Archive for the "Books" Category

28.Mar.2010 The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers

On Friday night I was wandering up through Newtown before a friend’s art event and stopped in at our local bookshop – you know, one where the staff actually know about the books they sell, and write little ‘reviews’ on the ‘staff picks’. And there it was in the children’s section – the new Oliver […]

27.Mar.2010 Miffy at the Gallery by Dick Bruna

If there is one baby book that sums up an aspirational middle class life then it is probably Miffy at the Gallery. Apparently it has always been a big seller at the Art Gallery of NSW bookshop, as well-to-do parents think what an excellent role model Miffy will play for their child. In fact, I […]

25.Mar.2010 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts

Iggy Peck, Architect is a charming rhyming story of a young fellow who loves to build buildings from whatever he has nearby – nappies, chalk, peaches, apples, pancakes, coconut pie – the list goes on. Until, that is, he meets his Grade Two teacher, Miss Lila Greer. She’s been scarred from an early childhood experience […]