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We're going to a party! by Jeanne Willis; illustrated by Tony Ross (2011, 2014)

Oh no, I’m having a minor crisis as I write today’s review. I was going to share my passion for fancy dress, but I realised I’ve… 191 more words

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The First Slodge by Jeanne Willis, Illustrated by Jenni Desmond

Big Fan of Jenni Desmond! The contrast of cute character designs against dramatic water colour backgrounds, I find irresistible.

Check out the beautiful new book she has illustrated for Jeanne Willis, published by Little Tiger Press. 110 more words

Picture Books

Big Bad Bun by Jeanne Willis; illustrated by Tony Ross (2009)

Big Bad Bun is the baddest rabbit in town and he’s run away from home to join the Hell’s Bunnies.  In a letter he left his parents, Big Bad Bun (formerly known as Fluff) tells of his initiation into the tough gang and how he’s earned his big and bad reputation.  90 more words


Review: Penguin Pandemonium

Attendance is down at City Zoo so they might have to shut down and relocate all the animals.  In a last ditch effort to save it, the zookeeper’s daughter suggests installing a camera in the penguin pen to live stream their activities. 179 more words


Daft bat by Jeanne Willis; illustrated by Tony Ross (2006)

Looking at life from another person’s perspective is not always an easy thing to do. Just read the comments section of any online news story and you’ll see what I mean. 163 more words

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Book Review: Shamanka by Jeanne Willis

I was gifted the book Shamanka shortly after it came out, and initially I didn’t know what to make of it. It doesn’t necessarily fall into the genre of YA fiction but it’s a book that adults can easily enjoy as the premise and its execution are both rather uniquely done. 347 more words


Pet Problems - Sparky & Rex

Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans
Orion Children’s Books
What the endearing girl narrator of this wonderfully quirky book wants more than anything in the world is a pet. 444 more words

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