Saturday, 2 July 2016

Metamorphosis from Melinda Szymanik and Donovan Bixley

NZ Writer and Illustrator Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Donovan Bixley Fuzzy Doodle Scholastic 2016  $19.00pb 32pp ISBN 978 1 7754 3406 1 Themes: Metamorphosis/ Stories in rhyme

Melinda and Donovan in tandem were bound to come up with something very special – and they have in words and image that match so perfectly. ! This is a story in which to use your imagination and just see where it takes you. What is Fuzzy and what does he become? It is over to the reader and listener. And, if you are reading it aloud to a group (or just one lucky child) and are familiar with Margaret Mahy’s Bubble Trouble you will find the same addictive rhythm that carries you through. I think Margaret would have liked this very much!  I can’t wait to share it with a group.

Melinda (left) at the launch of A winter's day in 1939
 Image: Barbara Murison
Preschool up (and UP….)
Donovan at Storylines Wellington 2015
Image: Barbara Murison

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