Oct 232015

Penguin Australia

At 7 years of age our twins are both big book lovers. They love snuggling up on the couch with a thick novel but they also still love a beautiful picture book. Unfortunately many picture books have few words so the kids flick through in a flash. This sweet new read from Penguin Books Australia is the best of both worlds with gorgeous contemporary illustrations and plenty of text too:

Mitford at the Fashion Zoo

In Mitford at the Fashion Zoo (RRP $22.99) we get to take a look behind the scenes at big fashion magazine Cover, run by the super stylish Panda Summers. After considering 521 unsuccessful candidates for the roll of her assistant she calls in Mitford the Giraffe for an interview… During the one week trial Mitford meets a bunch of interesting designers, attends fabulous fashion shows and helps design eye-catching creations. Will the sniffly, sneezy and slightly clumsy giraffe manage to get the job?

In case you are wondering where the talented author and illustrator got his inspiration from, as the SVP Creative Director at Estée Lauder, founder of MAC Cosmetics and former employee at big media company Conde Nast Donald Robertson is quite the fashion expert and his quirky character Mitford is rapidly winning hearts all over the globe.

To find out more about Mitford at the Fashion Zoo, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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Apr 072015

Penguin Australia

I’ll be honest here: I don’t like footy. As I was raised in The Netherlands I do get excited about soccer but words like AFL, NFL, NRL, footy and rugby don’t mean much to me at all. However as our children are growing up in Australia it was only a matter of time before our son would request to try his hand (or foot) at footy too. If you have a little footy fan at home too you are sure to love this gorgeous new children’s book:

Why I Love Footy

Why I Love Footy (RRP $19.99) is a large, hardcover children’s book covering all there is to love about footy, written from a child’s point of view. Featuring gorgeous illustrations and easy-to-understand language Why I Love Footy explains everything there is to know about this popular sport.

Why I Love Footy 1

From the rules of the game to what to expect at the footy match, from special moments shared with family and other fans to team songs and mascots, from prizes to win to foods to eat and cards to collect, these 32 colourful pages of footy fun are perfect for young readers (and unknowing mamas).

Why I Love Footy 2

Why I Love Footy very much focusses on the bonding part of the sport, how it bring families together and creates wonderful memories to be treasured for life (even if you lose!). I also love that the book covers footy in general, not taking sides for a particular club or player and therefore appealing to little footy fans all around the country.

To find out more about Why I Love Footy by Michael Wagner, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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