Stay Awhile & Fairwil by Alysia Gray Painter

This series of fun and quirkiness comes to a fitting (and sweet) conclusion.


Quirky to the Max

Zeb and the Great Ruckus by Joshua Donellan

First Look:

Cute illustration style, although the kids look too old and Flip looks as though she may be swooning with an unrequited crush.  Not true: only platonic friend love here!  The Aleph is somewhere in the grey area between adorable and creepy, which…is just about right!

Jacket Copy:

“This is a story made from pieces of all the dreams that you had when you were asleep, but then forgot when you woke up.”

Hello! You are reading this in order to determine whether or not this book will be of interest to you ! Well, congratulations, you obviously have fabulous taste! Zeb and the Great Ruckus is a story about magic, music, fireworks, bewilderbeasts, clockwork birds and weaponised toffee. It has some funny bits, some scary bits, some sad bits, and a rather large bit about a cave-dwelling ruttersnarl which we would tell you about but we don’t want to give away the ending. If you like the sounds of any or all of the above, then this is the book for you ! If you would rather read a complete history of European haberdashery, please consult your local book emporium. Continue reading