Saturday, December 29, 2012

Holiday Reading for Little Boys and Girls

The Wreck of the Diddley by Fatcat and Fishface (Craig Potton Publishing)

Fatcat and Fishface musical duo originally played this song in an animated video for a competition. It was so popular they decided to turn it into a picture book.

Young boys (3-6 years) will love this rollicking pirate tale about a Captain and his crew going down with their ship.  Told in rhyme with colourful illustrations by Stephen Templer, it also comes with a DVD  so that young boys (and little girls who love a good song and story) can enjoy singing along while reading the book. A must-have for car journeys (if you have a portable DVD player), and holiday playing on boring raining days inside. 

Kindergartens will also find this book and DVD a great addition to their library for reading time on the mat.  Afterwards, little boys and girls can dress up as pirates and have some pirate adventures of their own in the sandspit and or paddling pool. 

Great fun for the holidays!

Buy direct from the publisher in paperback $24.99 (with free CD) or hardback $34.99 (with free CD).

Pipimoomoo by Justine Summers (Craig Potton Publishing)

Pipimoomoo wore her jeans everywhere until the day she wets them while playing over at her friend Pinky Pickle's house. Pinky Pickle gives Pipimoomoo her favourite flowery skirt to wear home. Pipimoomoo loves the red flowery polka dot skirt so much she wears it to bed. That night she dreamt of skirts of all different colours and patterns. The next day she asked her Mum if she could make her own colourful skirt...

A perfect book for little imaginative girls. Perhaps mother and daughter can make their own colourful skirt afterwards...

See inside here

Buy here for $19.00 paperback and $29 hardback.

At the Beach by Gillian Candler and illustrator Ned Barraud (Craig Potton Publishing)

Children from four to eight years have an insatiable curiosity about the world around them.  They ask endless questions that you sometimes cannot answer. Here's a book that you and your young child can look at together to find out about three kinds of eco-systems at the beach; the sandy beach, rock pools and the mudflats. Afterwards, read about the animals and plants that lurk in those environments. You'll find information about crabs, sea stars, shellfish, seaweeds, sponges, fishes, jellyfish, birds and more. The gorgeous illustrations give views of the beach above and below water. At the back is a pull-out waterproof quick reference guide to take to the beach.  Perfect to take on holiday, to the beach, or school trips. 

Activities for kids, and teaching resource for teachers here.

Buy here for $19.00 paperback and $29 hardback.

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