Thursday, 9 May 2013

Picture Book

NZ Writer & Illustrator
Sabrina Malcolm
Blue Moon Bird
Scholastic 2013           $19.99pb           32 pages
ISBN 978 1 7754 3112 1

Themes: Inventions/ Loneliness/ Magic/ Toys
Theodore Cubb is a lonely small boy who has the good fortune to live in a toy factory and one night a most surprising thing happens to him that eventually leads him to a new friend! Although Sabrina’s distinctive illustrations and designs will be familiar to many readers, this is the first time she has illustrated AND written a picture book. We are treated to a feast of bright but never over stated colours in images that will want to be explored over and over again.  Like all good stories, not too much is told and there is plenty of scope for the reader and listener to build on their imaginations.
Year 2 up/ Age 6 up

The book was launched by Fleur Beale at the Children’s Bookshop, Kilbirnie, last night and here Sabrina is about to sign copies for a happy customer.

For a review of the book on the Kim Hill programme on 25.5.12 go to:  

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