Hugh's Library: Five Fun Titles

I’m Green and I’m Grumpy! by Alison Lester Puffin Books 2009 (1993) Paperback 16 pages Picture Book

I absolutely love Alison Lester‘s picture books, and this one is no exception.

The kids are getting dressed up in costumes behind the green door, while the others wait outside and guess what the next person […]

Review: Rapunzel

Rapunzel by Paul O Zelinsky Puffin Books 2002 (1997) Paperback 36 pages Children’s Classics; Fairytale

Once upon a time there was a happily married couple whose only sorrow was that they did not have a child. Then one day, they learn the woman is pregnant and the sorrow is replaced with joy. The wife […]

Hugh's Library: 6 Fun Reads

Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Splash by Ian Whybrow Illustrated by Adrian Reynolds Koala Books 2007 Paperback 26 pages Picture Book

Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Splash is part of the Harry and the Dinosaurs series of picture books, but this was the first one we’d read. Harry has a collection of […]

Hugh's Library: Welcome Home

Welcome Home by Christina Booth Ford Street Publishing 2013 Hardback 32 pages Picture Book

During the early years of colonisation in Australia, the captains of convict ships as well as whaling boats were encouraged to kill whales – especially the “right whale”, so called because they were considered the “right” whale to hunt. The […]

Hugh's Library: Four Great Books for Engaging Young Minds

Imagine by Alison Lester Houghton Mifflin Company 1990 (1989) Paperback 31 pages Picture Book

I had meant to scan a couple of pages (and quote some text) to show you what this wonderful book looks like inside, but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance – or I plum forgot – before all my books were […]

Hugh's Library: Get Your Silly On With Dr Seuss

I was never a big reader of Dr Seuss as a kid. I’m pretty confident that I read a few, but not repeatedly – maybe only once each – and I have no memory of reading them or enjoying them. I only know that some of them, like Green Eggs and Ham, are familiar to […]

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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008 Board Book with Padded Cover 38 pages Picture Book

If I ever needed to get some a baby shower present, or recommend a new parent a book, it would be this one. Not that there aren’t […]

Hugh's Library: 2 Board Books

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees Orchard Books 2008 (1999) Board Book 29 pages Picture Book

I was of course drawn to this book because it’s about a giraffe, but fortunately it doesn’t end there.

This is the story of Gerald the giraffe who is very good at standing […]