Saturday, May 27, 2017

"When Will Fall Arrive?" - a bookwrap









I am featuring this book trailer and I know it's not in English but fantastic illustrations translate into any language.  Enjoy.



Unwrapping...






"When Will Fall Arrive?"

Created by Sanne Miltenburg

Ages 4+
Grade Level: PS +




Unwrapping some fabulous illustrations...































About the book...




Bunny and Hedgehog are BFFs.  They spend quality time together every day enjoying meals, playing cards and just hanging out.  Bunny is looking forward to being with his friend throughout the fall and cold winter months when time drags on but Hedgehog has other plans.  He announces that he will be hibernating for the winter and it begins when the first leaf falls. Oh my!  Whatever is Bunny going to do now without his best friend? 

Poor Rabbit is devastated.  How will he ever survive?  He hatches a plan that he thinks will keep his friend by his side all through those dreary months ... or so he thinks.  He decides he's going to go out every morning and collect all the fallen leaves so Hedgehog will not know when fall arrives.  Day after day in the early morning before Hedgehog awakens Bunny is hard at work gathering and storing bags and bags of leaves in his burrow. 

Will his clever scheme work?  Can he actually pull this off?  Will Hedgehog be tricked and stay awake to keep him company? 

This is a wonderful story about friendship, enjoying being together and accommodating your friend. The illustrations are amazing.  They are colourful, crisp and full of action and emotion.  This is a tale that will stay in your heart long after the story has been told.  I highly recommend this book. 




Storywraps rating... 5 HUGS!!!!!










About the creator...




Sanne Miltenburg was born in the Netherlands, where she still lives and works. Sanne has always been fascinated by stories. As a child she read everything she could get her hands on and started making up her own little stories in text and drawings. Her short stories and poems were published in magazines and newspapers and she regularly won writing contests. In 2005 she graduated from the Art Academy St. Joost in Illustration. And in 2013 she completed a course 'Writing for children' in Amsterdam. Sanne now works full-time as an author and illustrator.






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Friday, May 26, 2017

"We're Going to the Beach" - a bookwrap









Unwrapping...





"We're Going to the Beach"

Authored by Nancy Streza
Illustrated by Adam Pryce

Ages 2+



Unwrapping some fun illustrations...


































About the book...




This sing-songy (is that even a word?) book is perfect for little ones to enjoy.  It documents a perfect day together at the beach and the words are sung to the tune of the old favourite song, "The Farmer in the Dell."

An adorable little boy and girl spend their day: picking up shells, dragging seaweed, building a castle with a moat, chasing seagulls, riding waves, catching fish and racing the tide, just to name a few.  They are happy and carefree all day long relaxing in the sun, interacting with beach life and they end up culminating their busy day by slowing down to watch a beautiful sun sink into the vast ocean before them.  

The bright coloured illustrations are detailed and full of activity. The whole vibe of the book oozes a celebration of a perfect getaway at the beach.  Toddlers and preschoolers will love the repetition and rhyme that the story unfolds.  A lovely book to share with your wee-one. 


Storywrap Rating.... 4 HUGS!!!!







About the author...





Nancy Streza lives on a small farm in a rural community in southern California where she volunteers her time as a firefighter, children's theatre director, summer daycamp director and worship leader. She loves kids of all ages, especially her daughters and grandchildren.





About the illustrator...






Adam Pryce is an illustrator and designer based in Manchester, UK. He grew up in the Shropshire countryside and always loved to draw; for Christmases and birthdays the only gifts he would ask for were sketchbooks and pencils. His artwork is fun, colourful and energetic, using traditional and modern design techniques. His favourite things to draw are animals – he loves filling up his sketchbooks whilst visiting museums, zoos and faraway cities. In the future, he would like to own a Pomeranian. He would call it Lucifer.







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Thursday, May 25, 2017

"Cinderella and the Furry Slippers" - a bookwrap










How cool are these furry slippers? Very untraditional for Cinderella.  I want a pair....



Unwrapping...






"Cinderella and the Furry Slippers"

Authored by David Cali
Illustrated by Raphaëlle Barbanègre

Ages 3-7
Grade Level: PS-2






Unwrapping some fun illustations for you to enjoy...










































About the book...





This is such a fun book.  A fractured fairytale always brings a smile   to faces.  This is a modern-day version of a classic. Cinderella is not swept away by the handsome prince to rule as Queen in his kingdom but takes matters into her own hands and crowns herself  Queen of her own destiny.  It's so great to read books where girl-power rules and girl's celebrate their unique identity.

The story starts out like the original tale but soon morphs into one where Cinderella drools over the Prince pictured in a magazine. She wants desperately to go to the ball and meet with him.  She calls up a very unconventional Fairy Godmother who magically dresses her, not in haute couture,  but in you've got to be kidding garb, for the elegant occasion.   Cinderella longs to live out her own fairytale dream but in this outfit? Oh my!  She seems to be all set according to her fashion designer. Her carriage is a turnip with a variety of weird animals pulling it along and the castle destination is nothing like she imagined.   She does manage to get to the ball furry slippers and all and finally ends up in the arms of the Prince.  Dear me!!!  Pictures can be deceiving and this guy is definitely NOT her type...ever!!!  Up-close and personal with him is not a pretty site to behold.  Reality sets in and she dismisses the until-death-do-us-part syndrome tout suite and makes her escape ....... she's a goner!!!   

She decides to take fate into her own hands and write her own happily-ever-after ending.  This tale of empowerment will inspire and encourage independent thinking in girls and cheer them on to be  exactly what they want their life to be. 

The illustrations are whimsical, humorous with extremely eye-popping colours.  The whole vibe of the book is over-the-top fun!  This book teaches girls a valuable life lesson... yes you can,  and I highly recommend it. 




Storywrap rating... 5 HUGS!!!!!










About the author...







DAVIDE CALI began his career in 1994 as a cartoon writer for the Italian magazine Linus. He began writing children's books in 2000, and since then he has published over twenty books for children, including his previous book with Raphaëlle Barbanègre: Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs. Cali has won a 2006 Bologna Ragazzi Special Award, the Switzerland Enfantaisies Prize, the 2005 Baobob Prize, the Belgium Libbylit Award, and France's SNCF award. His books have been published in France, Italy, Austria, the United States and Canada, and translations of his books have been published in eighteen countries. Davide lives in Genoa, Italy.










About the illustrator...







RAPHAËLLE BARBANÈGRE has written and illustrated many books for children, including La folle aventure de Doudou a Paris and Le petit garçon qui aimait le rose. She is also the illustrator of Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs and Super potamo, both written by Davide Cali. She lives in Montreal.












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