For Audrey With Love: Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy by Philip Hopman

Over the years I have developed a rather strong love and admiration for both famous Hepburn's. Katharine for her fierce independence and uncompromising approach to life and love...as well as her wonderful, eclectic movie choices. And Audrey for her style, her big heart and her amazing cast of leading men!Therefore For Audrey With Love was always going … Continue reading For Audrey With Love: Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy by Philip Hopman

CBCA Eve Pownall Information Book Shortlist 2018

Eve Pownall Award for Information BooksBooks entered into this category should intend to document factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style, for kids aged anywhere between 0-18 years. The 2018 shortlist for the Eve Pownall Award looks a little like this: Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak and Julian … Continue reading CBCA Eve Pownall Information Book Shortlist 2018

Sharing and Caring with Picture Books

A number of years ago I fell in love with Wendy (the adventure seeking chicken) then Herman and Rosie (the lonely, jazz loving New Yorkers). I loved the quirky humour and the sophisticated style that Australian author/illustrator Gus Gordon injected into every page, although I wasn't sure how well the stories would work with actual children. Which is … Continue reading Sharing and Caring with Picture Books

Blab-fest!

Busting! is the latest in Aaron Blabey's incredible run of hilarious, rhyming picture books. Poor Lou is desperate to go the loo, but there's a queue!Blabey once again deals with an embarrassing, uncomfortable issue that we've all had at one time or another and reminds us that a good belly laugh makes just about any topic … Continue reading Blab-fest!