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Catherine Foreman has written a number of children’s books with her first one The Cat’s Pyjamas (2011) winning the Children’s Choice Award at the 2012 NZ Post Children’s Awards. She is also the author, illustrator and designer of the popular ‘Machines and Me’ series (Boats, Planes, Tractors, Trains) and the illustrator of Chris Gurney’s Madison Moon and the Hot-air Balloon.
The roly-poly baby rolled on the floor. Then she rolled and she rolled and she rolled a bit more. She rolled under her grandfather’s chair, into the kitchen and finally out the back door.
I read this book to 15-month-old granddaughter Quinn. She was totally captivated by the illustrations and listened carefully to the story, grabbing the pages to turn over quickly to find out what happened next.
The illustrations are gorgeous, with the text tying in beautifully. If Quinn’s reaction was anything to go by I think we can consider this book a total success and one that would be a lovely addition to the growing pile of presents under the Christmas tree.
Reviewed by Christine Frayling
The Roly-Poly Baby
by Catherine Foreman
Published by Scholastic NZ