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Saturday, 15 July 2017

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST CHILDRENS BOOK REVIEWS JULY 15-16

This week my childrens book reviews include  a perfect holiday book of things to do outdoors, a magical celebration of the series, 'That's Not My..., an exploration of famous cities and a heart-warming tale of brotherly love. 

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

BOOK OF THE WEEK



THE ANTI-BOREDOM BOOK OF BRILLIANT OUTDOOR THINGS TO DO BY ANDY SEED
CHILDRENS 7+
This brilliant book is packed full of fantastic activities, fun games, hilarious facts, laugh out loud jokes and much more. It doesn't matter if it's sunny, raining, or you're in the garden or on the beach, you will find something thing to do. Find out how to set bug traps, create a rainbow or make sand and stone art. Perfect to encourage kids to go outside for the Summer holidays.
ISBN 9781408870099 PB Bloomsbury PB £5.99



THAT'S NOT MY UNICORN BY FIONA WATT & RACHEL WELLS
PICTURE BOOK 2+
The 50th title in the international best selling series, 'That's Not My..' This silver edged board book, perfect for little hands, will delight babies and toddlers. The bright rainbow coloured pages feature a beautiful unicorn and his friend, a little mouse. Stroke the unicorn's soft mane and ears or touch his sparkly wings and unicorn horn. This tactile book helps sensory and language awareness with its repetitive words and different textures. Also adorably cute!
ISBN 97811474935975 HB Usborne £6.99




IN FOCUS: CITIES BY LIBBY WALDEN
CHILDREN 7+
Ten illustrator's explore ten unique cities. It delves into the cultural, social and historical identities of these world famous metropolis. In this supersized book you can lift the giant flaps to discover trivia and amazing facts. London is the most haunted city in the world. Moscow is home to the world's largest bell and Sydney, the most toxic spider. Paris has more dogs than people. From London to Tokyo, find your favourite city and explore!
ISBN 9781848575912 HB 360 Degrees £15.99




THE NEAREST FAR AWAY PLACE BY HAYLEY LONG
YOUNG ADULT 13+
Two orphaned brothers must leave America to live with their aunt and uncle in Wales. A thought provoking, sensitive tale of the different stages of grief and healing. You're really rooting for the endearing siblings as they try and help each other. I also loved the cultural contrast between living in America and Wales. Flavoured with Dylan Thomas references and quotes, this is a poignant, heart-warming tale of brotherly love.
ISBN 9781471406263 PB Hot Key £6.99