By: Leo Timmers
Mr Penny loves to paint. In fact he is quite a good artist. His pictures look very life like. no-one wants to buy his paintings though and he is very hungry. One day a man comes along who says he can make Mr Penny’s pictures come to life. Mr Penny can eat and his dreams can now come true, but sometimes that is not the best thing.
A thoughtful and enjoyable story about dreams and abilities and how you use what gifts you are given. If you don’t want to look deeper then just enjoy the story and the bold and quirky illustrations.
Publisher: Gecko Press
Published: 03 August 2012
Format: Paperback 40 pages
Categories: Creativity, Dreams
ISBN 13: 9781877467899
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By: Laura Numeroff & Nate Evans
Illustrated By: Lynn Munsinger
Bitsy is an artist, painting is her favourite thing to do. her friends all have different passions but they are a tight group of friends and love to support each other. When Bitsy is asked to paint a mural for their favourite store ‘Petunia’s’, where they buy their much loved jelly beans from, Bisty decides to get all her friends to help. Once the others have painted their parts Bitsy goes to add her bit, but she can’t think of what to paint.
A really delightful story about differences, friendship and encouraging one another. The illustrations have a delightfully light hearted charm about them and the text is easy to understand. Together these components blend to give us a book that celebrates friendship and diversity. Truly delightful.
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Published: 01 March 2012
Format: Hardback 32 pages
Categories: Friendship, Animal Stories
ISBN 13: 9781419701719
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