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An inquisitive little boy follows a fly and is catapulted into an unexpected, colourful world, which is both mystifying and exciting.

Even though they do not speak the same language, he is at once made to feel welcome by the strange creatures he encounters. He experiences kindness and humour on his adventures, which are displayed in beautifully detailed spreads. He even manages to crash a wedding party!

Beautifully told through whimsical pencil illustrations, this wordless picture book showcases the true power of curiosity and finding friendship in unexpected places. A joy for all ages.

‘Young, Gifted and Black’ is the celebratory, inspirational book the next generation (and previous generations) have been needing; especially as we need a bigger push for change to increase black representation and inclusivity across all fields. Families can marvel in the achievements of their ancestors through the beautiful illustrations and be inspired to delve further into obtaining their own brilliant goals by the narrative. Beginning with the infamous Mary Seacole in 1805, this book ventures through the years marking the celebrated and forgotten black figures in history who have been pioneers of their professions despite all the walls of prejudice being placed in their way. The names and lives of men and women who have formed the modern world jump from each page, every turn confronting the reader with more astounding people and their monumental accomplishments. The first ever black film director to win a golden globe sits beside the first African American to stage a public flight;...

A gorgeous debut picture book about a girl who is raised by the forest animals. One day she is “rescued” and taught the ways of civilised people but she won't be tamed that easily...

This book is for the brave little (or big) person in your life who refuses to follow rules and isn't afraid of being themselves.

Suitable for 3+

Reviewed by Jo

Timothy Knapman and Nikki Dyson deliver this fantastic story of Mo, who is determined to act like a dinosaur rather than a little boy. With growls and stomps and roars he argues his way through the evening with his mum using the excuse that 'dinosaurs don't have to' do anything she says. The illustrations are bright, bold and fun - with mum's expressions being captured perfectly. A great bedtime read for your little dinosaur. 

Reviewed by Jen