Tuesday, July 12, 2011
One Small Island by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch review...
What I thought:
One Small Island, well, what can I say?
Conservation, saving a wild island, natural habitat, teaching a younger set of people with a favourite Australian author (who is amazing!) about what things we do do and a cover that is really, really, amazing.
It's shiney and wavey.
I like it.
Well, One Small Island is a shocker of an amazingly fantastic book, written in a way that is easy to read and understand, a way that makes the reader think and work things out for thmselves.
You can really read it in two ways- the short way, not going into the detail of Coral's pictures and not reading everything she's written in them and just reading the story by itself, or reading everything, cover to cover, in a sitting.
Like I did!
Though I'm very interested in reading just the story by itself at some point too.
So basically, if you have any inkling, children or want to know about a desperately sad Australian island that is slowly but surely being made happy again, get this book when it comes out in August- not a long time to wait.
And even if you don't want to read about those things.
It's co written by Alison Lester.
I mean, who doesn't love Alison Lester?
Get it, and let me know! *Smiling!*
One Small island is the best picture book I've read in a long time- a perfect book for me.
Thank you to Puffin for supplying this for me!