‘Koala Bare’ by Jackie French Illustrated by Matt Shanks

Genre: Picture Book Jackie French. She is synonymous with my childhood bedtime stories (specifically Diary of a Wombat) and she’s written dozens and dozens since and her latest ‘Koala Bare’ continues her Aussie theme Jackie is legendary for. A grumpy koala. Need I say more? What I will say is that can never sound more like a tourist by saying ‘koala bear’. The character reminds me of me when I was little, my mother likes to say, as the youngestRead more

‘Danny da Vinci- The Secret of the Mona Lisa’ by Rosie Smith and Bruce Whatley

Genre: Picture Book A new venture for me, reviewing a picture book (although I don’t know why it’s taken me so long…I collect picture books!) This is another in the Danny da Vinci series with Rosie Smith and Bruce Whatley   Anyway, this is a new on from Harper Collins and another work by Rosie Smith, author of some well known kids books like ‘Can’t Jump’ and ‘My Dad’s the Coolest’, and famous illustrator Bruce Whatley, well known for theRead more