AUTHOR OF THE WEEK – TINA H. WHITE
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 31st August 2018
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
I just love it when I come across a new, original writer and find a treasure trove of new work. I get a real buzz of excitement like the old gold diggers must have done when they came across a golden nugget.
This week I have been lucky enough to come across Tina H White, a children’s picture book writer and artist and her latest picture book “Noisy Book”. (See Book of the Day)
The book is unusual because it is extremely noisy and that’s what makes it so good and full of fun. The turn of every page gives instructions and opportunity to make a new noise. The book is humorous too and everyone will get lots of laughs from it, no matter what their age.
My grandchildren, all under the age of six, really, really enjoy books that encourage reader participation and with this book there is lots of room for that on every page.
For example it states: “A cow makes the sound “Moo!”. Crawl around on the floor and pretend to eat grass whilst making the sound “moo” at the same time to be just like a cow.”
I can see us having hours of fun with the book on a cold, rainy afternoon, in fact at any time of the day and no matter what the weather.
The book is excellent value for money as a picture book, with 62 pages which is almost double the number of pages of the average picture book. Twenty eight of these pages are adorned with Tina’s great paintings which make characters easily recognisable to children of any age. They are lovely and amusing to look at and will inspire children to produce their own drawings.
I think we should take a leaf out of this book and “hit our hands together making the CLAP CLAP noise “ showing Tina she’s done well with her brilliant book. I will add too, that with this book when you get to the page that says “When you find something funny you make the sound HA HA HA. Pretend you can’t stop laughing…” you will not have to pretend to laugh because it is such a fun book.
Tina has published three exciting books this year:
ALPHABET PICTURE BOOK
EASTER CHICKTina H White,
All are worthy additions to your children’s book shelf. Not only will the books keep the children amused and entertained they will also prove good learning tools.
Hopefully there will be many more to come.
See more details about TINA H. WHITE at https://tinahwhite.co.uk
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Happiness is…a noisy book
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
“It all starts innocently, mixing chocolate and Rice Krispies, but before you know it you’re adding raisins and marshmallows – it’s a rocky road.” Olaf Falafel
Love is…always worth the wait
TRACK OF THE DAY
Run – Snow Patrol
Highest Chart Position: No.5 7th February 2004
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