By: Stephen Michael King
Ren’s favourite tree has lost its leaves, Bear is collecting the leaves for a bed for his big sleep, he knows that Ren needs him for just one more day so they can explore the sights and shapes of winter together; the snow, the coloured leaves, the moon, the stars, the icicles. It is one more day to play and wonder.
A soft and lovely story of friendship and taking time. It is a nicely balanced story of wonder and change. The water colour illustrations give this story its soft appeal. A lovely story to share. For all its cold winter landscape it is a heartwarming story.
Publisher: Viking Australia
Published: 22 February 2012
Format: Hardback 32 pages
Categories: Friendship, Seasons
ISBN 13: 9780670075829
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By: Jill Newton
Summer is turning to autumn in the forest. A golden leaf floats to the ground. Dormouse strikes his triangle and announces it is time for the lullaby of the forest to begin. Play quietly everyone for you don’t want to wake Mr Bear. Then crash, bang, a car load of noisy wolves appear and they want to party. They don’t care about waking Mr Bear. The party starts and they do wake Mr Bear with surprising results, but if that isn’t bad enough they also wake Mr Dormouse…oops, also not the result they were expecting.
This is just a wonderful, fun story. It is hard not to feel happy as you read it, the smile just appears. The illustrations are simple, colourful and beautifully convey the tone of the text as the animals go from lullaby to party to being told off. A good little read.
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
Published: 30 September 2011
Format: Paperback 32 pages
Categories: Seasons, Animal Stories
ISBN 13: 9781405249669
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