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Sunday 28 July 2013

KBR Recommends: New Picture Books, July 2013

Davey and the Duckling by Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas, Penguin, $24,99, 9780670075614, ages 3 -6

When the baby duck hatched, the first thing it saw was Davy. It fluffed its feathers – and started following Davy everywhere. Around the farmyard, under the apple trees and all the way home.

From picture-book masters Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas comes this gentle and moving story about the love between a little boy and the duckling that stays with him all of its life.

If You're Cheeky and You Know It! by P Crumble and Chris Kennett, Scholastic, $13.99, 9781742836478, age 3+

A cheeky reinvention of the familiar rhyme, If You're Cheeky and You Know It! is filled with playful, funny illustrations that will encourage children to join in with the actions of the song.

Featuring a variety of cute and wild animals from around the world, the easy to remember lyrics reinforce a 'be yourself' theme.

If you're cheeky and you know it... come and pull a face, waddle around, chase your tail and even wriggle your rump with some very cheeky animal friends.

Superkid by Claire Freedman and Sarah McIntyre, Scholastic, $15.99, 9781407124063, ages 4 - 6

There's a boy who seems quite ordinary. He looks like me or you, but in secret... he is SUPERKID! There's nothing he can't do!

Never fear - Superkid is here!

With zooming speed, X-ray vision and bravery by the bag-load, Superkid is always on hand to save the day!

Zappp! Let Superkid whisk you into an action-packed adventure!

10 Silly Wombats by Ed Allen and Andrea Edmonds, Scholastic, $13.99, 9781742836386, ages 3+

Come counting with all the silly wombats, throughout their very silly day! Starting with a trip on the bus, the wombats have lots of fun adventures, inlcuding a tea party, playing hide-and-seek, eating ice-cream at the beach, and even driving racing cars.

Sing along to the tune of 10 Green Bottles and find the numbers hidden on every page. Kids will have loads of fun learning to count with the ten silly wombats.