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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Review: Jonathan!

It’s weird to read a story written by Peter Carnavas that is illustrated by someone else, but Amanda Francey is well and truly up to the task. Her use of delicately outlined characters with a minimum of background makes the story’s actions take centre stage.

Jonathan lives to scare someone in the family, but everyone has the same answer: ‘Not scary, Jonathan.’ That is, until Jonathan climbs a bumpy mountain that turns out to be a DINOSAUR!

Simple wording coupled with adorable illustrations make Jonathan! a winner for all ages. It might even lead to a serious bout of dress-ups and scare-mongering around the home or Preschool. Adorable.

Title: Jonathan!
Author: Peter Carnavas
Illustrator: Amanda Francey
Publisher: New Frontier Publishing, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 February 2014
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781921928611
For ages: 2 +
Type: Picture Book

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