Sunday, 12 August 2018

My Bunny - by Justin Davis ~ Illustrated Childrens Book ~ #Northants Authors

Here is the third in my series of Northamptonshire Authors. I've featured Sue Moorcroft, with a delightful Family Saga; Next came Jane Isaac with her psychological Thriller and now I'm featuring Justin Davis with his delightfully illustrated childrens books. This is showing what a diverse community of Authors we have in our little county and there are more to come. 

TITLE - My Bunny


AUTHOR - Justin Davis

ILLUSTRATOR - Claire Adele

SYNOPSIS -
‘My Bunny’ follows Millie, a young girl who just loves her bunny - so much so that he must go everywhere with her. The trouble is, he keeps going missing!

‘Bunny he’s called, Bunny’s his name,
He’s old and he’s faded but I love him the same.
He has long floppy ears and soft padded feet,
He has cute little arms and a nose that is sweet.
He has pretty blue eyes, his whiskers are black,
And a cotton-white tail is stitched on his back.
His soft cuddly tummy is round like a pot,
He used to be pink but now he is not!
He’s old and he’s faded but I love him the same.
Bunny he’s called, Bunny’s his name.'

This beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book is aimed at children under 5 years old. Each time Millie loses her bunny, a familiar verse is repeated and as they learn the words, children will delight in reading along with an adult. The heart-warming story is accompanied by 65 captivating and colourful original illustrations by Claire Adele.

Join in the hunt as Millie searches for her favourite long-eared, round-tummied companion!

This charming tale is the latest book from Justin Davis, the author of ‘Escape from Nettle Farm’, finalist in the 2017 People’s Book Prize. Inspired by his own children, Justin is passionate about writing books that help children progress from assisted to independent reading. A keen reader of many different styles, he trained in writing children’s fiction before opting for his own blend of adventure, wit and enchanting colourful illustrations.


MY THOUGHTS

What a delightful childrens' book. It's about a cuddly bunny who keeps getting lost.

The story is told in rhyme, with a section being like a chorus in a song. You can't help singing along as you go, which put a smile on my face.

There are 4 little tales, each having the chorus in the middle.

The illustrations are delightful, and children will absolutely adore the pink bunny.

It made me smile whilst reading it and I think it will be a great hit with young pre-school children.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ Written by the author himself

I grew up and lived in a lovely rural village in East Yorkshire before moving to
Northamptonshire, where I live with my wife and my three beautiful children.

My desire to write is very much rooted in my love of reading and writing a book is something that had been on ‘lifes list’ for many years!

Wanting very much to pass this love of books onto my children, I started to play with the idea of writing a children’s story. I completed a writing course and after much coffee drinking and many screwed up pieces of A4, Escape from Nettle Farm (in its first incarnation) was complete! It then went through many painful rewrites and edits to get to the stage where I was ready to say, ‘Finished!’

Escape from Nettle Farm was published on 16th November 2016 and is aimed at children aged between 5 and 10.

I wanted to write something that would be fun and exciting for parents to read to children, or for children to read independently – I really believe that the story appeals to all ages and I hope you will agree!

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