Open Up Please

This book is so very funny. The ending made me gasp and laugh with surprise, even though I saw it coming. It’s beautifully simple in both words and pictures and perfectly executed. I’m yet to find a book by this author that I don’t like. While Open Up, Please is my favourite, Little Man really…

101 Paper Planes

This was the best impulse buy! I made the kids wait for the weekend so we could make paper planes with Dad and we’ve had a great time racing them on the lawn.  There’s instructions for six types of planes and 101 sheets of patterned paper to fold. Of course you can just use plain…

Mungo Monkey has a Birthday Party

Author/illustrator Lydia Monks’ bright and colourful illustrations always create such a sense of fun. She’s taken this even further with Mungo Monkey has a Birthday Party, including lots of flaps for little readers to lift and explore. My little man has been to his fair share of birthday parties, so he was familiar with most…

Tap the Magic Tree

This is one of those books that you don’t just read – you play with it. It starts with an illustration of a “bare brown tree” and the reader is invited to “tap it once”.  When you turn the page, the tree has grown one green leaf. The book continues on with more interactive requests…