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Was read to me 12th January '19

The Dog Who Found Sorrow
Author: Ruta Briede Illustrator: Elina Braslina
This is a beautifully poetic picture book that has been translated from Latvian. A dog walks through his home town and sees that a thick fog has descended. It has changed how the townspeople feel and he wants to do something about it, so he does. The book inspires so much discussion about sadness, hope and having strong values. It also raised questions about ecology (We felt the sorrows may reflect the damage being done by pollution).
The illustrations are stunning and add to the poignancy of the story.

Was read to me 4th January '19

Daisy the Doughnut Fairy
A colourful book for children who enjoy fairies, pirates, doughnuts and using their imagination. The fairies think of lots of ways to use doughnuts and help out some pirates too. It's a light hearted bedtime read.

Was read to me 4th January '19

The Story of Pinocchio
Author: Katie Daynes
This is a charming retelling of the classic story. It is illustrated in becomes and oranges, which adds to the feeling of a time and place long ago. The story has a strong moral; to think before you speak, and this is still relevant today.

Was read to me 30th December '18

Captain Pug
Author: Laura James Illustrator: Eglantine Ceulemans
We all enjoyed this book much more than we expected and would recommend it to younger readers or as a longer bedtime book to share over a few evenings. Pug is quite a cheeky little character and we all thought that his incredibly posh owner was really funny. We enjoyed seeing Pug bravely conquering his fear of the water through the adventure too. We are looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Was read to me 19th December '18

How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters
Author: Alex T. Smith
I can't imagine a more perfect way to count down the days before Christmas than to read this gorgeous book, chapter by chapter. It's been carefully written so that you can do just that, with 24 (and a half) making up the story of a little mouse and a little boy. It's just delightful in it's own right, but Alex T Smith has added a Christmas activity into each day, all of which are perfect for families to create and share. It would be a brilliant gift and I know that it will get tucked away to relish from December 1st again next year...what a treat!