Today I’m excited to share with you a big selection of Graffeg books which have come through the post to my door over the last few weeks. A huge thank you to the publisher for sending these and also a big apology for sharing these late, I’ve been behind with everything recently due to a few health issues, but I’m now catching up and will be sharing reviews of these books very soon on the blog. 🙂 All of the below books are published already and there is a lovely mix of picture books for the winter season and books for all year round. Let’s take a closer look at what came beginning with the non-wintery titles…
Invertebrates are Cool! by Nicola Davies & Abbie Cameron – When most people think of invertebrates they think of scary spiders, but invertebrates cover all sorts of creey crawlies, from worms, snails, slugs and beetles to butterflies, and they can be found deep in the sea as octopus, squid and more. Explore this world of bugs, minibeasts and sea creatures in Nicola Davies’s latest Animal Surprises book. All titles in this series are fully illustrated in colour by Abbie Cameron.
Also in the series: The Word Bird, Animal Surprises, The Secret of the Egg and Into the Blue.
Albert in the Air by Ian Brown & Eoin Clarke – Pet tortoise Albert often wonders about life outside his garden home. Where do his flying friends go when they disappear beyond the fences, gates and walls that keep Albert safe? A chance to explore takes Albert on an adventure he’ll never forget, encountering first-hand the highs and lows of the world beyond. It’s a journey of discovery that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and that being home among friends is a very good place to be. Also included are fascinating facts about the real tortoise called Albert, who inspired this story, a modern-day mini-dinosaur living life on the veg.
Gaspard’s Christmas by Zeb Soanes & James Mayhew – While searching for food in the snow-covered streets, Gaspard makes an astonishing discovery and, with the help of his friends, might just save Christmas.
A heart-warming festive adventure for London’s handsomest fox.
The Winter Dragon by Caroline Pitcher & Sophy Williams – Rory is afraid of winter’s darkness. He thinks that monsters and demons might creep out from the shadows. So Rory makes a Winter Dragon of emerald green, with a crest of brilliant red.
Each night the dragon comes alive to tell stories of knights and battles, of elf kings and treasure hoards – and through his dreamtime adventures, Rory grows brave. But as spring approaches, the Winter Dragon dreams of returning to his fiery home.
Hugg ‘n’ Bugg by Ian Brown & Eoin Clarke – The heart-warming story of a pair of Himalayan misfits who team up and find friendship. Bugg is a mountain flea who doesn’t like the cold. Searching for somewhere to live, he meets Hugg, a messy yeti with tangled hair, and together this unlikely pair prove the value of friendship as they stick together to help each other out. With stunning illustrations of the animals and landscapes of the Himalayas, this is a story of care, companionship and good hair days. Hop on board – Hugg’n’ Bugg are itching to entertain you.
Don’t all these picture books sound interesting? 🙂 I can’t wait to read all of them! The last title Hugg ‘n Bugg is by the same author and illustrator team as the Albert the Tortoise books so I’m excited to see what happens in this story especially! 😀 Reviews of all of these books will be up on the blog very soon! 🙂 In the meantime, why not tell me which of these books you would have wanted to read as a child. 🙂
Do you like the books in this haul? What picture books did you enjoy reading as a child? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂