Book Review, Children's Fiction, Illustrator, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

As a fan of both writer David Almond and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to review this title. The first thing I would say is that it is a very beautifully produced book with a stunning cover by Jeffers, featuring his trademark mixed media style of illustration and unique font. This… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

– Short Review – This book is a whirlwind – fast paced, gripping and building on the world that Ness so delicately nurtured in the first book 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' also reviewed here by STORGY KIDS. Todd’s world is changed forever when he makes a deal with the Devil Mayor Prentiss (President Prentiss)… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond illustrated by Dave McKean

- Short Review - Mouse Bird Snake Wolf is one of the most beautifully constructed graphic novels I have ever had the opportunity to read. The story in itself is a wonderfully crafted delight, it's concept and execution by David Almond is masterful as you would expect, which highlights the impact of the story. The… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond illustrated by Dave McKean

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Short Review  If there was a book I wished I had discovered or would have been available to me when I was a child it would have been this book. It’s such a wonderful piece of fiction that doesn’t treat its intended audience as a child, in fact I found it quite inspiring. No matter… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness