Mini Classics, including The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Wind in the Willows is a great introduction to some of our best-loved children’s classics. Wonderful characters and scenes have been reimagined in 25 charming colour plate illustrations.
Published by Miles Kelly Children’s Books.
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of Brambly Hedge with this exquisite slipcased volume containing all eight well-loved, classic picture books.
Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books.
What a marvellous surprise to receive this beauty in the post. I’m a huge fan of the brilliantly funny Jim Field and I had no idea this book had been in the making.
Published by Hodder Children’s Books.
From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and bear who discover that things are always better when they’re shared with a friend …
Bear wakes up early from hibernation. If she can’t sleep, then at least she can make a snowman. Rabbit has never made a snowman, but he definitely wants to make one that’s better than Bear’s. But with an avalanche and a hungry wolf heading his way, Rabbit soon realises that it might be nice to have a friend on your side.
A tale of friendship, gravity, and just a little bit of poo.
Shola is a little dog with attitude. Frustratingly for her, she loves both comfort (mainly in the form of food) and adventure (in theory, at least), and spends much of her time trying to decide between the two. Whether she is faced with the possibility that she may really be a lion or the prospect of a boar-hunt, with eccentric American visitors or insufferable country bumpkins, Shola is not afraid to pursue her dreams … up to a point.
Published by Pushkin Children’s Books
A young boy wants to be a sailor, but his parents say he is much too young. Tim grabs the chance to stow away on a steamer, but little does he expect the hard work, stormy sea and sinking ship to come.
– Frances Lincoln
Timeless classics, reissued with exquisite, high production value. The illustrations switch between black and white and colour line drawings – in 1956, Edward Ardizzone received the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal for the illustrations in Tim All Alone.
The stories capture children’s imaginations with their spirit of adventure and the great outdoors. The tangible objects, coupled with the audio link where you can listen to the books told beautifully by the brilliant Stephen Fry, make these reissues a treasure for anyone’s bookshelf.
Personally, I could listen to Stephen Fry reading the shipping forecast and I would be on the edge of my seat.
The Terrible Two
Synopsis: This amazing book that I have been reading is called The Terrible Two. It is about a young boy named Miles who moves from his house and lives in a strange valley called Yawnee valley. Did you know there are more cows than there is to humans? As I was saying, Miles moved into the valley, but started school not the best way.
What I liked about the writing is that the author used very descriptive language such as adjectives to describe the feelings of the character and even adverbs to show how the character is saying the speech. Furthermore, I also liked the way the author wrote that Josh Barkin threw Miles food on his clothes because it serves him right for shoving his backpack into Miles face. Moreover, I like the way that Barry Barkin,[Principal of the Yawnee valley science and letters academy] was embarrassed by the whole school when his car was parked right in front of the school entrance and when it was April fool’s day there were one hundred cows mooing inside the school.
What I liked about the illustrations is that on the second page of the book, there is Niles Spark prank wall and the illustrator, Kevin Cornell, turned it into the title of the book and added extra detail. Additionally, I truly like the picture when Miles is covered with Macaroni and tomato soup all over is clothes. The reason I like this image is because you could also see the look at Josh’s face expressing how VEX he looks and the students surrounding him are shocked.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read a funny book and just enjoys it.
I give this book 9.9/10
Reviewed by Romeo, age 9