(Note: No, I hadn't forgotten I had a Book Blog - Christmas just caught up with me! BM)
Little Bo Peep and more… illustrated by Donovan Bixley
Upstart Press 2014 $19.99pp 24pp
ISBN 978 1 9272 6208 5
Themes: Sheep/ Traditional nursery rhymes
Four traditional nursery rhymes (Little Bo Peep/ Baa Baa Black sheep/ Mary had a little lamb and Little Boy Blue) are brought to life here with Donovan Bixley’s inimitable illustrations. He manages to give what are essentially English rhymes a unique New Zealand flavour. Little Bo Peep’s sheep were not really lost - they were away enjoying some outdoor pursuits - tramping/ fishing/ flying a light plane… no wonder they are wagging their tails behind them.
Preschool up/ Age 4 up (but much older children will find this hilarious)