Review Blog

Aug 06 2013

Between the pages by Joan van Loon and Chantal Stewart

cover image

New Frontier, 2013. ISBN9781921928444.
(Age: 3-6) Picture book. Books and reading. Read aloud. Billy and Jack are two very brave boys who creep into the rainforest, where they encounter lots of amazing adventures. A blind bat swoops down on them and drops them into a python's nest. They slide down the tree and come face to face with a tree dragon, meet an angry emu, pass crocodiles in the river and are flung over a waterfall. Each danger is overcome by Billy screaming 'Turn the page. Turn the page!' and off the two go on another adventure.
The illustrations complement the words and readers and children listening to the story will be left with hearts beating wildly as they are swept taken along on the amazing adventures. The two little boys with their blond hair and striped pyjamas are heroes that are sure to appeal to young children and the story begs to be read aloud in a very dramatic voice.
Astute teachers will have fun reminding children that they too can discover wonderful adventures through the pages of a book.
Pat Pledger

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
International Children's Book Day 2nd April, 2017
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals 2017 longlist
CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist 2017
Branford Boase Award 2017 longlist
Children's Book Award 2017 shortlist
Infographic: Teen reading habits
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017
Newbery and Caldecott Medals 2017
ALA awards 2017
Costa Children's Book Award 2016
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates