Barnaby Book Club has been in hiatus in 2016 because I now work full time. But it’s okay because I work in a library. Not one of those new-fangled modern libraries of makerspaces, high tech offerings, 3d printers and ping pong tables. But an old fashioned library jam packed with…..books. High shelves bursting. Honestly? […]
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It was our final book club get-together of the year and we were exploring the world of “The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno and Alberta and the case of the Perplexing Pineapple.” By Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Terry Denton. Just like Coco Carlomagno and Alberta the Barnabies were on the case of the perplexing […]
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This book wins the Barnaby Book Club prize for the longest book title ever! The case IS perplexing! It really DOES have cryptic clues! And best of all – GUINEA PIGS! The book is engaging on many levels. Set in Buenos Aires the book has a lovely spattering of Spanish words with a glossary at […]
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Danny Best Full On by Jen Storer and illustrated by Mitch Vane
One of the “best” things in ‘Danny Best Full On!’ is the vacant paddock that Danny Best and his friends play games in. It is something that just sparks the kids imaginations – a whole paddock where you can do and make whatever you like? It’s your space?
Danny Best calls it the Lot of Pain and he makes an obstacle course and a racetrack there and the kids even camp there. Our inner city Barnabies don’t have much space or freedom to have this sort of adventurous fun and it made their brains light up like fireworks when we talked about it.
Some of the Mums told stories about when they were kids and had bmx tracks in a paddock, cubby houses in derelict houses and tree houses in large peppercorn trees on their own vacant “lots” of pain!
What would you do if you had a Lot of Pain??
With some craft card, toothpicks, paper, modelling clay and mini dolly pegs the kids made their own adventurous vacant lots of amazing fun. There were slides, race tracks, cars, and there was even an ice-cream truck visiting some campers!
The Barnabies also made a vox pop video review of Danny Best Full On
BIG THANKS TO JEN STORER FOR OUR LETTER AND TO THE LITTLE BOOKROOM FOR OUR BOOKS!
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The Barnabies were very excited to receive a letter from the real actual Jen Storer, author of Danny Best! I know! Legend! In the letter she talked about the funny characters that inhabit the margins of the book. ‘ There were some unexpected characters who jumped up once Mitch started doing the drawings. We now have Severy the […]
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Danny Best has set a new world record! Every single member of the Barnaby book club LOVED “Danny Best Full On”. This has never happened before in Barnaby Book Club! Epic! The book is so jam-packed with TOP STUFF that some Barnabies read it twice. It’s not the one long story – it’s a few smaller stories. […]
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When Mr Stink has a bath in the pond, the fish go belly up. To recreate this wonderful Mr Stink moment, the Barnabies made stinky (but sweet smelling stinky!) bath bombs with a hidden centre….a recycled sushi fish at the centre to go belly up! Here is how to make you very own Mr Stink […]
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