(Before you start reading the main post – WordPress admin is giving me a bit of trouble today, not letting me create links or edit images, so I had to create this post and fix the missing bits in the standard editor. I’m not used to it and the blog post took almost twice as long to write up than usual. Has anyone else noticed any issues with the admin editor or do you not use it?) Anyway on to today’s post:
A few days ago I received this wonderful bundle of books from Walker Books, even more Christmas goodies are in this haul, to go with the Christmassy books in last month’s book haul, along with a bunch of books that would make great presents any time of year! I’ll be reviewing them here throughout this month and next, so I hope you like the look of these books, let me know which ones interest you. Here’s the collection in no particular order 😀 :
Red & Lulu by Matt Tavares – Red and Lulu make their nest in a beautiful evergreen tree. It shades them in the hot months and keeps them cosy in the cold months. But one day Red and Lulu are separated. It will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it’s just the season for miracles…
Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor & Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland & Jeffrey Alan Love – The gods of the Vikings come to life as never before in this extraordinary illustrated anthology. Dramatic, enthralling and atmospheric tales based on the Scandinavian myth cycle tell of Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki, the red haired, shape-shifting trickster.
Penguin Problems by Jory John & Lane Smith – Little Penguin has problems: his beak is cold; there’s snow everywhere; the water smells salty; he waddles; he looks the same as everybody else. No – it’s not easy being a penguin!
A couple of books that stood out in this book haul – literally. A pop-up book and a big A3 sized hardback about cities.
World of Cities by Lily Murray & James Brown – Climb Paris’s Eiffel tower, explore Cairo’s ancient pyramids, wander the busy streets of New Delhi and see the lights of Shanghai in this whirlwind, large format tour of the world’s most beautiful cities.
The Christmas Story: An Exquisite Pop-up retelling by Robert Sabuda – The Nativity is brought to life by master pop-up artist Robert Sabuda in six gorgeously imagined, white and gold 3-D scenes, making this a Christmas gift book to treasure.
And for Harry Potter fans:
J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Movie Magic Collection – This pack is the ultimate insider’s guide to the eight Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. People and places, creatures and artifacts and all are explored in these interactive compendia through inserts, detailed character profiles and fascinating insights into the making of the films.
I’ll be reviewing the collection as well as an in-depth review of each book over the next month or so. Hope you enjoyed a look at this book haul, don’t forget to tell me which books interest you 🙂
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