There is nothing like enjoying a good book while enjoying the summer sunshine outside. Reading in the garden, by the pool or on the beach is such a wonderfully relaxing thing to do. It is something I like to encourage my children to do too and they are never too young to enjoy a good story book. Harper Collins has lots of lovely new releases for the summer months and here are two titles, perfect for youngsters to read alone or share with a grown-up.
Ruff and the Wonderfully Amazing Busy Day
Meet Ruff, a rather busy but very lonely little dog. That is until one eventful day when Ruff is working in his garden. He discovers that someone else lives there too. They then meet another creature looking for friendship. Ruff, Hubble and Lottie are no longer alone! This is a delightful and charming tale of friendship which paves the way to further fun-filled adventures featuring Ruff and his new friends!
RRP £6.99 PB
Published July 4th 2013
Beauty and the Beast
This classic fairy tale is brought back to life by Michael Morpurgo's brilliant way with words and new talent Loretta Schauer's loveable illustrations.
Kind hearted Belle agrees to live with the beast in return for her father's life, but soon sees through his fearsome exterior as she discovers his kind and gentle ways and they fall in love. Belle returns home to ask her wise father's permission to marry the beast, promising to return to the palace in one week, but her plans are thwarted by her jealous sisters. Their trickery keeps Belle from the beast and breaks his heart. When she finally returns he is as still as death. Will true love be enough to save him?
This story of love, danger and heartbreak is beautifully written for confident readers in this lovely new edition of a much loved tale. The ending shows forgiveness and the triumph of love, and shows children that beauty is more than skin deep. It is a lovely tale to share.
RRP £6.99 PB
Published June 2013
We were sent preview copies for review.