Monday, 19 May 2014

Picture Books

NZ Writer & Illustrator (a brother and sister team)
Tania Norfolk, illustrated by Chris Norfolk     Grasshopper’s Week
Craig Potton Publishing 2014 $19.99pn 36 pp
ISBN 978 1 9272 1306 3
Themes: Days of the week/ New Zealand bush/ Repetitive stories

When Grasshopper asks his old friend Tree what day of the week it is, Tree replies not only with the right answer but with some additional information of his own (Wild Wind Day/ Wobble Day/ Song Day). This gives the artist (the writer’s brother) a chance to introduce some small but lively characters from the New Zealand bush and for them all to celebrate together by dancing around the tree. A whimsical story, which would be fun to share with a very young group, preferably in the out of doors.


 Preschool up/ Age 4 up

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