It’s award season

Like many, I enjoy the acting awards’ seasons. We’ve seen a number of the nominated films for 2017, but have a few more to view-‘Moonlight’ is top of that list. It’s award season in the world of children’s books also. We’ve...

Bravo Bologna!

I’m sure you’ve had times when amidst a book you feel tingles of delight and wonder spin about you? Isn’t it magical? Only great books can do that. When I first opened ‘A Child of Books‘ I felt tingles. The undulating waves of words from...

So what does your cat see?

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel (Chronicle Books) ‘The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears and paws……’ what do they see? From the child, to the dog, to the fish to the frog, each sees the cat. We see the cat too, as it...

Wonderful Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (Penguin) ‘Wolf Hollow’ doesn’t look a lot. To be honest, I was a little tentative, for two of my favourite books of recent months have been wolf books- ‘The Wolf Wilder’ and ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’ However, the fear was ill founded...

G.R.Gemin; as sweet as a pizza chewing cow!

Sweet Pizza by G.R. Gemin (Nosy Crow) Joe’s family have owned an Italian cafe in the Bryn Mawr area for generations, but the Italian nature of the operation has been diluted by changes in custom and time. His mother is wearied by the business, while his father seeks...