• Book Review

    There’s an Ouch in my Pouch – Jeanne Willis & Garry Parsons

    “What is the matter with Willaby Wallaby? Why is he sobbing and throwing a wobbly?  Willaby Wallaby is not where he wants to be.” This bonza billabong tale will have you giggling and wondering when Willaby Wallaby will be where he wants to be!    ***   I picked this up out of luck in my local bookshop, Storytellers Inc, on Bookshop Day last weekend. Spike actually pulled it off the shelf and I thought the title sounded cute. I then realised it was the same author as one of my favourite picture books!  I knew right then I would buy it but when the lovely Caroline said how much…

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    Prankenstein – Andy Seed

    “Soapy Thompson woke up with a cucumber on his head. It was large and green and still attached to the bush. He blinked a few times and wondered why his bedroom was so bright and why the ceiling was made of glass. And the walls.  Soapy sat up and rubbed his eyes. There was a family of woodlice in his hair and his left cheek was encrusted with grotty bits of compost. He was in the greenhouse. Why?”   Someone is doing some hilarious pranks around Soapy’s town and he just wishes he could be involved. Yet his boring life could never be as exciting as shooting his granny off her…

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    Penelope Crumb Finds her Lucky Stars – Shawn K Stout

    “Sometimes I worry about getting the BAD LUCK. I don’t know how you catch it exactly, but I guess its a lot like catching the stomach bug. Or getting warts. (Truth be told, if you’ve got the stomach bug AND warts, then your luck probably isn’t so good.)” Penelope Crumb wants to win back her best friend Pasty Cline, who seems to have ditched her for the awful Vera Bogg. When the chance to spend quality time with Patsy arrives Penelope jumps at it, especially as it involves drawing and painting too, but then Vera joins in and Penelope’s ideas cause problems in the group, and everything seems to go…

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    Mini Review: Guinea Pigs Online: Christmas Quest by Jennifer Gray & Amanda Swift

    The guinea pigs are on another adventure and this time they won’t be home for Christmas! When Coco finds her way into Mummy’s bag and on the way to the airport, for a flight to Peruare , she is worried what that will mean for Christmas, but thankfully Henrietta and Ben, along with Mummy’s Husky and Fuzzy, are on their way to the import too! Eduardo, Fuzzy and Coco’s friend is tagging along with them too, in the hope that he can finally be reunited with his family. When they get there though the guinea pigs find that the traditional Coca Bean belonging to Eduardo’s family has been stolen and…