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You're Snug with Me
Chitra Soundar and Poonam Mistry
Lantana Global Picture Books
At the start of winter, two bear cubs are born, deep in a den in The Frozen North. As they grow, so does their curiosity and as they explore their home, they ask Mama Bear about the world above and around them. She tells them about their land of snow and ice, the seas beyond and the sun in the sky, and how they should take care of the Earth.
When the cubs are fearful, she answers with the reassuring phrase, "But hush now, you're snug with me". When they take their first steps outside in the spring, Mama Bear is there to teach them all they need to know. A lyrical text accompanies truly stunning, intricate illustrations, inspired by traditional Indian art.
Snowflakes, stars, sea creatures, polar bears and other Arctic animals leap from the page, depicted in kaleidoscopic patterns, lines and dots, all in the colours of winter. As Mama Bear talks about respecting the Earth, and only taking what we need, young readers and listeners are given a gentle lesson in conservation and an invitation to be curious about the world. This is a wonderful book to share, talk about, and a companion to the equally outstanding You're Safe with Me.
What is CAROUSEL?
Carousel, published 3 times a year is a magazine which aims to inform its readers about the world of children’s books. The contents of each issue include new book, signed reviews ranging from babies to young adults and covering fiction, poetry and information. Alongside are articles and in-depth interviews with authors and illustrators. The editorial team have a vast experience between them of working with young people as teachers, librarians and booksellers. The link between them is their passion for quality children’s books and their belief that every child has the right to be presented with appropriate books.
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Ben Miller, Chris Riddell, Beverley Naidoo
Ross Montgomery: Look Up and See the Wonder (Carousel 68)
Harry Potter and the Search for a Style (Carousel 67)
Lemony Snicket, Nadiya Hussain, Wildwood (Carousel 66)
Anthony Horowitz, Andy Riley, Lydia Monks (Carousel 65)
Shaun Tan, Marion Deuchars, Bruce Ingman (Carousel 64)
Alex T Smith, Jeanne Willis, Frances Hardinge (Carousel 63)
Michael Foreman, William Grill, Robin Stevens (Carousel 62)
Nicola Morgan, Richard Adams and Lauren Child (Carousel 61)
Jacqueline Wilson. Modern take on Alice and more (Carousel 60)
Frank Cottrell Boyce. Simon Mayo, children's author (Carousel 59)
25 years of ELMER at Andersen Press. Michael Rosen . . . (Carousel 58)