Do you want to be sure you're getting top-shelf books for your favourite people this Christmas - or on any gift-giving occasion? We are making it easy for you! Here is our selection of the very best New Zealand picture books of 2017. The Longest Breakfast
by Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins
Published by Gecko Press
RRP $30.00 In this delightful story Jenny Bornholdt shows us a family getting up and making breakfast, through fun little flashes of conversation.
Poet, author and anthologist Jenny Bornholdt tells us about the books she read - and heard - as a child. My earliest memory of being read to: Kate Harcourt’s voice on the radio programme Listen with Mother as I sit on the bottom step of our stairs at home in Lower Hutt, while my mother feeds clothes through the clanky ringer in the laundry. I don’t remember what it was that Kate read, but this listening experience was repeated a few years later when my sisters and I regularly
Look at all these new books! Today we review five new picture books and find that, as usual, there's plenty of top-notch stuff being published in Aotearoa New Zealand for our tamariki. A spread from The Longest Breakfast, by Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins Two or three times on my first reading, I thought I’d accidentally skipped a page of The Longest Breakfast. There was a little jump in the storytelling, a wee surprise in the way something was worded, and then