Glitch, book review

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Title: Glitch
by: Michelle Worthington
illustrated by: Andrew Plant
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing

Glitch spends his life searching through mountains of mouldy mess at the dump. He wants to make the fastest billycart ever. This year, he will be competing in the Big Race! but will his twitch stop him from winning?

Poor Glitch. He has either got anxiety with low self-esteem, or has been affected by the toxic rubbish at the dump. He is a trembly, twittery, twitchy kind of bug. It doesn’t matter though, as Glitch is rather clever. Where we see rubbish to be buried in all its ugliness, Glitch sees potential and treasure to use in his grand billycart designs. And he is the best in the business!

Except … he has never finished a race.

This year, Glitch’s billycart is very fast. But on the test run, disaster strikes. The driver, his friend June, is hurt and can no longer be the driver. It’s now up to Glitch to take over driving his billycart.

He really doesn’t want to do it. He gives June all sorts of excuses. Underneath it all he’s scared. June listens carefully to Glitch and shares some wisdom with him, ‘Don’t let being scared stop you. It means you’re about to do something brave!’

‘Ready, set, go!’ The race is on…

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Illustrator, Andrew Plant has pictured the dump with all its smells, rubbish, gloom and doom with precision. So well in fact that he pulls you into the story like you are there at the dump with Glitch and June, feeling every emotion with the characters.

Glitch is a wonderful book written by Michelle Worthington, to inspire and encourage children to step out of their comfort zone and to be brave. It is also a book about recycling and imagining other uses for things we throw away. Most of all, Glitch is a story of friendship, even when the going gets tough. Everyone needs a friend who believes in them.

Purchase a copy: http://www.michelleworthington.com/bookstore.html

Title: Glitch
by: Michelle Worthington
illustrated by: Andrew Plant
Publisher: Ford Street Publishing
ISBN: 9781925272710 (paperback)
Category: children’s
Pages: 32

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Reviewed by Julieann Wallace
(Dip T, B. Ed, Author, Illustrator, Tea Ninja, Cadbury Chocolate Annihilator)
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The World’s Worst Pirate, book review

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Title: The World’s Worst Pirate
by: Michelle Worthington
illustrated by: Katrin Dreiling
Publisher: Little Pink Dog Books

Will was the World’s Worst Pirate.
He didn’t want to be a swashbuckling, treasure hunting buccaneer.
He couldn’t even stand on deck without being seasick.
But when the ship is attacked by a terrible sea monster, a surprising hero saves the day.

Everyone loves stories about pirates, and everyone has a favourite pirate story. Somehow, I think The World’s Worst Pirate, written by Michelle Worthington and illustrated by Katrin Dreiling will become the mostest favouritest piratey-est story on everyone’s bookshelf.

This picture book is a treasure chest of surprises. There’s Will. There’s a Kraken. And there is a never ending game of chase with a cat and bird.

Will’s mother is the Captain of the Jolly Fishcake. Will tries really hard to be everything a pirate is meant to be, except … he is walking chaos. But there is one place where Will shines—the galley—it’s his happy place where he is the Masterchef of pirate foods.

Will’s mum isn’t happy though. She wants him to be a fearsome pirate on the seven seas, and one day captain the ship. What makes Will’s mum happy, makes Will miserable.

One particular day while sailing the seven seas, disaster strikes. A terrifying Kraken sticks its thick tentacles through the portholes of the ship searching for sailors. Will has to help. But what can a pirate chef do? Will that delicious cupcake in his hand save the day?

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Illustrator, Katrin Dreiling has created fun, quirky piratey pictures for The World’s Worst Pirate. She has added movement with her skilled artistry so if feels like you are on the Jolly Fishcake with Will and the crew. Children will love the character expressions, and the cat and bird interaction going on in each page spread is a story in itself!

I highly recommend The World’s Worst Pirate as a shared picture book and for independent readers. It has something for everyone, with the underlying message to follow your passion, and it’s okay to be different to the rest of your crew.

Purchase a copy: https://littlepinkdogbooks.com/our-publication-list/the-worlds-worst-pirate-2/

Title: The World’s Worst Pirate
by: Michelle Worthington
illustrated by: Katrin Dreiling
Publisher: Little Pink Dog Books 
ISBN: 9780994626912
Category: children’s
Pages: 32

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Reviewed by Julieann Wallace
(Dip T, B. Ed, Author, Illustrator, Tea Ninja, Cadbury Chocolate Annihilator)
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The Three Legged Kangaroo From Uluru – a book review

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The Three Legged Kangaroo From Uluru
By Michelle Worthington
Illustrated by Dave Atze
Published by Big Sky Publishing

 

 

The three legged kangaroo from Uluru is different. But when a man with a tan in a funny red van stumbles into the outback, this little kangaroo sets off on an amazing journey from the red rock to the blue waves. He discovers that belonging to a family is about celebrating what makes us unique.

The magnificent Uluru, sun, surf, beach and a Kombi van, plus Australian animals—it’s all in The Three Legged Kangaroo From Uluru, written  by multi-published, international award winning author Michelle Worthington, and wonderfully illustrated by Dave Atze.

A young kangaroo is laughed at by others, as his kinked tail makes him look like he has three legs instead of two. When a red rickety, ticket Kombi van comes looking for the beach but accidentally rocks up in the middle of Australia at Uluru, the three legged kangaroo greets the tourists with kindness, and hears about ‘waves’ in W.A. The three legged kangaroo joins his new friends and goes in search of the famous waves. With a new found love of surfing, the kangaroo masters riding the waves with an incredibly perfect balance, and discovers a new tribe of people who celebrate his success and uniqueness, and accept him as he is.

Illustrator, Dave Atze, has created an adorable kangaroo with varying facial expressions that give the character an instant likeable status. The colours throughout the book are vibrant, inviting and fun, and you will find yourself smiling due to the huge dose of cuteness that oozes from the kangaroo on every page.

Children will enjoy this feel good story. They will join in with the chanting of the kangaroo’s name as the new friends celebrate the new member of their beach family. The Three Legged Kangaroo From Uluru is a wonderful tale highly recommended for discussion about choosing to look at ability, instead of focusing on disability.

Purchase a copy: http://www.bigskypublishing.com.au/Books/Children/The-Three-Legged-Kangaroo-from-Uluru-HB/1178/productview.aspx
Connect with Michelle Worthington at: http://www.michelleworthington.com/
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Connect with Dave Atze at:
http://www.daveatze.com/
https://www.facebook.com/daveatzeillustration/

title: The Three Legged Kangaroo From Uluru
author: Michelle Worthington
illustrator: Dave Atze
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 9781925520392 (PB)
ISBN: 9781925520415 (HB)
Category: Children
Pages: 32

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Reviewed by Julieann Wallace
(Dip T, B. Ed, Author, Illustrator, Editor, tea ninja, Cadbury chocolate annihilator)
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