By Tania Mccartney RRP $24.99 Available from www.ekbooks.org
This innovative flip‐format picture book is a sequel to Smile Cry, which was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book in 2017 and winner of the prestigious SCBWI Crystal Kite Award (Australia and New Zealand region). In See Hear, Piglet, Bunny and Cat return in a charming, whimsical sensory adventure that encourages kids to explore the multitude of ways they can engage with the world around them, particularly via the senses of sight and sound. From watching ‘squiggly rain’ on a window to pointing out ‘heavenly horses’ in the clouds, from hearing ‘buzzing blossoms’ as bees collect pollen and nectar to ‘hot pan sizzles’ as a favourite meal is prepared, See Hear invites us to open our eyes and ears to the everyday magic that surrounds us. Younger kids will respond to the soft whimsical illustrations, while older readers will enjoy the onomatopoeic wordplay. Perfect for ages 3 and upwards, this is a book that will captivate children and parents alike.