77. Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? By Julie Middleton
A boy and his father visit the museum but the dinosaurs aren’t as dead as they should be. Fun and wonderfully illustrated.
78. Again! By Emily Gravett
A little dragon demands the story again and again and again. It is brilliant, the mummy dragon gets more and more exhausted, the story characters get more and more mixed up. The illustrations are brilliant – a joy.
79. Indiana Jones Omnibus Vol.1
Any one of the three stories in this collection would have been better the that last movie plot. Fun and enjoyable graphic novel collection of original Indiana Jones adventures. I’d definitely pick up volume 2 from the library if I saw it.
80. Biscuit Bear by Mini Grey
A little boy bakes a biscuit bear who comes alive in the night. Can he find somewhere safe for a biscuit bear to live forever? Sweet story, though the end felt abrupt, like there was a page missing just after the bear was found to be missing. It did have some great illustrations – the knife throwing biscuits were my favourites.
81. The boy who cried ‘Ninja’ by Alex Latimer
A little boy tells the truth but his folks don’t believe him so punish him for lying, when he tells them a lie he still gets punished for miss behaving. Finally he comes up with a plan to show his parents what the real truth is. Brilliant drawings and a fun twist on what you might expect.
82. Don’t let the pigeon Drive the bus! by Mo Willems
The plot is simple the driver has left you in charge of his bus and whatever you do don’t let the pigeon drive the bus! The pigeon tries lots of lines to convince you to let him drive the bus and the combination of drawings and words are brilliant.
84. Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
Otto the book bear comes out of his book and has a play but when the family he lives with moves, Otto is forgotten and sets out to try and find a new place to call home. This just adorable, the illustrations are charming, the story really sweet and it involves a library – what’s not to love?
85. Wolf won’t bite by Emily Gravett
The three pigs are in the circus and the wolf is on display. Wonderful illustrations but the story wasn’t as clever as some of her others.
86. Three by the Sea by Mini Grey
A mouse, a cat and a dog all live together in harmony by the sea but one day a mysterious stranger from the Winds of Change Company arrives and all of a sudden life isn’t quite as harmonious. I loved this, the story the illustrations – all of it.