Monday 9 April 2012

100. Millie's Special Something by Tania Cox and David Miller

Millie's Special Something by Tania Cox and David Miller
Published March 2012 Working Title Press

From the publisher:

Big, bad Reggie loves to scare Millie. It's fun. But not for Millie. It's frightening! Her friends each have a special something to make them feel brave. So why doesn't she? Or does she?

Millie has had enough of being picked on by Reggie,  But what can she do? She can't swoop like Lea, stomp like Dan or roar like Gus.  She has beautiful feathers, but they're not good for flying...maybe they can be of use in some other way.

This will be a great story to read out loud, with lots of SWOOOOOSHING, and ROAAAARING and STOMMMMPING that young children will love. Young readers will also love the dinosaurs, and will undoubtedly be able to tell you what they all are!  For older readers this book is a look at bullying, friendship, self esteem and problem solving.

For the adults (and the children) we have David Miller's amazing paper sculptures.  The colours in this book are bold and bright, and the detail as incredible as always.  I especially love the pages where we have close ups of Dan and the the 'Dinnertime' close up page of Reggie.

A book about realising that we can't all be good at the same things, but we can always find our 'special something''.
Who will like this book: Boys and girls age 5+
Read it if you like: Mine's Bigger Than Yours by Jeanne Willis

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