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Tuesday 5 October 2010

Review: Isabella's Bed

Title: Isabella’s Bed

Author/Illustrator: Alison Lester

Publisher: Hachette, $16.99 RRP

Publication Date: 1991

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780733622717

For ages: 4+

Type: Picture book

About: Grandmothers are special people, and this is a story that celebrates all the previous generations have been through before they become our grandparents.

Anna and Luis love to stay at their grandmother’s house, where they sleep in a bed that is stored in the attic.

This was once Isabella’s bed, and the two children are intrigued by Grandmother’s wistful stories and songs about this mysterious Isabella and her life in South America.

Who could she be? And what do all the silver shapes on the bed mean?

When they fall asleep on Isabella’s bed, Anna and Luis are taken on a journey through rivers, waterfalls and mountains that solve many of the mysteries.

A sweeping tale of adventure and discovery, this story gives readers an insight into the lessons their grandparents can teach them.

This is a beautiful story that, from the opening to the closing of the glossy black cover, will have children enthralled and enchanted.

This book is available online