Once there was a small rhinoceros who lived with her family on the river bank. She wanted to see further than her home. So she decided to build a boat to sail away and see the world.
Returning to Tasmania twenty eight years after our last visit, one of the things I really wanted to visit was MONA; Bill not so sure. I first learnt of MONA (the Museum of New and Old Art) when watching the now defunct ABC television show Collectors in 2011 and had wanted to visit this unique,Continue reading “MONA Visit Tasmania 2013”
http://sharongreenawaysreviews.wordpress.com/ Hi everyone, this is my new site for book reviews. Various genres will be covered, but my main area of interest is children’s literature.
Book Review: Fromelles Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War, by Carole Wilkinson. (2011) $18.99, ISBN 978 1742 031767, The Drum, black dog books. I have just had the privilege of reading another book by Carole Wilkinson who in my opinion is a master storyteller. In this incredibly moving book, fiction is added to fact asContinue reading “Book Review: Fromelles Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War.”
Blood Brothers – Book Four in the Dragonkeeper series, by Carole Wilkinson. (2012) $24.95 Hb, isbn 9781742031897, Black Dog Books. Tao is a young novice monk living in the Buddhist temple at Yinmi in ancient China. He likes the day to day routine of his life at the monastery and is shocked when hisContinue reading “Book Review: Blood Brothers – Book Four in the Dragonkeeper”
MyGreen Day. Melanie Walsh. ISBN 9781406330014, (2010)paperback, (thick card) $17.95, Walker Books. MyGreen Day is a simple step by step introduction to howchildren can not only be environmentally aware but also be proactive in theirchoices. The book is toldfrom the perspective of a young girl as she goes about her daily routine from breakfastto bedtimeContinue reading “My Green Day book review”
Queenie:One Elephant’s Story. Corinne Fenton, ill. Peter Gouldthorpe. ISBN 9781742032153(2012) paperback, $16.95, Walker Books. This book (reprinted from the 2006 edition) is based on the real life story of an elephantwho was born in India toward the very end of the 19th century, wascaught when… the hunters found herand shipped to Australia to live herContinue reading “Queenie. One Elephant’s Story.”
One Stitch at a Time. Author:Gen West. Toymaker: Laura Clempson, puppet maker on Postman Pat, published byBlack Dog Books, 2011, ISBN 978 1742031644. $24.99. This book is an ideal introduction to the making of softtoys and is set out in a straightforward way with plenty of illustrations thatthe reader can readily understand what it isContinue reading “Book review: One Stitch at a Time. Author: Gen West. Toymaker: Laura Clempson, puppet maker on Postman Pat”
ABush Christmas, C.J. Dennis, illustrated by Dee Huxley,black dog books, ISBN 9781742032078, (2011) paperback, $16.95. This exquisitely illustrated version of Dennis’ iconicAustralian poem, (first published in the Herald newspaper 24th December1931)is a reprint of the Huxley’s book from 2008 and is out just in time forChristmas 2011. It is the one day of the yearContinue reading “Review: A Bush Christmas C.J. Dennis, ill, Dee Huxley.”
‘A Bus called heaven’ by Bob Graham, Walker books 2011, ISBN:978 1 4063 3419 7, RRP $27.95 Hb.. With current discussions going on in literary (and otherinterested) circles about whether the electronic readers will eventually leadto the demise of books, it is a welcome relief that this latest book from wellknown children’s author/illustrator Graham provesContinue reading “Children’s book review, ‘A Bus called Heaven’ by Bob Graham.”