33 Teachers Who Got The Last Laugh

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Sheep in Boots – Maritgen Matter – review

Sheep with BootsSheep with Boots by Maritgen Matter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a funny little book. Starving Wolf ventures out into the snowy worldinsearch of food. He finds naive and cheerful Sheep, who goes on a walk with Wolf. Will Wolf be able to eat Sheep?

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Rufus the Numbat – David Miller – review

Rufus the NumbatRufus the Numbat by David Miller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a delightful book, with David Miller’s trademark paper constructions illustrating the story of Rufus the Numbat’s shambolic journey through town. Rufus wanders around, entirely oblivious to the mayhem and destruction he leaves in his wake, and once the journey is complete he returns to his burrow for a well-earned rest.

I was not completely happy with this book at first; something was making me uncomfortable; something was not quite right. And then I realised – the text is superfluous. In fact, it’s a bit of a distraction from what might have been a wonderful word-less picture book. Miller’s visual storytelling is far superior to the text, and I feel the book would have been more complete without it.

The production of this title is Ford Street usual excellent standard, and this book would be a fine edition to any library or bookshelf.

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