A terrific book! A collection of nature’s most unmissable events, epic migrations and extraordinary behaviours.
It’s a large hardback book which feels and looks wonderful. Each page is packed with information in a beautiful style of illustration. Alongside a main section of text there are smaller bite size sentences amongst the images, great style and a great way to explore and find out.
Each continent has several pages with different countries. It is easy and very clear how to find the countries and their continents. In Europe, for instance, there are Polar Bears in Greenland, Puffins in Iceland, Honey bees in the British Isles and, my favourite Barn Owls in France. The owls are gorgeous and we have owlets with nightcaps on in the tree and a protective parent owl overseeing the lavender field at dusk, a beautiful image.
Each page has a scene which has amazing colours and images, including the child dreamer, lots to see, and lots of ways into discussions and questions.
Brian Moses and Bee Willey are an excellent duo, they both have so much experience and good books to their names. Brian is one of Britain’s favourite children’s poets and he is featured on the National Poetry Archive with over 200 books published and 2000 schools visited.
There was a well attended post exhibition talk at Archway Library on Monday 1st August and Ifeoma talked about her work, her travels and her books.The next day there was a workshop and activities for children.
What’s the real reason the dinosaurs died out? Can anyone rescue Class 3 from the wild dinner ladies? And what will happen when Class 2M meet a lion?
A book of brilliantly funny poems from John Dougherty, a well known fiction author, there are riddles, puzzles and haiku. There are illustrations from Tom Morgan Jones which give a great feel to the poems and even the most reluctant of readers will be smiling!
Published by the new children’s imprint of Otter-Barry, who has a commitment to four poetry collections a year and this is a terrific start.
Read all the poems in this book and my thoughts are that if they all have a final verse as Dinosaurs and Dinner Ladies, it’s going to make for some real fun reading!
….’ The dinosaurs are all long dead Extinct,departed,sadly missed, But survival of the fittest means That dinner-ladies Still exist.’
A great read for all ages and especially for 7- 10 years.