Review: 100 Christmas Colouring Book by Dominika Lipniewska

Pencils, crayons and even pens at the ready – this colouring book contains luxuriously thick paper. Gone are the days of pen marks bleeding through thin papered colouring books which tear under pressure. Tested with crayons, pencils, felt tips and even the beloved Sharpie marker pen, 100 Christmas Colouring Book illustrated by Dominika Lipniewska and published by Tate, has proven to withstand them all. You no longer need to fear about the illustrations on the next page suffering from ghosting because this beautifully smooth paper absorbs the ink leaving the following page a crisp pearly white.

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Review: Maisy Goes To The Bookshop by Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins has done it again – gifted us with another timeless adventure starring Maisy Mouse. First created by Lucy in 1990, Maisy is one of the few characters from the world of children’s illustration to remain both unchanged and steadfastly on our bookshelves. The bold illustrations, predominantly composed of primary colours, continue to shout at us from the shelves of our local bookshops. It should come as no surprise that Lucy has once again taken an incredibly simple, everyday experience and transformed it into an exciting, colourful adventure.

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Review: No, Nancy, No! by Alice Tait

Telling the tale of Nancy and her dog, Roger, as they travel across London in the hope of returning a lost teddy, No, Nancy, No! is a fast paced, action packed adventure. Weaving in and out of lift-the-flaps and pop-ups through the city’s bustling streets, this story is a perfect introduction to the wonders of London’s iconic landmarks.

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Review: Poor Louie by Tony Fucile

“My name is Louie, by the way. Or it was. Now they just call me…Poor Louie.”
Louie, an adorable little puppy with sad brown eyes, introduces us to his story. Before reaching the title page of the book, those sorrowful eyes have drawn the reader right in, already questioning if things are really half as terrible for Louie as they’re made out to be.

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