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Pearl Barley & Charlie Parsley
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Aaron Blabey has won a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Book of the Year and an AFI Award, and his book The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon won the Patricia Wrightson Award in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards and also won a Children's Peace Literature Award. Aaron has been included on the Smithsonian Institute's Notable Book List and was a National Literacy Ambassador in 2012. Find out more at www.aaronblabeybooks.com or visit Aaron on Facebook https-//www.facebook.com/aaronblabeynews

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We all know that opposites attract and this is a story about two characters who, in spite of their differences, are the best of friends. Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley are different in every way-Pearl is exuberant, enthusiastic and outgoing, while Charlie is quiet, shy and introspective. Pearl runs amok in her underwear and Charlie sits and thinks. It is not so much a story, as a comparison of the two characters. The two are of indeterminate age, sometimes seeming quite childlike and at others almost adult, especially when Charlie, in his pyjamas, brings Pearl warm milk in bed, with his ‘lovely bedside manner.’ However, their various opposite attributes seem to complement each other and a feeling of happiness in each other’s company and the value of good friendship prevails. The text is short, simple and effective, but it is the acrylic and mixed-media illustrations which boldly carry the theme in this well-designed and produced book. As this is Aaron Blabey’s first children’s picture book I can’t resist asking if there will be a sequel in which Pearl and Charlie get into a stew with their friends Lara Lamb and Ollie Onion! Margaret Hamilton is a former children’s publisher. She now provides freelance publishing services and reviews

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