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Monday, 16 May 2016

Review: Please, Louise

Books inform a child’s world. They remove fear and sadness, and open children’s eyes to the reality of their imaginings. They teach and entertain, and show both sides of a picture.

This is what the timid Louise learns one wet day, when she ventures into a library. She discovers new worlds in a variety of books and fairytales. Each cover opens to reveal something unknown. She exits taking with her new found views on what is real, and what can be learnt and discovered within the pages of a book.

Told in rhyming verse with illustrations in watercolour, gouache, pencil and crayon, this poignant story with themes of fear and imaginings in children, is well-portrayed through the full page illustrated images, and precise text.

Title: Please, Louise
Author: Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison
Illustrator: Shadra Strickland
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/ Paula Wiseman Books, $14.99RRP
Publication Date: March 2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781416983392
For ages: 3-7
Type: Picture Book

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