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A World of Information

This is a miscellany of the very best kind. Readers will be hooked by facts as varied as differing kinds of knots, different kinds of print, the periodic table of the elements, neap and spring tides, the organs of the body and a whole host of other information. At no point does the trivia seem…

Beegu

‘Beegu was not supposed to be here. She was lost.’ The opening words of Alexis Deacon’s new picturebook are set against a flat landscape rimmed by dark mountains. In front of the mountains what we may assume is a flying saucer lies partially embedded in the ground. To the right foreground lies a yellow figure,…

Harrison Loved His Umbrella

It’s not often I begin a review with a description of the physical attributes of a book, but Harrison Loved His Umbrella is such a tactile and satisfying volume it is impossible not to comment on this at the outset. Its square shape (17.5 cm.x17.5cm.) is just perfect for small hands to hold and 56…

Life Is Magic

The famous magician, Monsieur Lapin, is holding auditions for the role of a new assistant without any luck, until Houdini the rabbit comes along. He turns out to be the perfect choice; he loves magic, looks after everyone, and ensures the show runs smoothly. One night, things go wrong, however. Yet Houdini is not daunted…

Mr Moon Wakes Up

Mr Moon seems to spends most of his time snoozing, making him an excellent bedtime companion but a rather languid playmate. He can’t seem to be tempted by anything, be it games, puzzles or even adventure stories. However, one night our boy protagonist follows Mr Moon through the vines and branches of their wallpaper. As…

Pandora

A little fox named Pandora lives alone in a world of broken things. She spends her time gathering and mending what she can, never seeing anyone else in this strange and ruined landscape. But one day, when a bird falls from the sky, another living thing in need of her help, her world slowly begins…

Technicolour Treasure Hunt

Learn to count from one to ten with this nature-inspired treasure hunt. Design house Hvass&Hannibal have arranged their stylish spreads according to the seven colours of the rainbow. Young readers will encounter over 70 first words, mostly based on flora and fauna. The spreads feature groupings of the associated objects for readers to find and…

This Is Not a Book

When is a book not a book? When it’s a monster and a toolbox and a butterfly and much more besides. This board book created by the French graphic artist, Jean Jullien is a playful tribute to symmetry, to things that open and close and to the imagination. Exploring the creative possibilities of the book…
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