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Book Review: Grey Bear Days

Book Review: Grey Bear Days

Sundays Are For Reading -Grey Bear Days by Sabrinah Morad and Wen Dee Tan How do you cope when one of your parents is suffering from Grey Bear Days? Sensitively written for younger picture book readers, Grey Bear Days equips readers with the tools to understand a fuller picture of what might happen when a beloved parent is bested by the grey bear of depression. Following a mother and son, Grey Bear Days opens with life before the grey bear comes, a rosy picture full of activities that parent and child can do together with beautifully detailed backgrounds and bright...

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Woods in the Books presents: An interview with Weng Pixin, author and illustrator of Let’s Not Talk Anymore.

Woods in the Books presents: An interview with Weng Pixin, author and illustrator of Let’s Not Talk Anymore.

Woods in the Books chats with Weng Pixin on her new book, Let’s Not Talk Anymore and finds out about how the idea of the book came about, her art making process and more! Let’s Not Talk Anymore, the exhibition is on from 6 - 15 August at Woods in the Books. See you there! Get your copy of Let's Not Talk Anymore the Woods in the Books E-Store!Get it here!Also by Weng Pixin: Sweet TimeGet it here!  

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Book Review: Fish Kid and the Mega Manta Ray

Book Review: Fish Kid and the Mega Manta Ray

Sundays Are For Reading - Fish Kid and the Mega Manta Ray by Kylie Howarth Bodhi the Fish Kid and his friend Emely return for a brand new adventure in Fish Kid and the Mega Manta Ray! Armed with superpowers that let him breathe underwater and swim without flippers, Bodhi’s fun-filled marine animal adventures shine a light on environmental problems facing the world’s oceans. Bodhi and Emely return from the Galapagos Islands, where Bodhi’s parents work as a marine biologist and underwater photographer. Back in Australia, Bodhi’s grandfather has been lonely ever since his wife vanished at sea a year ago....

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Book Review: Last - The story of a white rhino

Book Review: Last - The story of a white rhino

Sundays are for Reading - Last by Nicola Davies Inspired by the story of Sudan, the last Northern White Rhinoceros, Nicola Davies’ story of a last lonely rhino in captivity is a simple introduction to the world of animal conservation that develops the reader's empathy.   In spare and minimalist language, Last is written from the point of view of a lonely rhino, reliving its old memories and describing its present-day circumstances. Stark contrasts characterise the illustrations, the monotonous greys of the animals in their cages against the bright and fresh hues in the rhino’s memories of being young and living...

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