What an awesome idea from www.mylittlebookcase.com.au ! And she was super sweet about the book:
Quite simply, I love this book. Cammy loves this book. And, I can honestly see this book becoming a favourite with many families.” and”Celeste Hulme’s illustrations are not only warm and endearing, but they are laden with small details that will inspire questions and further investigations. The closing endpaper is also exceptional. It leaves readers with a visual image of Edward’s archaeological kit, hopefully inspiring children to create a kit of their own for exploring and investigating.
This awesome review went up on Kids Book Review this afternoon. Thanks Tania!
Edward comes from an archeological family. All of them simply love to dig and each and every one has made very important discoveries, yes they have.Edward is determined to join them.So far, he’d done little more than dig a polkadot patchwork of holes in the backyard, but then one fine day ... Edward finds, er - trips over - something interesting. It’s an egg—a very mysterious egg, containing a very mysterious should-not-be-here, what-on-earth-is-going-on kind of creature.This adorable story of a very unlikely friendship is not only well-crafted and gently underscored with a rather subtle but delectable humour, its illustrations are truly stunning, featuring a mood palette and structure that will engage the reader and the illustration-aficionado alike.I also adore the scientific undertones of the book, and the final endpaper featuring Edward’s archeological kit is something I want to hang on my wall. ...