Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
If I Was a Banana & A Day with Dogs - two lovely new books for pre-schoolers from Gecko Press
By Alexander Tylee & Kieran Rhynhart - Hardcover - $29.99
I was a banana, I would be that one, all yellow and fat and full of banana…
boy’s-eye-view of the everyday brings alive all the wonder and oddity of the
world inside our own heads. It beautifully captures the magic that a child can
find in common objects and day-to-day encounters—bananas, clouds, toys,
of these simple things sparks a new train of thought, and the result is a
gorgeous mix of the poetic and the prosaic which will touch the child—and the
heart—in all of us.
I was a cow I would want to be the one standing over there. That cow makes you
feel like there is nothing more important than being a black cow standing on
by Dorothea de Monfre - Hardcover - $34.99
funny dogs live their everyday lives in these pages where you can learn all
about seasons, colours, food, town and country, night and day, school and work,
and much more—including dog breeds, of course.
of these funny and endearing dogs are a different breed and very distinctive