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Friday, 11 April 2014

Review: Clementine's Walk

It is a beautiful day and Clementine would love to go for a walk in the sunshine, but no-one has time to take her out. Everyone is far too busy, especially after Clementine stumbles into their various projects and makes even more mess. Poor Clementine.

As the family puts everything back to rights again, they realise that they haven’t seen Clementine for a while. Where has she gone? When they find her they all decide that the best possible way to end the day is to do what Clementine wanted all along – to head outside for a walk.

With appealing illustrations and wonderful rhyming text, Clementine’s Walk will certainly strike a chord with anyone who has an energetic family pet who likes nothing better than to get out into the fresh air and sunshine for a walk. The illustrations really convey Clementine’s energy as she bumbles through puzzles and knitting and painting trying to find someone who will take her for a walk.

The text is perfect for reading aloud with a wonderful rhythm that matches the energy and feel of the illustrations.

A delightful picture that will no doubt appeal particularly to those children who have their very own energetic ‘Clementine’.

There are teachers' notes available for this title.

Title: Clementine's Walk
Author/Illustrator: Annie White
Publisher: New Frontier, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: October 2013
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781921928475
For ages: 3-6
Type: Picture Book

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