Ophi wants to be a real star: a space star. The problem is, he is a sea star and not a blazing star -- which may just be the right thing to be after all! Join Ophi in his poetic quest to travel to outer space and cry for him when his dream is crushed. But is it really that bad? Sea stars have hidden talents that rock stars don't!
Written in verse, with colourful illustrations.
A science fiction fable with a touch of Poe and a twist of Dahl. A teeny water bear sits at play on her tiny meteor when another traveller crash-lands on her rocky home. And so unfolds a haiku horror picture story…
Star Bear is a tough little tardigrade. Her story is told in the official verse of all aliens: haiku!
Sarah has a very sunny nature. That is why her mother calls her her little sunflower. But even sunflowers get grumpy when no one listens to them...
A picture book to read with your 3-5 year old, especially if you like sunflowers.
Megan's life is about to change. She'll be going to school soon for the first time. And there's a sibling on the way. So many big changes make Megan anxious. A special getaway to Mexico allows the family to prepare in more ways than one.
Pierre's best friends in the whole world are Babaa, Chanticleer and Jemima. However, Christmas time is a dangerous time for farm animals. Pierre has to come up with a plan to save his animal friends' lives, which involves his papa's dreams going up in smoke at the same time...
Scrawny daddy longlegs Opi has a clever plan to beat his buddy Arach at winning a special lady longleg's friendship... until he discovers that she is a young lady who would like to swallow a spider! As she sets her eight peeps on him, he solves a mystery that makes all the difference.
This story is based on the fascination both children and moths seem to share for fire. It is a story within a story, the inner conflict being that of a craving for glory in tandem with the outer conflict of danger and competition- issues children face in their personal relationships too.
We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore
on June 29, 2010
I liked the title and kept reading, expecting an acerbic twist- the author remained consistently nice to his characters though. An enjoyable, funny story.
Odour of Fate
on Feb. 22, 2011
Wonderful writing; a sensory experience! The story is about obsession, full of wanton imagery and lyric language that fascinate. The attraction and repulsion create a tension that runs throughout, succeeding in keeping you engaged until the very end.