This is my children’s books review for Mulberry Club English Season.
One father and four children went for a walk. On a real, long walk, almost on a trip. It’s boring to walk just like this — both small and grown-up. But if this is not an ordinary walk, but hunting? Hunting for a bear! Agree, the case immediately takes a different turn. When you go on a real hunt, you will have to overcome the most incredible obstacles. The family skids down a grassy slope, swishes across a river, sludges through mud and, of course, finally sees the bear with a wet nose, big fur ears and huge eyes. What to do? Run faster home!The illustrations are wonderful: story page in color, sound-effects page in black and white. The black-and-white pages repeat: “We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared. Oh-oh! … We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. Oh, no! We’ve got to go through it!” And the colored pages show the sounds of whatever activity the previous page was talking about. The author took a lot of time selecting his sounds and it makes for wonderful, fun reading.
This is a new edition of a great-value sticker book with brightly coloured, intricate illustrations and photographs of the major sights, cities and landmarks of each country. It is updated to include the 2012 Olympics stadium. It features over 140 stickers for children to place on the maps. It also features the key towns of Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as sculptures, bridges and galleries, from the countries’ most famous places to their hidden secrets.
Why I Love My Mummy by Daniel Howarth
To understand our feelings and express them — the skills are no less important than the ability to walk, read and count. It’s not always easy for us to understand what we feel, and it’s even harder to express it. Sometimes, books help us to talk about feelings. This one is like that. This book is about love, about mother, about why we love our mothers. This book is wonderful not only because of the text. The pictures of animals and their babies
are so adorable and touching that the book wants to be viewed again and again. Featuring children’s own words and heart-warming pictures, this book can be given by boys or girls to their mummy on mothers’ day. Or at any time!
The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss (Author)
This collection of six Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss. In one sturdy hardcover omnibus, The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books includes the complete text and illustrations for The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!, Ten Apples Up on Top! (illustrated by Roy McKie), In a People House (illustrated by Roy McKie), Hooper Humperdink . . . ? Not Him! (illustrated by Scott Nash), and Because a Little Bug Went Ka-choo! (illustrated by Michael Frith). Ideal for starting a child’s library, this collection will whet young readers’ appetites for additional books in the Beginner Book series—and help nourish a lifelong love of reading!
There are some books that are destined to be shared from generation to generation. Books about Elmer has got to be at the top of this list. There are many stories about elephant Elmer. Each of them is full of humor and touches topics that are interesting to children. At the same time in each book there are talks about such serious things as the meaninglessness of war, the importance of communication, equality, tolerance and emotional warmth, self-knowledge and self-reliance, and respect for individuality. The kind and at the same time ironic stories about Elmer prove that nothing is impossible when at least one of your friends thinks positively!
This is a story about a boy who discovers a bizarre-looking creature while out collecting bottle-tops at a beach. Having guessed that it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but the problem is met with indifference by everyone else, who barely notice it’s presence. Each is unhelpful in their own way; strangers, friends, parents are all unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to day-to-day life. In spite of his better judgement, the boy feels sorry for this hapless creature, and attempts to find out where it belongs.
The «Lost Thing» received an Honourable Mention at the Bologna International Book Fair, Italy, was named an Honour Book at the CBCA Awards, won an Aurealis Award and a Spectrum Award for illustration in the United States. Original illustrations from the book were exhibited at the Itabashi Art Museum in Tokyo.
A London-based film production company, Passion Pictures, is currently adapting The Lost Thing as a short animated film, and the Canberra-based youth theatre company Jigsaw has staged a multi-media adaptation of the story at the National Gallery of Australia in October 2004. This 15-minute animated short film won the Oscar for Best Animated Short.
For a long time, dragons were ignored and overlooked . . . just like George. But one rainy Thursday, lonely George sees his first dragon. From that moment on, George’s new friends follow him everywhere. They get him into all sorts of trouble, too. The dragons need to find their way home before they’re noticed by other people, and George is the only one who can get them there. A child’s imagination is the gateway to magic and freedom in this beautiful story from the creators of The Tin Forest.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling (Author), Jim Kay (Illustrator)
An extraordinary creative achievement by an extraordinary talent, Jim Kay’s inspired reimagining of J.K. Rowling’s classic series has captured a devoted following worldwide. This stunning new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanbrings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters – including Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Professor Trelawney. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike as Harry, now in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, faces Dementors, death omens and – of course – danger.