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The Button Collection #PictureBookReview 15

A series of six timeless stories for children crafted with care.

Have you ever wondered about the buttons, we sport on our dresses and clothes everyday, that they could have a story to tell? Can we imagine they might have been a part of history and seen ages pass through, the good and the bad times? To be frank, I have thought in the same manner about old trees, forts, and ruins but never could quite stretch my imagination to see buttons being capable of telling their extraordinary stories.

This is why when I came across The Button Collection series of 6 stories, I immediately felt captivated by the context of the stories.

The Button Collection is a series of magical, traditional stories featuring a selection of different buttons. But, these are no ordinary buttons; from Bertie the Soldier to Bethany the Explorer Button; each has an enchanting story to tell.

My review –

The 6 interesting stories in The Button Collection are – Read more…

The Manic Panic #Picturebookreview 14

It is a normal sort of a day in your house until…
“What’s wrong with the Wi-Fi?” Mommy howls.
“It’s DOWN!” Daddy hollers.
“Good riddance!” Nannu smiles.

Story –

The Manic Panic is a story of a day in the life of a normal family. Everything was going on as usual with the father cooking a meal with a phone held in one hand, the mother sitting on the couch with a bowl of something to eat in the hand and a laptop on the lap, the daughter hanging upside down from the couch reading a book and a grandma, Nannu, doing a headstand. Very normal, you may say. And, then a dreadful thing happens. The wi-fi stops working and all hell breaks loose for the parents. They get cranky and fidgety while the daughter makes all kinds of plans to spend the day outside the home in the park or cycling or having a picnic. Read more…

Don’t ever look behind door 32 #PictureBookReview 13

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The magical Hotel of Hoo is a mysterious place with some very unusual occupants. As our guests explore the strange hotel, they are invited to experience everything it has to offer with just one warning… don’t ever look behind door 32.

Don’t ever look behind door 32 is a picture book about a hotel Hoo, its host Mr. Nicholas Noo and 2 small kids, a boy, and a girl. The kids are the first guests in the hotel. Mr. Nicholas Noo takes them around to explore the place right from door 1 to door 31 but with a special warning, repeated every single time, not to look behind door 32.

On the tour, the kids discover unusual, spooky but useful occupants in almost each of the rooms. For instance, the itchy knights who fix the lights, the dancing zombies who mend shirts and pants, the elves who assist in the library, the purple goblins who are vets, the ghosts who are chefs and many more. Some are scary while some other are not. Read more…

My Teacher is a monster #PictureBookReview 11

Monster are not always what they seem.

Story –

My Teacher is not a Monster is a story of a school going boy, Bobby who throws paper airplanes in the classroom and is sure his teacher, Miss Kirby is a monster. Miss Kirby surely shows monstrous characteristics with all the stomping and roaring at the children. One Saturday morning, Bobby goes to a park to spend his free time and to get over the monster problems.

To his bad luck, he spots Miss Kirby sitting on a bench. He gets frightened but sensing no way to Read more…

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar #PictureBookReview 10

Some rabbits dreamed

 of lettuces and carrots.

Others dreamed of flowering

meadows and juicy dandelions.

But Ralfy was a little bit different…

Ralfy dreamed about books.

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Miss Dorothy and her Bookmobile #PictureBookReview 9

When Dorothy was a young girl,

she loved books,

and she loved people,

so she decided that

she would become a librarian.

Story – 

As a young girl, Miss Dorothy’s dearest wish was to be a librarian in a fine brick library just like the one she used to visit when she was small. But, after marriage, her new home, in North Carolina, had valleys and streams but no libraries, so Miss Dorothy and her neighbours decided to start a bookmobile. Instead of people coming to a fine brick library, Miss Dorothy could bring the books to them – at school, Read more…

Room on the Broom #PictureBookReview 8

The witch had a cat

and a very tall hat,

And long ginger hair

which she wore in a plait.

How the cat purred

and how the witch grinned,

As they sat on their broomstick

and flew through the wind.

Story –

Room on the broom is a witty story about a friendly witch’s adventures as she flies through the wind on her broomstick with her cat.

Since the wind is blowing hard, her hat gets blown away and a dog helps her in finding the lost hat. In return, he asks – Read more…

I’d like to be a Fireman #PictureBookReview 7

Picture Book Review for toddlers

Wouldn’t it be great to be a fireman?

Big fire trucks, bright lights and a cat to

rescue, are all waiting to be discovered

in this amazing board book.

I’d like to be a Fireman is about the reader child imagining himself as a fireman and thinking of what all fun he will be having that day by wearing a fireman’s uniform along with boots and hat, putting out fires, helping cars stuck in mud and finally returning to the fire station in the big noisy fire truck.

My review –

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The Night Monster #PictureBookReview 6

Picture Book review Every night, when the owl hoots and the shadows

of the trees dance on the walls, the Night Monster,

creeps into Avi’s room and frightens him.

One day, his sister suggests he write a letter to the

monster and Avi’s nights are not the same anymore.

Story 

Avi is a brave boy by the day but he is scared of a monster who comes in the night. He confides in her sister who suggests to him to make a drawing of the monster and lock it up in a box so that his fear disappears forever. This does not work for Avi and he continues to stay frightened in the night. HIs sister further advises him to write letters to the Night Monster.

Every night, Avi writes letters to this Monster about how he scares Avi with the hoot Read more…

The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army #PictureBookReview 5

When the Mayor decides to close down Joey’s favourite

bookshop in order to build a big superstore, he calls upon his

friend Origami Girl to help. But can they stop the Mayor and

the builders before it is too late….?

Story –

On one rainy day, Joey, the newspaper boy came to know from the bookshop owner that The Little Bookshop where he was taking shelter from the rain was going to get knocked down. The city Mayor had planned to build a big superstore in its place. Joey called for the Origami Girl from his newspaper bag to help them. The newspapers in his bag flew out and transformed into the Super Hero, Origami Girl. She formed an Origami Army of the characters from the pages of the children’s favourite books from the bookshop.. Read more…

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