There’s a bit of a trend in publishing for children at present – the flip-over book. Think of it as ‘sliding doors’ for kids – simple stories told in different ways by flipping the book over and reading from the back or upside down. The appeal for children is obvious – they get to choose[.....]
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Many years ago, I was walking along the street with my two-year-old (he’s now ten). Suddenly he stopped and cried out “Look mama! A wah-wah!” Now wah-wahs (his word for ducks) were his very favourite animal. We spent lots of time reading about wah-wahs, playing with toy wah-wahs and feeding the wah-wahs at our local[.....]
When I heard that one of my favourite authors was teaming up with one of my favourite illustrators to create a new picture book, I suspected that a classic was on the way. I wasn’t wrong.
Where should we begin? In outer space among the planets and stars or in the depths of the ocean where the sea creatures look like aliens?