Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Nonna's Library: This Little Roo Went to Market, Our Dog Knows Words & That's (Not) Mine



Title: This Little Roo Went to Market
Illustrator: Mandy Foot
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publication Date: 29th September 2015
Pages: 24
Book Source: Hachette Australia

Synopsis: An Aussie reimagining of 'This Little Piggy Went to Market' from bestselling illustrator Mandy Foot.

My Thoughts: 
Absolutely adorable read, cutest illustrations. Bright, colourful and fun! Mia loves having This Little Piggy Went to Market played on her feet so she was happy to go along with this reimagined story complete with Aussie animals.


'This little roo went to market.
This little platypus stayed at home.
This little croc had tasty treats.
This little quokka had none.'





And there's a surprise in store for little Roo when he gets home ...

I love Mandy Foot's artwork, check out her inspiration in the clip below. My granddaughter loves animals so I'll be picking up more of Mandy's delightful books. 




Connect with Mandy Foot




Title: Our Dog Knows Words
Author: Peter Gouldthorpe
Illustrator: Lucy Gouldthorpe
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publication Date: 27th October 2015
Pages: 24
Book Source: Hachette Australia

Synopsis: Meet our very clever dog. He always knows just what we're saying to him. He knows, but does he always obey?

A funny story about a clever (but not always obedient) dog, from a father-daughter team of dog lovers.

From playing in the park to dinnertime, bath time and bedtime - this very smart dog knows what's going on!


My Thoughts:
Mia loves dogs and she knows they don't always do as they're told so she adored the clever, cheeky dog in Our Dog Knows Words. Not only does this dog know words, he understands when they're spelt. 

I didn't find this quite as appealing to read as some of the other books but there's a lot to look at and the dog's funny antics held Mia's attention.

The illustrations are cartoony and fun. A cute story, one dog lovers will relate to.












Title: That's (Not) Mine
Author: Anna Kang
Illustrator: Christopher Weyant
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publication Date: September 2015
Pages: 32
Book Source: Hachette Australia

Synopsis: The two fuzzy creatures from You Are (Not) Small argue over a chair, each shouting 'It's mine!' But they soon realise it's better to play than to fight with your friend.
The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of The New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about sharing.


My Thoughts: 
A funny story about two very cute, fuzzy creatures sharing (or not) and with just a few big bold words (no more are actually needed) and bright, funny illustrations this story is a treat for shared reading. 

The illustrations are so expressive they'll have you and your little reader giggling and nodding because what little person isn't obsessed with the word mine and hasn't wanted to keep a toy (or chair) all to them self. 

Nice message and a fun lesson for little ones on sharing and taking turns. 

Mia liked it and declared the book "mine" ... oops, don't think she quite got the message lol 





Connect with Anna Kang





9 comments:

  1. These sound wonderful!! That first one has got my attention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. the artwork in the This Little Roo is absolutely darling, a gorgeous keepsake and a cute read!

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  2. Awwwwwwwww Every kiddo I know is getting books from me this year. These sound adorbs!

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    1. totally adorbs Felicia, my granddaughter has so many books she could start her own libraray lol

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  3. All 3 of these look adorable! I love that Mia didn't get the message but I can see why she would want to keep the book!

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  4. I like the illustrations in that first one

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  5. Love the Little Roo one - very adorable. And love concept of last one Thats (Not) Mine. I love watching Max and cousin Audrey (both grandchildren of my sister) when they are delineating what is theirs! They are so funny, big hugs when they meet but then very territorial over what they think belongs to them. I love watching them! I think the adults in my family would love the book as they they think of these two!

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  6. Hehe just saw the last sentence and laughing!

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  7. All of these sound delightful but Little Roo is one I'd like to add to Sophia's pile :)

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