In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
Thanks to David Etkin for this Thirst Day Meme:
Quote from David: “Today is
Thursday THIRSTday.” http://mretome.wordpress.com
I’m in the middle of reviewing an eBook that comes in PDF form, it is slightly annoying to read these books because the formatting hurts my eyes… leads to a slower read.
I came across this little, thoughtful treasure on the bookshelf: Magpie by Luke Davies, illustrated by Inari Kuiru…
HarperCollins Magpie review: “My father and I. We went to the edge of the falls for revenge, To find my attacker the magpie… Luke Davies′ poem ′Childhood Terror′ describes in 9 lines the fear of a magpie attack and a boy′s reaction as his father helps him face that fear. Together, author and illustrator have created a wonderful picture book that takes this poem and turns into a story of a dog and his pup on a journey to find the magpie. Brilliantly realised, the illustrations bring a whole new level to Davies′ poetry. Tender, funny and courageous. For ages 5-7. ′There are many gaps between the written and illustrative texts for the reader to construct their own narrative. Subsequent readings reveal items not seen in the first reading, making this a book to revist often. The endearment between father and son is obvious with the very last illustration a soft confirmation of this.′ Magpies: ′This is a book to linger over′ The Weekend Australian.”
Was excited to find an interview video for this as well.