The Palm Tree Swingers Island Band by Lily Lawson illustrated by Gustyawan #Review


Today we are looking at The Palm Tree Swingers Island Band by Lily Lawson. This rhymimg picture book for ages 3-8 was published by The Wright House on April 25th.  

Take a tiger, an orangutan, an elephant, an eagle, a rhino, a dragon, a spider, and a turtle. Mix with music till loud – you might want to stand back.

Your first impression of this rhyming picture book is that it is bright, colourful and fun. The text is bold and in a large font which makes it ideal for young children. There is variety in which page has the text and which has an illustration and each page is devoted to a different animal or insect. As it is written in rhyme, it is pacy and lends itself to sharing and reading aloud. The illustrations add to the humour, and I especially liked the facial expressions of each one. 

Cat and Mouse say: Wgich instrument can we try? 

About the Author

Lily Lawson is a poet and fiction writer living in the UK.

She has poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction

published in anthologies and online

in addition to her poetry books

My Fathers Daughter

A Taste of What’s to Come

 Rainbow’s Red Book of Poetry


and her kids’ books

 Santa’s Early Christmas

The Palm Tree Swingers Island Band

If I Were Invisible…


You can find out more about Lily

and read more of her work on her blog

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Thanks to Lily Lawson, The Wright House and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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