Learning to share - toys, space, attention and, from the point of view of a child, parental love - with a younger sibling is always likely to be a tough lesson for a preschooler, which is of course why it’s such a common theme in books aimed at this audience. Jennifer Northway (whose endearingly rumpled illustrations and matter-of-fact prose have a definite echo of Shirley Hughes) tackles the issue with unsentimental empathy, telling the familiar story of a boy’s discovery of the benefits as well as the downsides of being a big brother with appealing simplicity, and allowing the facial expressions of her characters to add authentic emotional depth.
Wonder is the unforgettable story of August Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. With over five million copies sold, Wonder is a true modern classic, a…Read Book Review
One of the most popular topics of conversation amongst young children is ‘what I was like when I was *really* small’. They love to compare themselves with who they were just a…Read Book Review
Despite the relentless efforts of teachers, policy makers and passionate advocates of mathematics over many years, numeracy is still a skill that’s often rather bizarrely…Read Book Review
With The Gruffalo’s Child, Julia Donaldson proved herself more than capable of following up what had quickly become a beloved children’s classic with a sequel of similar…Read Book Review
Something exciting is happening at the Heavenly Hippos Wildlife Park; gold stars are going to be awarded to winning animals in four categories: most popular, tidiest; most stylish;…Read Book Review