April 24 2021

Picture books about stories and words

The Lost Library, Dinosaurs In Love, The March Of The Ants, and Poo! And Other Words That Make Me Laugh

The Lost Library, Dinosaurs In Love, The March Of The Ants, and Poo! And Other Words That Make Me Laugh

Title: The Lost Library
Author: Jess McGeachin
Genre/ issues: Picture book. Fantasy. Stories.

Title: Dinosaurs In Love
Author: Fenn Rosenthal
Illustrator: Hannah Jacobs
Genre/ issues: Picture book. Libraries and why they matter.

Title: The March Of The Ants
Author: Ursula Dubosarsky
Illustrator: Tohby Riddle
Genre/ issues: Picture book. Stories.

Title: Poo! And Other Words That Make Me Laugh
Author: Felice Arena
Illustrator: Tom Jellet
Genre/ issues: Picture book. Word fun. 

Shop local where you can: For Australian readers, you can find this book on Booktopia, or support your local independent bookstore. US readers, check out Bookshop.org.

Can you guess what I’ve been reading this week? More picture books!
📚 I’m a sucker for a book about a library – even moreso when the narrative focuses on the journeys that stories can take you on. This one reminded me of a children’s version of The Starless Sea – which I’m sure I don’t need to tell you is a HUGE compliment. The Lost Library by @jessmcgeachin is a delightful trip through a secret library, showing all the things you can learn from the stories around you. And the illustrations inside are as gorgeous as you’d expect from that cover!!!
📚If you’ve not seen the music clip of Dinosaurs In Love, stop reading right now and go and search for it on YouTube. Written by 3 year old Fenn Rosenthal, it is such a joy, and this picture book version of it is super sweet.
📚March of the Ants was written by @ursuladubosarsky as part of her tenure as Australian Children’s Laureate, and has been available online since then, but I love this picture book version of it by @booktrailpress. A fantastic story about an ant who brings a book on a long journey. Initially he’s mocked by his fellow ants, but they soon realise the importance of stories to sustain them on the long march ahead.
📚I love books that give you opportunities to play with words. Poo! And Other Words That Make Me Laugh is an excellent example – lots of words that are fun to wrap your mouth around, and are fun and funny to say. I also love the glossary at the end that gives you the definitions of all those hilarious words. A fab fun book from @fleech and Tom Jellett.
All of these are going straight to the study and into my collection. Super cute and fun to read!

#TamaraReads #2021readingchallenge 34-37/2021

Happy reading,




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Posted April 24, 2021 by Tamara Reads in category Book chat, Children's Books, Picture books

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