JUNE - FarawayReads for Kiddies

Dr. SeussQuote: I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.  ~ Dr Seuss

Amy and Louis  by Libby Gleeson
Amy & Louis friends forever!
One day Amy and her family moved a long, long way away to the other side of the world. Louis stopped building towers, digging holes and staring at clouds. He no longer called to anyone across the yard, the room or the fence. Amy and Louis live next door to each other, and their lives are closely intertwined. Theirs' is a life rich in imagination - they see dragons in the clouds and make castles out of cardboard. But when Amy's family move to another country, the children are separated and the colour drains out of their lives - until Louis discovers how to rebuild their special bond.

Also - The Aliens are Coming!
Here come the Aliens!  by Colin McNaughton     The aliens are coming! A fleet of spaceships, full of fearsome creatures, is heading towards Earth - and what a bizarre bunch these aliens are. They're ugly and they're mean and they've only got one thing in their simple minds: to conquer the human race. (this is one of my personal favourites - guess who scares the aliens off!)

 A backseat driver with attitude!

Just another ordinary day  by Rod Clement
On this very ordinary day, an ordinary little girl goes about her life. Only things aren't as ordinary as they seem to be: the curry she eats is a little too hot and the table is on fire; the stairs are a cliff which has to be scaled; and a simple shower is a wonderful waterfall. (Great story, great graphics) 

Faust's Party  by Matt Ottley
Never let Faust house-sit!
When a dutiful but bumbling watchdog spies something strange out the window, it's just the beginning of a bizarre, otherworldly adventure. Faust's good-hearted efforts to warn his family of the truly odd events taking place in the neighbourhood gets him locked up for the night. The hard-luck hound is soon an unwilling part of a weird and wonderful game of hide-and-seek with aliens through the moonlit streets.
Bigger that life-size!

Baby Boomsticks  by Margaret Wild
Once upon a time in a teeny-tiny village, a teeny-tiny mum and a teeny-tiny dad have an enormous baby. They call him Baby Boomsticks! The other villagers and babies are scared of such a big baby, so Baby Boomsticks has to play all by himself. Baby Boomsticks can get very lonely. But one day Baby Boomsticks claps his hands like thunder, and rain falls and falls until the tiny village is flooded. Oopsie! Can Baby Boomsticks save the day?

Walt Disney CompanyQuote: All cartoon characters and fables must be an exaggeration , a caricature. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable. ~ Walt Disney