This week we have been enjoying
Ten Fat Sausages by Michelle Robinson & Tor Freeman
This book had us running a gamut of emotions, from hope, fear, concern to stifling the giggles. A fantastically funny twist on the 10 Fat Sausages rhyme for those with a slightly dark sense of humour.
For the sausages getting out of the frying pan might seem like the easy part but navigating the kitchen is like jumping into the fire, will any of them make it free?
Little Red Reading Hood by Lucy Rowland & Ben Mantle
In this story Little Red Reading Hood is off to return some library books but meets a wolf who encourages her to strays of the path. As the story proceeds down the familiar route, of the wolf plotting to eat up our clever heroine, she is left to rescue not just herself but the wolf as well.
I loved the illustrations especially the spreads of her reading, showing the magic & wonder of getting lost in a good story.
The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Larsen & Katty Maurey
This is a story about the philanthropy of Carnegie who was responsible for creating public libraries around the world. With painterly illustrations depicting Carnegies life from boy to man and showing how through the opportunites provided by a library he was able to build a successful business. While the footnotes hint that not all Carnegies actions were so generous the story does however highlight the power of public libraries in helping people realise their potential & provide opportunities for all.
With the UK suffering widespread under investment in libraries leading to closures and/or reduction of services & skilled staff opportunities are sadly being removed from those who need them the most.
Juniper Jupiter by Lizzy Stewart
This is a sweet story about friendship.
Juniper Jupiter is a super-hero but ‘its no big deal’ on a mission to find a side kick. A story focusing less on the super hero tricks of flying & more on what makes us all heroes, being brave, strong, smart & funny.
Juniper eventually finds her sidekick right under her nose & she doesnt need to look to far to find another superhero, her mum of course.