Hope by Corrinne Averiss
Illustrated by Sébastien Pelon
Hope is keeping a light on, however dark things seem.
A simple book with a big message, Hope by Corrinne Averiss literally gave me all the feels. Through the friendship of Finn and his dog Comet, Averiss has written an uplifting tale about holding onto hope during the most uncertain of times. Magically captured in the form of a torch, that lights up the darkest of places, hope is an extremely powerful message and one that is beautifully explored here. My only concern is that if the ending should've taken a different turn, that this tale wouldn't make children lose hope in their books.
Beautifully illustrated by Sébastien Pelon, Hope makes for a perfect bedtime read that will leave the stars shining that little bit brighter.
Apple Cake: A Gratitude by Dawn Cosey
Illustrated by Genevieve Godbout
Such a beautifully crafted book - a rhyming tale, endearing illustrations and a recipe for an apple cake at the end!
Sweet and simply told, Dawn Cosey has written a delightful poem about being grateful to the wonderful world around you.
With warm and captivating illustrations by the extremely talented Genevieve Godbout, this is a picture book that will be appreciate by both young and old, and one that nobody will be forgetting anytime soon.
Hope is out in September and available to pre-order from your local bookshop!
Show and Tell by Rob Biddulph
Rob Biddulph is never one to disappoint! The master storyteller has written another brilliantly funny picture book that is packed to the brim with colour, Biddulph's trademark humour and some pitch-perfect rhyming that will have both children and adult laughing out loud!
With a wonderfully, heart-warming message that, although not flashy or shiny, sometimes the smallest seed can make the most magical thing.
A fantastic tale with the alphabet seamlessly running throughout. Show and Tell will no doubt be enjoyed over and over again! Plus a big shout out to Biddulph's illustrations being diversely inclusive! I can't wait to see what Biddulph will come up with next.