Children’s and teens roundup – the best new picture books and novels
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How to Count to ONE by Caspar Salmon and Matt Hunt (Nosy Crow, £6.99)
A sly, interactive picture book that tries, with transparent duplicity, to trick its small readers into counting numbers higher than one. Bold colours, naive images and a strong, sustained shared joke make for a counting book with a delightful difference.
The Comet by Joe Todd-Stanton (Flying Eye, £12.99) Continue reading...
Nyla is sad when she and Dad move to the city, away from trees, stars and the sound of waves. When she sees a comet race across the sky, she feels a sense of home – but will Dad understand as she tries to trace its path? A luminously beautiful picture book, full of bittersweet farewell feelings, about learning to welcome the new.