Monday, May 28, 2012

A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan review...(not my average review...)

Title- A Long Long Sleep.
Author- Anna Sheehan.
Publish date- 2011.
Publisher- Candlewick Press.


What I thought:
Page one. Swept up.
Page ten. Equally Swept up.
Page forty-six. Nabinki and Otto are most interesting.
Page fifty. I'm upto page fifty already?
Page fifty-four. She got a dog! He's so sweet!
Page seventy-five. Oh no, what's this? Bad. Very, very bad.
Page eighty-eight. Oh, hi Bren.
Page one-hundred-and-one. Stealthy Rose, stealthy.
Page one-fifty. Am I already almost half way? Bren, don't be so harsh! She's had a tough time!
Page two-hundred. Unfair unfair unfair horrid horrid horrid go away go away go away you nasties!
Page two-twentyfive. Aagh. Aagh. Aagh,
Page two-fifty. I hate you! How could you do that?!
Page two-fiftythree. Best scene ever.
Page two-seventythree. Leave I tell you! 
Page three-zeroeight. No!
Page three-ten. AAAAAAAGGGGHGHHHHH! No no no no no no. No. Please. Why?
Page three-twentyfive. Well I love that.
Page... page... page... page... More? Any more? Please. More?


Thank you to Karis at YA Litwit! I won it!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wanda Wallaby Finds her Bounce by Jonathan Emmett review... (Picture Book)

Title- Wanda Wallaby finds her Bounce.
Author- Jonathan Emmett.
Publish date- May 2012.
Publisher- Bloomsbury.

Thank you to Bloombury for this review copy!

What I thought:
This is a very insteresting story, perfect for young readers, many of who will love reading about all the different animals, along with the animal facts in the back! 
The story of Wanda searching for her bounce is simple and sweet, with cute and descriptive pictures that will engage children of all ages, this would be a great gift for mothers with young children or new readers- especially out of Australia, because it features many animals only found in Australia!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Some more winners...

The winner of the Fairytale Giveaway hop was...

Megan Claire Reti.

The winner of the Spring Fling giveaway hop was...

Gecse Zoltan.

Both have replied.

Congratulations everyone and watch out for more giveaways soon!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

French Ties by Jane Webster review...

Title- French Ties.
Author- Jane Webster.
Publish date- March 2012.
Publisher- Penguin.

Thank you to Penguin Australia for this review copy!

What I thought:
As soon as I opened this book I knew I was going to adore browsing through it's pages (Which smell rather nice!) and I did! I love the photography the most, it is enchanting and compliments the story so well- the house that the Websters bought is amazing and the story that goes with it is just as wonderful! I love the whole layout of this book, the cover, even the font! The only thing I didn't quite understand in this book is this- the family move between Australia and France and I don't know what their house in Australia is like, but if you have a house as exquisit as the one they own in France, I have no idea why you would ever leave!
Definitely get this, it's beautiful!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Winners of 100, 200 and 300 follower giveaway!

I have drawn my 100, 200 and 300 follower giveaway and the winners are as follows-

Alisia won the $15.00 to the Book Depository.

Nicola T won her choice of my favourite book from 2012. (She choose The Fault in Our Stars!)

Jess S won the Shaun Tan journal.

All have replied. Congratulations and thank you everyone for entering!
And I'm still working out details for the winner of The Showers of Books giveaway.