Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness! Look what I found. What is not to love here? Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, I totally love these guys. I must, must, must get my hands on this book. Unfortunately I have to wait until later in the year. How can you not adore these illustrations.
Also while I’m here lets hear from the wonderful author on what the book is about.
This copy was sent to me as an ARC by the publisher.By: Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting
Illustrated By: Tom Jellett
A child is reading when up comes a Gobbledygook. The Gobbledygook is making a mess of the books by eating them. The child tells the Gobbledygook that this is not what we do with books. The child then sets about taking the Gobbledygook on a journey through a wide selection of books.
This is a very simple book with a theme close to my heart, that books are to be devoured, enjoyed and can take you to some amazing places. It finishes up in a great place for parents, with the child tucked up in bed snoring. The illustrations are fun, there are plenty of colours but the general palette is muted rather than jumping off the page with brightness. It certainly has an appeal about it. The more I look at it the more I like it.
Publisher: Viking Australia
Published: 29 October 2012
Format: Hardback 32 pages
Categories: Books, Monsters
ISBN 13: 9780670076574
Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page
I received this from the publisher.By: Maggie Hamilton
A book full of fun, fashion and tips on helping you find your way through the teenage years. Interspersed between craft activities and style tips are sections of information on tough issues such as bullying, depression and popularity.
This book has been put together by Maggie Hamilton who has done some intense studies of teenage girls and authored the book ‘What’s Happening to Our Girls?’
The serious information is kept concise whilst letting them know that they are not alone in experiencing these feelings.
In the spirit of living in a multicultural country we are given peeks into the lives of girls from different cultural backgrounds. To show you what girls are capable of, women who have achieved success in a great variety of careers are given brief profiles.
As well as recipes for all sorts of things there are plenty of fashion and gift craft ideas.
This is a wonderful gift idea for a creative teenager, full of plenty of ideas to help them develop their own style, and work through the time of figuring out their own identity, something that can be a tricky thing to do. A previous book I mentioned that ran along a similar vein was great for tweens and young teens but this one is aimed at older teens. I would say best suited for 14-16 year olds.
Definitely worth a look.
Publisher: Viking Australia
Published: 22nd August 2012
Format: Paperback 192 pgs
Genre: Non-fiction, Craft, Teenager, Multiculturalism
Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of page
This looks so totally awesome, Japanese steampunk. I am so looking forward to this. It is due for release in September.
Here is the trailer for The Extinction Gambit – The Extraordinaires, by Michael Pryor, due for release in December.
I totally cannot wait for this book, I love Michael Pryor’s Laws Of Magic Series.
One of my fave YA paranormal series is drawing to a close.
The Lili St Crow Strange Angels series winds up with the book Reckoning and if you want to read the first chapter then head here.