Thursday, 11 May 2017

My New Room by Lisa Stickley (Children's, Picture book, 9/10E)

11th May 2017, Pavilion Children's Books, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Summary from Pavilion
In her second book, Lisa Stickley tells the story of a Edith who has made the big move into her new house, with her big bedroom and a big bed. But Edith is only little, so her toys are all arranged around the room and they help her to settle in.

Join Gary Guardsman, Osbert T Octopus, Major Ted and the other toys as they give a guided tour of the room and the role each of them plays in keeping the room safe, tidy and happy. This book is packed with quirky and funny illustrations that help you with the story as you read.

Nayu's thoughts 
While not my favourite style of illustration (sorry Lisa!) this book  is a super cute way to introduce younger readers to what happens when they move house. I liked how the patterened backgrounds were muted colours leaving the other objects bright and colourful. Some animals camouflage well against the furniture, some don't, but all have individual characters and a set job to do in the new room. 

I adore how everything is on lined paper like a child's exercise book, and the font used is childlike and looks as if it could be in pencil, which children frequently use. My favourite toy is Reginald with his big ears and his fluffy looking self (the bunny on the cover). The cat finds almost the ideal spot, but I wonder where she will end up. It's cool that Edith has a spare bed in her new room-not only is it handy for when her grandmother stays it must be perfect for making a fort with! 

Find out more on Lisa's website

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