BOOK REVIEW: JANE RAY – CINDERELLA

We are all familiar with the classic fairy-tale, Cinderella. It’s one that has been told in countless books and films. English illustrator and children’s author, Jane Ray retells this story in a beautiful, three-dimensional picture book that ultimately offers young readers a lot to marvel at and enjoy.   To read the rest of this review please…

BOOK REVIEW: CAROLE WILKINSON & LIZ ANELLI – OUR STORIES- TEN POUND POM

Australia is a country that is made up of many immigrants. Their stories are celebrated in our immigration museums and in special monuments like the Welcome Wall in Sydney, which immortalises the names of some individuals on a bronze plate. Australian author, Carole Wilkinson shares her own story of being a Ten Pound Pom in…

BOOK REVIEW: ERIC CARLE – I LOVE DAD WITH THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

  Eric Carle is the children’s author and illustrator who famously introduced the world to the Very Hungry Caterpillar. In I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar this endearing little critter is back in a new picture book that goes hand in hand with the previously released, I Love Mum. It is a sweet little story that will…

BOOK REVIEW: ROLAND HARVEY – ON THE RIVER

Roland Harvey’s family adventure series has included trips to the beach, bush and farm. His latest picture book, On The River is set on Australia’s Murray River. It’s a story that will engage adults and children alike thanks to its light and whimsical text, colourful watercolour illustrations and rather detailed and informative facts. This book…

THEATRE REVIEW: THE RABBITS @ ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE WALSH BAY (14.01.2016)

Photo by: John Green   The Rabbits is an Australian opera adapted from a picture book that is anything but child’s play. The original story was written by John Marsden, who penned the Tomorrow series, and was illustrated by Shaun Tan (The Lost Thing). It’s an allegorical tale that examines the colonisation of Australia with…