Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach by Alison Lester

Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach is a follow up book for Alison Lester after the success of Noni the Pony (2011).

Lester has been writing and illustrating children's books for over 30 years.

She was born in country Victoria, growing up on a farm overlooking the sea.

Horses have always been a passion for her, which is especially evident in her two Noni books.

Combined with fun, rhyming text, happy, friendly animals and a story that focuses on friendship and enjoying our natural environment, Lester has successfully transmitted her passion to the page and into our hearts.

Lester's illustrations flow gently across each page to the next. There is a graceful exuberance in these simple drawings that makes your heart feel good.

Noni & her friends exemplify simplicity & joie de vivre!


Noni the Pony was nominated for the 2011 CBCA shortlist. 

Noni the pony is friendly and funny.

Her shimmering tail is the colour of honey.

She lives on a farm at Waratah Bay,

and likes eating apples and carrots and hay.

In 2012, Lester was chosen, along with Boori Monti Pryor, to be Australia's first Childrens Laureate.

 "Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special. Alison is involved in many community art projects and spends part of every year travelling to remote Indigenous communities, using her books to help children and adults write and draw about their own lives."

They spent two years travelling around Australia 

"inspiring young people to tell their own stories and be part of an active literary culture for enjoyment, 
well-being and success in life."

Other Alison Lester books that I have reviewed: 

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love Noni the Pony. And Allison Lester. Noni is a great gift for a new baby. I hadn't seen this one yet- will keep an eye out for it.

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