Planet Picture Book

Archive - July 2018

Where is my Sister?

An alarmed little mouse asks an older furry friend to help him find his sister. Together, they take to the skies and search a beautifully intricate landscape populated with weird and wonderful plants and creatures. Sven Nordqvist is best known for...

Valdemar’s Peas

Valdemar is a young wolf who absolutely hates peas. The problem is his papa won’t give him an ice cream until he’s eaten them. What will he do? Yuck! Peas ‘taste so green and round and pointless’. Valdemar may hate peas with a passion, but he loves...

Sweden

Children’s literature is BIG in Sweden! Every tenth book published in the nation is a children’s book according to this hugely informative article on the official site of Sweden. And there is no shortage of picture books either: the genre enjoys ‘a...

The Field

Two young Saint Lucian children gather their friends together for a spontaneous game of soccer – and nothing can dampen their enthusiasm, not even a heavy downpour of rain! I’ll admit it, I am not the biggest soccer* fan in the world, but the...

Ti Koko and Kush Kush

Ti Koko is a happy little coconut tree until disaster strikes in the form of man and machines. Kush Kush, a wise yam, reassures the tearful tree and encourages him to stand firm and reach high. Open the pages of this picture book and the reader is...