Sunday, 25 July 2010

The Night Iceberg - Helen Stephens

We have been very lucky to have award winning author and illustrator Helen Stephens visit our shop for a fun storytime last year and we are all very excited to see her brilliant new book The Night Iceberg. It touches on a subject that we all face with little ones at some point, the idea of sharing.

Tofta finds it difficult that she has to now share things with her little baby brother, but by chance one night she sees a beautiful iceberg drift by her window and decides that she wants that all for herself. She didn't anticipate 500 penguins turning up for some fun and games, but she learns to enjoy all the fun.

This book is so, so magical! It is filled with page after page of such thoughtful illustration and a wonderful lyrical story. This was a top choice among our avid audience during storytime in the shop this last week. We spent the rest of the storytime talking about the funny tummy sliding thing penguins do, what items we have shared with another person recently and would we pack 1 or 2 tins of sardines?

This story gave us much to discuss and it was such a pleasure to read. This is a book for keeps! £6.99 available now in the shop.

If you enjoy this book, you will definitely enjoy Helen's award winning book Fleabag. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Children's Book Award and Winner of the Children's Book Award.