Recommended Reading: What’s Good For The Goose Is Not Good For The Panda

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As soon as I saw this I just had to order a copy!  It’s made completely of collage!

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Lavender Laine has written and illustrated the whole book completely by cutting out bits from old magazines, wrapping paper, food packaging, yarn and buttons!  Talk about recycling! Even the copyright page is written in collage!

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Laine’s story is about a panda called Patty who has woken up hungry but doesn’t know what to eat.  She meets lots of people willing to share with her but finds that what they’re eating isn’t necessarily her cup of tea.

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Each picture is made with different materials so they are all very different, and some are more abstract than others, which will encourage children to make art out of whatever they’ve got lying around.

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The story is rhyming, with one verse per page, and every page is a feast for the eyes.  Children can read it slowly, or have it read to them, while they study the unusual images and try to work out what they are and what they’re made of.

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You really feel like you could pick at the paper and peel off the layers – not that you would.  It just looks so tactile.

The story is absolutely lovely and can be enjoyed again and again.  It makes the point that we are all different, and what’s good for one might not necessarily be good for someone else.  No wonder it is dedicated to the Safer Medicines campaign 🙂

From Honestly Books.  Available on Amazon.

Welcome to Story Time

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We are having fun making videos of some of our stories being read aloud and have decided to make Story Time a permanent fixture on our site.  So, if you want to be read a story, just click on the link in the sidebar to your right (or the big picture above) and choose a video 🙂  There are only two on there at the moment, but give us time, we’ll keep them coming 😉

Exciting News!

Why are you a vegan and other wacky verse for kids

Our new book Why are you a vegan? and other wacky verse for kids is finished and ready to be enjoyed 🙂

It is a compilation of our favourite rhyming stories, wacky verse and nursery rhymes, providing over 100 pages of colourfully illustrated bedtime (or anytime) stories and rhymes for little ones.

It includes

Why are you a vegan?

 “I’m not dinner!”

Edmund’s Lunch

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and Where are you going Deidra?

Take a look inside:

Why are you a vegan and other wacky verse for kids

Why are you a vegan and other wacky verse for kids

[don’t worry, there’s a good comeback from Bertie on the next page 😉 ]

Why are you a vegan and other wacky verse for kids

Why are you a vegan and other wacky verse for kids

Why are you a vegan and other wacky verse for kids

It is available from Amazon in the UK, Europe and the USA.