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Read wonderful reviews of some of our titles by Parents in Touch:

 

Rainbow in My pocket

There are so many questions and thoughts that chase through your mind! Why is the sky blue? Why do the ants queue in such a straight line? Why are some words kind and some words harsh? A series of thoughts run higgledy-piggledy through a child’s mind, capturing the way children flit from one thing to another. Delicate illustrations and captivating text work well together to make the reader think.

 

Will & Nill

Will and Nill are cats; Nill is very lazy and just lies dreaming of food, while Will takes his mind off food by playing a game with his friend the sparrow. The, he comes across treasure – a half eaten fish, and tucks in until it is all gone. The he settles back to sleep – but Nill can’t sleep because, as we all know, hungry cats can’t sleep. It’s a simple story, but one that gets you thinking, and the stylish illustrations are a delight.

  • A review by Outside in World: A great book to look at the characteristic of cats

 

The Orange House

All around the Orange House, new houses are being built. The new houses all talk about each other, but the Orange House doesn’t want to join in. The Turquoise, the first new house to be built, remembers that all the houses were once like the Orange House, with gardens, ponds, fish and birds. Sadly, the Orange House remembers those times and the new houses share her sadness. So when the time comes for the Orange House to be pulled down, they join together and protect her. It’s a very thoughtful story, with a strong environmental message touchingly conveyed. Delicate, child-like illustrations give the book real child-appeal.

The Jackel Who Thought He Was A Peacock

Rūmī was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic; his poetry is especially popular in the US. This story is one of his fables about accepting one’s own identity, and not wanting to change. The jackal is unhappy about his appearance and wants to become a colourful peacock, so he decides to paint himself as a peacock, but this doesn’t work out and the jackal finds he was much better off as he was. Beautifully drawn illustrations with soft delicate colouring are a sheer delight.

 

The Snowman and the Sun

What happens to a snowman when the sun comes out? He melts, of course. And then he turns into water, evaporates, returns to the sky and falls again as rain or, as in this case, snow. The publisher describes the book as a modern-day fable about how our attachments to people and things live on, though they change and sometimes disappear. I would use it with young children as an excellent way to introduce the water cycle – it just shows how different people can appreciate books in different ways. Whichever it is, this is a charming story, delightfully illustrated.

  • “A simple story with profound depth”- Armadillo- Link

 

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