Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Children's Picture Book: Girl On Wire by Lucy Estela and Elise Hurst

Girl On Wire is a story about a young girl who is struggling with self-esteem and anxiety issues. She walks along a tightrope, afraid of falling, but with the love and support of her family and friends, she grips onto the wire of the tightrope and manages to walk forward, independently and with confidence.

This is a stunning children's picture book, with a very important message of having courage and being confident.

I adore the illustrations and the simple yet inspiring way in which it is told. 
Mental health is such an important issue, and this story covers the subject in a sensitive and poignant manner. 
This book is one that every family should have a copy of.

Girl On Wire is available now and has an RRP of $24.99 from Penguin Books Australia.

For further information on this title, head here

Friday, 10 August 2018

Children's Picture Book Review:  My Storee by Paul Russell and Aska.

Children's book author Paul Russell is also a primary school teacher, and he has dyslexia.
My Storee is inspired by his own experiences when he was a student, and of the one teacher who believed in him.
In the book, a young boy has a mind filled with creative ideas for stories, but when he writes them down, his work comes back covered in red pen after teachers correct all of his spelling mistakes.
But one day, a new teacher, Mr Watson arrives and encourages the students to express themselves through their writing, and not to worry about the spelling mistakes. 
My Storee demonstrates the importance of good teachers, and also inspires dyslexics and reluctant writers to have a go.

Available this August through EK Books, RRP $24.99 AU
Recommended age group: 4-8 years old.