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Gertrude by D.M. Mullan & Kirsteen Harris-Jones
25th July – 11th August
Publisher: Tiny Tree
The artwork in Gertrude really captured my attention right away! I noticed it was so different and because i loveaIdon’t know if I’ll get some of that with my gift box. If you remember, I already reviewed the book, Hector Van Groat. Once again, I love the artwork and unique fonts used. Children love all the various curly fonts and exagerated drawings.
Gertrude lived in a huge treehouse in a lake. In the past there had been wonderful animals, fish, and plants galore in the lake. But, now there was so much trash and slime in the water. It was filledwith garbage. Gertrude decided to clean out the lake herself. She tried to pull the objects out with a rope, but it as too difficult.
Gertrude really needed some help. Do you think that she was able to clean up the lake or did she move to another town? Children will jump right in and want to help Gertrude.
If you think that pollution is not your concern, then like little Gertrude you’ve got lots to learn. She lies in her treehouse like the laziest lump, and shouts from her hammock across the whole dump: “Are you totally crazy? Are you out of your tree? It’s not that I’m lazy, it’s just not up to me!”
About the Author
D.M. Mullan is a world-travelled author from County Derry, Northern Ireland. Now living in Belfast with her family, the author will launch the ‘D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales’ series in 2021; her first work for children.
About the illustrator
Kirsteen Harris-Jones is an illustrator with a colourful past. She’s worked at a variety of creative, graphic and animation studios since 1990. Her work has been published by Random House, Egmont, Bloomsbury, Little Tiger, and more.
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