Wonderful children's books to share with young curious children.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Books Books everywhere and not a drop to drink!

New books have arrived: Everything from baby books to fairy tales for older 5 year olds. Check out the collection.
Eftpos facilities arrive tomorrow then we hit the road!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bugs to Bears and fruity flavours

Fellow readers and story tellers.This book is part of my hardbook collection and the first most wonderful thing is the feel when I pick it up to read. Hardback books have a sensual element which to hold is so comforting. The thick soft front and back hold the story in the palms of my hands. Orange Pear Apple Bear is a as tactile to hold as a piece of fruit. The binding slightly rough and sandy contrast the smooth pages. Every child needs a few special editions of loved books in hardback to appreciate the art and craft of book making.

So so so so! The story.Yes. "Orange Pear Apple Bear" by Emily Gravett. Suitable for older babies to five year olds this rhyming tale of a playful bear echos Emily Gravett's play with words. She juggles the four words around with illustrations so handsome and charming lots of children easily fall into the game of rhyme with the bear. It's another simple story told beautifully to illustrate the joy of words and playfulness of images. A great piece to support a love of language. No wonder the bear has a nice big bum!! One of my favourites to read with children.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hey there fellow storytellers and readers. I know The Very Hungry caterpillar is one of the most popular chidlren's books but I do have a friend who recently shared that she found it to be quite a "silly " story. "What  kind of story is it where a caterpillar eats all this food?"

The story rolls for me and there is something hiding to discover with each read. My brother and I were talking about it a few years ago. I remember looking at the double page of "junk" food and wondered why in general the foods looked muddy then turn the page there is one bright green layered leaf! We reckon the junk foods are a little smudgy off in colour to suggests that they aren't altogether healthy. I love icecream, cherry pie, salami, cake and sausages .Still seems like Eric Carle did something to the junk food colours. What do you think?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fellow story tellers and readers: The Pink Camellia is a specialist young children's book shop - real and online (e-virtually)! For now it is purchasing fabulous collections of old and new children's stories.

To fellow storytellers and readers:The story behind The Pink Camellia is simple. Read to our kids. Read good quality books and everyone gets a treat- adults and kids! Our children are like budding flowers when we read to our kids we give them every support to reach their potential to enjoy life in the present and for the future. I love sharing chidlren's books. I love camellia's. In the winter when it's cold guess who flowers!

In my life a good story needs to be told and told and told.

Over the next few months Pink Camellia will be stocking beautiful childrens books at modest prices. Check them out. If you wish to talk about any book reviewed or listed or you have heard of a children's book and want to talk about it please contact me at The Pink Camellia. Happy Reading.