Beautifully illustrated picture books to enjoy
Have a read of these fantastic new picture books by some well known illustrators and get to know some new ones too.
The Hueys in the new jumper / Oliver Jeffers.
“I love Oliver Jeffers’ books so am excited by this new offering – the first in a series starring the Hueys. The Hueys are mischievous, quirky little creatures, but the most unique thing about them is that they are ALL the same. Exactly the same. So what happens then, when Rupert Huey decides one day to knit himself a jumper …” – (Staff Member)
The singing mermaid / written by Julia Donaldson ; illustrated by Lydia Monks.
This is a very glittery addition to the Library from the team behind the favourite What the Ladybird Heard. In this story “a singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape?” – (Staff Member)
Wolf won’t bite! / [by] Emily Gravett.
“PreS-K-Wolf is the underdog in Gravett’s story about three bigwig circus pigs. The tuxedoed ringmaster, muscle-shirted strongman, and tutu-clad acrobat have gone hunting with a huge butterfly net and caught a large, unkempt gray wolf. With hoopla and dramatic typeface, the pigs put him through his paces: “I can make him jump through hoops!” “I can shoot him through the air!” “I can lift him off the ground!” “I can make him dance a jig.” but (to quote the confident refrain) “WOLF WON’T BITE!” Truly, the creature looks more perplexed and put-upon than fierce through most of these trials. . . .Readers, though, can’t help wondering whether it’s time to start worrying. Wolf Won’t Bite! is an entertaining and original spin on the old wolf-and-pigs theme. It will delight children.” – (adapted from School Library Journal summary)
Perfect square / Michael Hall.
“The brilliant Hall creates an entire world out of one simple square. This ingenious picture book celebrates how creativity can change the way one looks at a basic shape . . . or the world itself.” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
The pros and cons of being a frog / Sue deGennaro.
“Finding the right animal wasn’t easy. It was Camille who finally gave me the idea of being a frog! Frog boy and Camille are best friends but they are very different. Camille speaks in numbers and Frog boy likes to dress up. With Camille’s help he finds that dressing up as a frog is perfect for him, but when he tries to convince his friend to be a frog too, his plan goes terribly wrong.” – (adapted from Global Books summary)
Pom Pom : where are you? / Natalie Jane Prior ; [illustrated by] Cheryl Orsini.
“Pom Pom lives with his family in a tall building in Paris. He longs to see more of the world, and one day his wish comes true . . .An energetic and joyous story about a little dog with a big sense of adventure.” – (adapted from Global Books summary)