By Corinne Fenton and Illustrated by Owen Swan
As winter leaves tumble and twirl
a wisp of memory wraps itself about me
and whispers me back to long ago . . .
Scruffle-Nut was launched at Nomad Books, 781 Fulham Road, London at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 5th October 2019. Author and Illustrator, Owen Swan travelled from Australia to celebrate. at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 5th October.
V’s View from the Bookshelves
This is an incredibly beautiful book with which to start a conversation about bullying with young children; I would highly recommend it for schools and families alike.
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Read it, Daddy!
A wonderful tale about kindness and friendship, full of atmosphere and a perfect wintry setting.
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This story is a winner because people of all ages will find something in it and it will grow with readers in the same way as books like The Snowman by Raymond Briggs or Grandpa by John Burningham. A beautiful book to share over the holidays and certainly a story to treasure.
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The Bottom Shelf
Sensitive, with beautifully descriptive passages that are sublimely illustrated in a palette and manner as soft and gentle as the story, this is a story that tugs at the heart-strings for we all know the child who is shunned because of their “stumpy tail” and the silent pain and rejection they feel.
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This gentle simple story about a significant moment in a young girl’s life has an underlying message about human behaviours and the power of memory perfectly complemented by the soft tones of Owen Swan’s carefully observed illustrations.
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Red Reading Hub
‘As winter leaves tumble and twirl / a wisp of memory / wraps itself about me / and whispers me back / to long ago … ‘
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Concepts of friendship, kindness and inclusion are becoming more important in our increasingly angry world. These picture books for the young offer a range of ways that we can look at improving their understanding of these concepts as they grow up.
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