It’s only just arrived in the shop and already it is racing out the door. That’s what happens with a new Mem Fox story. This time she has teamed with illustrator Jill Barton whose pictures of some young monkeys will bring a smile to your face as you read this story to a toddler.
The story is short and with a repetitive rhyme which is lovely with small children. You can really get a nice flow going which is excellent for language development. As two young monkeys play and swing in the trees they see something a bit scary. But all is well as they are clever little monkeys.
It’s very sweet and at $19.95 for a hardback picture book it is a bargain.
Well, winter is well and truly upon us now, so it’s the perfect time to curl up somewhere warm with a good book! We have lots of exciting new releases to suit all tastes, so do come in and have a browse. For fiction lovers, The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon continues the story which began in The Shadow of the Wind, a big hit when it was released in 2001. For a beautifully written story of marriage and family, try The Forrests by Emily Perkins, an award winning writer from New Zealand. Or if Downton Abbey once a week is just not enough, Park Lane by Frances Osborne is a riveting “upstairs downstairs” novel set in London in 1914. If science fiction is your thing, a new novel by Terry Pratchett is always exciting - The Long Earth has been written with Stephen Baxter. For sporty types, Fev, the autobiography of Brendan Fevola, should be a fascinating insight into the world of AFL, as well as the mind of the notorious footballer himself. And history buffs will be very pleased to note that lauded historian Antony Beevor has a new book out – The Second World War. If you’re having trouble finding something that suits, please ask – we love matching people up with a great book! Happy reading!