New this week
Big Books for Little Hands
I have a tattered old book that I have owned since I was a small child, it was well loved by me, my children and now my grandchildren. It is a book of animals that has pages split horizontally so that the animals can be mixed and matched resulting in some very funny creatures that delight any child.
When a customer recently asked for such a book I did some investigating and found a brand new book FLIP FLAP FARM by Alex Scheffler – you’ll know him as the illustrator of The Gruffalo. Flip Flap Farm is full of funny rhymes and crazy creatures to make you giggle – no matter your age!
Two other very nice new board books areWOOF WOOF and MOO MOO by Sebastien Braun – both with lovely bright illustrations and flaps to lift as the little ones in your life learn what noises your favourite animals make.
For the Grown-Ups – just added to my “to read” pile
The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit
Their husband’s work at the lab on a military base – the wives are strangers joined by circumstance – babies are born, friendships forged.
Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Now in paperback, a sweeping suspenseful story of a girl raised by grandparents in India. The secrecy surrounding the deaths of her parents send Korobi Roy chasing a family secret in post 9/11 America.