Picture Books du Monde
Welcome to Picture Books du Monde, a monthly link-up where bloggers from around the world share their love of all things related to picture books.
This month I’m waving the Aussie flag and sharing three recently published picture books from Australian authors.
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Hello, Sydney! By Megan McKean
This beautifully designed book provides a fly-by tour of Sydney.
Your tour guide is a seagull who gives you a bird’s eye view of the Harbour City.
We visit 15 sights and sites around town in highly detailed, colourful spreads.
On each page we are challenged to find the 6 seagulls who are hiding in amongst the hustle and bustle of the city.
This is a guidebook meets look-and-find book meets informative text.
Thames and Hudson never fail to amaze me with the beautiful books that they choose to publish.
Targeted at the 3-6 year old bracket, but the kind of book that would make a glorious coffee table book for any Sydneysider or lover of this magnificent city.
Where is Fitzy Fox? by Amelia Trompf and Jennifer Bruce
This book is set in Fitzroy, Melbourne and I love a book that evokes a strong sense of place.
(My Nanna lived in Fitzroy, hence my instant connection with this book.)
Fitzy Fox is grappling with his identity- is he a fox or a dog?His quest to answer this question takes him from Fitzroy to London and back again.
Read my interview with Amelia Trompf, the book’s author, to find out more about this lovely tale.
Origami Heart by Binny
This is one of my favourites of 2016.
There is so much to love about this book. The quirky illustrations, the word choices, this character, the endpapers (which show you how to fold an origami heart.)
Kabuki is a rabbit who likes things to be just so. He cuts his carrots and radishes into exact heart shapes. He looks for symmetry in flowers and excellence in snow pea tea.
He lives alone in a bustling city.
We join Kabuki as he prepares for a visit from his friend Yoko and witness his heartbreak when she is forced to cancel.
A beautiful tale that shows us that sometimes we literally need to send our heart out into the busy world in order to find connection and friendship.
We’re your Picture Books du Monde hosts- Cathy from Peregrination Gourmande and Shannon from Oh Creative Day.
Hi! I’m Cathy. I’ve always been a picture book lover.
When I started my job as a psychologist, I discovered the power of those books on the children with whom I was working.
The power of words combined with illustrations. After I became a mum there was no reason to stop me buying tons more picture books for the family.
Now I have 2 little bookworms and a well-used VIP card at my local bookstore.
I’m also married to a collector of graphic novels. The bookshelves are full!
I’ll share with you each month a selection of picture books that interested us. I might also have some suggestions from my 10 year old daughter.
I hope you enjoy the link-up and the good books.
Head over to Peregrination Gourmande to see Cathy’s Picture Book du Monde picks for this month!
Hello! I’m Shannon, a teacher and a mama to 2 kids under 3. I blog here at Oh Creative Day.
I believe that reading is as important as breathing.
I dream of having my own picture books published one day. I truly, wholeheartedly believe that there is a picture book to help all little ones (and big ones!) through most of life’s situations.
They really are a perfect vehicle for making sense of the world.
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Oh Sydney…. We miss you! Love your selection of Australian ones. The little rabbit book seems like a very clever one! xx cathy