There are always a lot of great new picture books at Woozles. We have taken a quick look at the shelves and picked a few to tell you about. They are from authors and illustrators that you will know and from some new talented ones too.
The Green Bath by Margaret Mahy, and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Sammy’s mother calls him in from playing to have a bath before his grandmother arrives for a visit. But he is in the middle of adventures and sneaking up on pirates! Sammy’s father brings home a new green bathtub, which appears to talk and scratch itself with its clawed feet. Soon, the bathtub and Sammy are headed off to sea. Will they find pirates there? Steven Kellogg’s vibrantly coloured, almost moving illustrations bring this boy’s adventure to life for all to enjoy.Ages 4-8 $18.99 in hardcover
The Snatchabook by Helen and Thomas Docherty
Eliza Brown the rabbit likes to read at bedtime. So do other little creatures that live with their families in the trees and burrows in her woods. But one night,
Eliza Brown at Number Three,
was reading quite contentedly.
Her curtains opened, just a chink.
She barely had a chance to blink.
Her storybook just disappeared!
Eliza found that very weird.
And so, we meet the little Snatchabook, who just wants someone to read with him. A delightful rhyming bedtime read, all about the love of books.
Ages 4-7 $19.99 in hardcover
Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, and illustrated by Matt Phelan
Xander is a young panda at the zoo. He decides to have a party for pandas, but he is the only one. Instead it will be a party for bears, but the invitation list keeps on growing! With lilting rhymes, and wonderful word choices, readers young and old will enjoy the party preparations and the colourful, charming water colour illustrations.
Ages 4-8 $20.99 in hardcover