October 31, 2011

Some (Not So Scary) Picture Books

Whether you celebrate Halloween or not-spooky, scary, fun, and hairy, picture books, are a delight to read all year round. Check out a few of my favourite (not so scary) picture books.


Front CoverGuess What? written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Vivienne Goodman, is one of my all time favourite picture books. I love how the text flows through a series of questions and the detailed illustrations reveal a clever mix of Aussie icons and clues for its readers.


The Everyday WitchThe Everyday Witch written by Liz Martinez and illustrated by Mark Beech, is a humorous rhyming tale about a boy named Jimmy, who thinks his mum may be a witch.






Sounds Spooky written by Christopher Cheng and Illustrated by Sarah Davis has already sold out of its first print run and has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards.  It's a spooky tale filled with onomatopoeia and spooky sounds and chants to keep young readers asking,  'What's that noise that I can hear? I'm not scared!'

Check out the Sounds Spooky Website. There's heaps to explore...Wah ha ha ha ha.
http://www.sounds-spooky.com/home/

4 comments:

Karen Tyrrell said...

Thanks Renee,
for introducing me to these 'spooky' children's books.
Books which I haven't come across before.
Fabulous reviews, enough to entice me to read them :)
Cheers,
Karen T.

Renee Taprell said...

Hi Karen,
I so want to get my hands on a copy of Spooky Sounds.Check out the website if you get a chance. It's heaps of fun.

DimbutNice said...

Renee, I love Mem Fox but came across this one of hers a few years ago. Found it oddly disturbing! Will check out the others soon. Hope you had a spooktacular Halloween! Still reeling from the sugar myself...

Renee Taprell said...

Guess what? is definitely on the lighter side of Mem's picture book collection. I might be a bit oddly disturbing because I really like it...ha ha.

Although I love the story, the illustrations make this book for me.