We are posting book reviews about all of the long listed books, let us know your thoughts on each of these amazing titles.
Wall illustrated and written by Tom Clohosy Cole
The Wall’, written to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, follows one boy’s struggle to reunite his family. This book gives a unique perspective to a families life behind the Wall. The darkness and shadows brought by the erection of the wall is evident with the contrast of the light and warm colours of the other side of the Wall. The final spread shows the opposite: Dad in the dark and the family in the light, emphasizing therefore that it is not which side of the Wall that you are that brings light, but being with your loved ones that’s important.
There’s a Bear on My Chair illustrated and written by Ross Collins
Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and that chair just isn’t big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move the pesky Bear but nothing works and poor Mouse gives up. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what’s that? Is that a Mouse in Bear‘s house?
The rhyming text is made even more outstanding but the brilliantly placed illustrations of an indifferent bear and mouse’s changing moods of anger through to resignation are brilliantly captured to make this book amazing.
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