Children’s Books from Allen & Unwin



A surprise arrived in the mail this past week from Allen & Unwin, four delightful children’s books I’m happy to share with you.



I See, I See by R. Henderson is a playful, rhyming, large square hardcover book. It has an unusual format that encourages a call-and-answer conversation between two readers, each of whom view the page from a different perspective when seated opposite from one another. I think this book would be particularly ideal for storytelling in a childcare, preschool, or school setting, but will also be a lot of fun for young children to explore alone, or with a friend.



Alison Lester is a well loved Australian children’s author, and The Painted Ponies is her latest picture book. A grandmother tells her granddaughter the story behind her favourite toy, a carved wagon that houses six painted horses, “The gold palomino, the chestnut, the bay, the pinto, the brown and the dappley grey.” It’s a sweet story about freedom and friendship, beautifully illustrated by Lester, suitable for 4-7 year olds.



Little Nic’s Big Day is authored by Nic Naitanui, a well-known and widely respected ruckman of the West Coast Eagles AFL team. In rhyming verse, it tells the story of a young boy worried about making friends on his first day of school. With bright full page illustrations from Fatima Anaya, this is a delightful book that celebrates friendship and diversity, suitable for 4-7 year olds.



Paddy T and the Time Travelling Trampoline by Adam France is suitable for independent readers, aged 7 to 11. It contains seven short stories featuring Paddy T and his friends, whose ordinary days develop into fantastical exploits. I think this book will particularly appeal to boys who will relate to, and enjoy the action, humour and adventure, and the cartoon-like illustrations from Zahra Zainal.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. adnanaslamdar
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 02:18:35

    Very nice amazing books you share and I was looking for my kids.

    Liked by 1 person


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