Hello, welcome to Book Monsters. Deckle has donned his poshest specs for our stop on a fantastic blog tour. Take a seat, get comfortable, I have a great book to share with you today.
This is Douglas, You Need Glasses! Written and illustrated by Ged Adamson, published by Random House.
I was aware a little while ago, of a colourful pop-up book doing the rounds. Yet somehow I shamefully missed actually reading it. However, the paperback non-pop-up version has just arrived, and I am very very excited to show it to you.
It is The Colour Monster. Written and illustrated by Anna Llenas and published by Templar Publishing.
Yes, I am partial to a monster based book, and I also LOVE colours, so there couldn’t be anything much more perfect as far as I’m concerned. Actually, add to that a pinch of emotional guidance and we’re there.
I was sent this book a while ago and shamefully it has taken me this long to read it (sorry Angela). But, in all honesty, it was worth the wait.
This is Thumble Tumble and the Ollpheist written by A. H. Proctor.
Are you into fairy tales? Legends? Mythical beasts? This book has it all, in a lovely compact little package.
I love France, I love Paris. It’s romantic, interesting, full of art and culture and wonderful people! So when I spotted this new picture book doing the rounds on social media with the beautiful Eiffel Tower lurking on the front cover I was keen to get my Book Monstery mitts on it. The Book Monster has even dug out his old tutu for this particular book review today. Don’t be fooled, he can’t ballet, neither can I. I have two left feet and Deckle has, urm, no feet! Thank goodness, then, that we have a tiger who can dance …
This is Tiger in a Tutu, written and illustrated by the very talented Fabi Santiago and published by Orchard Books.
Every month, over on Twitter I help run and join in a monthly online book chat called @KidLitReaders We read a book, and then on a named Sunday get together at 8pm on #KidLitReaders and chat away about it. It’s great fun and a great way to explore the best of recent children’s lit.
For June 2016 we chose the book Sweet Pizza, written by G. R. Gemin, published by Nosy Crow Books.