Friday, 26 December 2014

Picture Books(with an NZ flavour) pre School up

(Note: No, I hadn't forgotten I had a Book Blog  - Christmas just caught up with me!  BM) 

NZ Illustrator
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)

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