Tag Archives: Interactive books

Let’s Go Under the Sea – Petr Horacek


Walker Books Australia

April 2020

ISBN: 9781406388800
Imprint: Walker
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99

I’ve had the joy of some truly lovely board books recently and this one is another that will prove a favourite with any tiny human with whom you share it.

While very simple in its text the vibrant illustrations accompanied by the ‘peep through’ interaction will delight any little reader as they begin to explore the wonderful underwater world with colourful fish including a little clown fish just like Nemo and a gorgeous aquamarine dolphin.

This is one of the Baby Walker range which is specifically designed to engage the tiniest of little ones from an early age and inspire their love of books and reading as they grow.

It would make a beautiful gift for a newborn or any little person up to around 3 years old particularly, not to mention a super addition for any early learning centre.

Highly recommended for 0 – 3 years old.

This is a Ball and Other Books that Drive Kids Crazy – Beck & Matt Stanton


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Harper Collins Australia

May 2020

  • ISBN: 9780733341076
  • ISBN 10: 0733341071
  • Imprint: ABC Books – AU
  • List Price: 35.00 AUD

In recent years when I have filled in between gigs doing some relief teaching at least a couple of the ‘books that drive kids crazy’ were in my bag to use particularly as a ‘warm up’ and without fail they were such a hit with the audience that the kiddos were putty in my hands, especially with the promise of another later in the day.

It would be hard to pick a favourite but I can say unequivocally that Did You Take the B from my -ook?  would reduce my listeners to paroxysms of laughter as they joined in, almost howling.

Now readers can enjoy the hysteria of five of these super titles in one volume and if I were still doing that occasional relief teaching this would definitely be staying on my shelves.

Whether  you are adding this to your school collection or your personal one, or perhaps as a gift to a little human of your acquaintance this will be such a welcome relief and opportunity for some superlative light relief.

Highly recommended for small to medium humans from around 3 years upwards.