Book Reviews

Ever since moonlight shone down on him in his pond, Frog has wanted to live up with the moon and the stars. He works hard to get there, but although he tries and tries, it's a long way for a little frog...

Claude is a large elephant. Finlay is a small one. Claude can trumpet so loudly, the earth shakes! Finlay can only squeak and spurt tiny fountains with his trunk. Will he ever be as big as Claude?

All this little porcupine wants is a hug. But with such prickly spikes, will she ever get the cuddle she craves? A truly adorable tale from the best-selling author of Pig the Pug, Thelma the Unicorn and Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas.

My Dog Bigsy by Alison Lester. The Book Of The Year: Early Childhood.

Perfect by Danny Parker (Illust: Freya Blackwood). The Book Of The Year: Early Childhood.

Ollie and the Wind by Ghosh Ronojoy. The Book Of The Year: Early Childhood.

Mr Huff by Anna Walker. The Book Of The Year: Early Childhood.

The Cow Tripped Over The Moon by Tony Wilson (Illust: Laura Wood). The Book Of The Year: Early Childhood.

Ride, Ricardo, Ride! By Shane Devries (Text: Phil Cummings). The Book Of The Year: Picture Book.

My Dead Bunny by James Foley (Text: Sigi Cohen). The Book Of The Year: Picture Book.

Flight by Nadia Wheatley (Illust: Armin Greder). The Book Of The Year: Picture Book.

One Step at a Time by Sally Heinrich (Text: Jane Jolly). The Book Of The Year: Picture Book.

Suri's Wall by Matt Ottley (Text: Lucy Estela). The Book Of The Year: Picture Book.

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by Bruce Whatley (Text: Eric Bogle). The Book Of The Year: Picture Book.

Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey (Illust: Aaron Blabey) The Book Of The Year: Early Childhood