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Saturday, 17 June 2017

FATHERS DAY CHILDRENS BOOK COLUMN SOUTH WALES EVENING POST JUNE 17-18

This week my pick of children's book include two picture books perfect for Fathers Day this Sunday. Also an educational activity book about sea creatures and a young adult historical romance set in World War Two.

All in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!


BOOK OF THE WEEK


ME AND MY DAD BY ROBIN SHAW
PICTURE BOOK 3+
A young girl goes on a walk with her dad. She discovers castles, crocodiles and dinosaurs but the best surprise is at the end. A joyful celebration of the bond between Father and child and the power of the imagination. The illustrations are to be savoured, poured over and shared. The first children's book from the animator of Snowman and Snow Dog, this will transport, inspire and melt hearts. Perfect for Fathers Day.
ISBN 9781444928112 HB Hodder Books £12.99




I LOVE MY GRANDAD BY GILES ANDREAE & EMMA DODD
PICTURE BOOK 2+
Special Grandad's should always be remembered on Fathers Day. Feel the joy and fun of spending the day with Grandad. Whether its playing games, solving problems or going on adventures, they are a treasure trove of information and ideas. Bold cheerful illustrations perfectly capture the loving relationship between the generations. A great gift to share.
ISBN 9781408338179 PB Orchard Books £6.99



SHARKS AND OTHER SEA CREATURES BY DORLING KINDERSLEY
CHILDREN 4+
Want to explore the ocean? Find out about super sharks, pretty parrot fish, and all their friends? This is a blend of educational content and simple creative fun. Why not paint a puffer fish, make your own jellyfish or create an ocean in an egg box! Imaginative and informative this is wonderful to engage young minds with fun projects and facts. Also in the series are farm animals, bugs and forest life. Perfect for the holidays.
ISBN 9780241274385 HB Dorling Kindersley £7.99




A BERLIN LOVE SONG BY SARAH MATTHIAS
YOUNG ADULT 13+
Set against the backdrop of World War Two, seventeen year old,German schoolboy, Max falls in love with Lili, a Romani trapeze artist from a travelling circus. Will their forbidden love survive when he is conscripted into the SS? A beautiful, heartbreaking romance that shines a light on the Romani Holocaust. A powerful, bitter sweet, insightful novel that will stay with you long after you finish it. Great for discussion in teenage and adult book clubs.
ISBN 9781909991408 PB Troika Books £7.99