This latest publication from classic Australian Author Alison Lester has been shortlisted by the Children's Book Council of Australia for 2011, and has already won ABIA Book of the Year 2011 for younger children. Alison was also chosen to be Australia's Inaugural Children's Laureate alongside Boori Monty Pryor.
Oh this one is so cute!! Rhyming text on each page make it a perfect lullaby style picture book, especially as Noni is curled up in bed at the end.
It basically describes Noni the pony and what she likes to do, eat and play! The text touches on the scariness of darkness / thunder at bedtime ...
"Noni the Pony is happy and bright,
but once in a while she gets spooked in the night."
... but cuddles and a story soon put that right again.
Great, bright illustrations and just two lines of rhyme on each double page make this perfect for holding the attention of little ones before bedtime.
More of Alison Lester's classic picture books are reviewed in my book corner - which are your personal favourites?