to fill in the details, both large and small, from the starting point that the illustrations provide. As no two readers are alike, the book then becomes unique to each person who discovers it; we each bring our own voice to the story. Giving the reader freedom to add their own depth and experience offers a wonderful opportunity for ‘big readers’ (parents, grandparents etc) to introduce ‘little readers’ to talking about a story and asking questions about what they see. Without text there is plenty of scope for their imaginations to fill in what is…

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TAKA KIRO WAI –He Kōrero Pūrākau mo Tētāhi Hoiho by Keri KAA

TAKA KIRO WAI – He Kōrero Pūrākau mo Tētāhi Hoiho Author Keri KAA Artist Martin D PAGE   This Māori language, 59 page picture book is an amazing compilation of story, artwork and photography, decorated and enhanced with examples of Māori weaving and carving patterns. Publisher Tania was kind enough to relate the story to … Continue reading TAKA KIRO WAI –He Kōrero Pūrākau mo Tētāhi Hoiho by Keri KAA

DREAMTIME – pt 1 of Guardians of the Shimmer by Garth LAWLESS

From the moment I realized the fantasy is set in New Zealand, is well written, and its antagonists are a family of parents and teenagers, I knew the author is on a winner.His descriptive passages are vivid; we See the green bush, the space between the shimmer curtain, the safe haven, the dream worlds ... … Continue reading DREAMTIME – pt 1 of Guardians of the Shimmer by Garth LAWLESS

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by Lyman Frank BAUM

This Kindle collection of 15 of Lyman Franl's OZ books comes with added content: essays on its Influence, Television Adaptations, Theatre adaptations, Literary Adaptations, Comics, Favourite BAUM quotations, free access to an Audiobook, and publisher's notes. To find this treasury - I'm rapt! It's all here - except for mention of the many other books … Continue reading The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by Lyman Frank BAUM