13 October 2013

Review & Giveaway: Hannah's Night by Komako Sakai

* From Gecko Press for review *

Hannah's Night by Komako Sakai is the first children's book I've reviewed on Carpe Librum, however, when I read the following blurb, I just couldn't say no.

When Hannah wakes suddenly in the night, she discovers a whole new world of adventure. With nobody awake to tell her off, she can do just as she pleases.

Hannah's Night is a short read, as Hannah wakes up during the night and explores the house.  Meanwhile, everyone else - including her sister - is asleep.

The illustrations are unique and the book feels luxurious to the touch.  Komako does an amazing job of capturing the essence of night time and Hannah is a cute and relatable character.  This would be a fabulous story to read with a young child at bedtime, and would make a wonderful Christmas gift.

My rating = ****

I'm offering my review copy (as new, read once with care) in a giveaway, so for your chance to WIN, just leave a comment here and tell me your favourite children's book.  For an additional entry, share this post on Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway using handle @Carpe_Librum1 and don't forget to leave details in your comment below.

This giveaway is available to residents of Australia & New Zealand only.

Entries close midnight Saturday 19th October and the winner will be drawn on Sunday 20th October 2013.  The winner will have 2 weeks to provide a postal address.

Good luck, and I look forward to reading about your favourite children's books.

Carpe Librum!

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  1. My favourite kids book is Where is the Green Sherp by Mem Fox

  2. Oh, good one!! I'm sure you meant green sheep though? Lol!

  3. The favourite in our house is Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox, and has been for about 4.5 years now! We have added a couple of readers to the audience since then, but they all still love it (and have to count the fingers, toes And kids in each picture)!

  4. Mem Fox is a well loved children's author, no wonder your little ones love this one :-)

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  6. Blogger Dale said...
    Hard to pick just one:' Bushland Lullaby by Sally Odgers is beautiful, A Rat in a Stripy Sock by Frances Watts,Ten Blue Wrens by Elizabeth Honey and going a fair way back Bertie and the Bear by Pamela Allen and Possum Magic by Mem Fox are all gems.

  7. Mem Fox does has the most amazing books out. We love WOMBAT DIVINE too.

    Another great favourite is THE RATTLETRAP CAR by Phyllis Root. It's a rollicking read.


  8. Great books Dale, and thanks for your favourites too Mary. You are both in the draw, good luck!

  9. Yes, whoops.. Sheep it is ;)

  10. Patro's verdict: Boo To A Goose (another Mem Fox!)

    Steven's: Alpha-oops (the day Z went first) - Althea Kontis

    Mine: Diary of a Wombat (Jackie French) OR Good Knight Sleep Tight (David Melling). Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich is also good...

  11. Great books so thanks for sharing them; you're now in the draw! Good luck!

  12. My favourite book is The Little House On The Prairie by Laura Ingells Wilder. An old book tgat takes me back to my childhood, bpught the whoke series for my kids and their kids one day. Leanne.

  13. That's a fabulous book Leanne. I remember watching the TV series and enjoying it very much.

  14. My little girls favorite book is Marguerites Fountain by Rachel Elliot. Mine was The Little Match girl... I read it to my niece and little girl last school holidays and to my nieces delight... I cried my eyes out!!! Second would be The Secret Garden. Sarah Scicluna

  15. Oooh, I love The Secret Garden, is that the one you colour in? (Thanks for your entry)

  16. Tracey, my favorite from when my kids were young is Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak.

  17. It's great to see a book mentioned by Maurice Sendak that isn't 'Where The Wild Things Are.'

    Thanks to everyone for your entries, this giveaway is now closed.

    Stay tuned for the winner, good luck!


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