Dart of Castle Hill

| December 4, 2012 | 40 Comments

Want to Play Hide and Seek?

I wasn’t sure how this book would go down with the boys, but as I was being edged off the bed as the boys crept closer and closer to try and spot the hidden sheep, I knew it was another hit.  I love reading to my kids and watching excitement in their eyes.  My three year old was trying to make the sounds of the animals as we flicked through the pages, as my older son was eager for me to turn the page so he could be the first to spot the sheep.

This book as a real New Zealand gem and one I know I will be asked to read again and again.  I loved the ending too … buy the book to find out what the sheep where knitting … just too sweet!

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Wanna win a copy?

Simply comment below – and make sure to like and share our link on Facebook too!  Easy as!

Entries close:     14th December 2012 5pm

Winner announced:    14th December 2012 7pm


WINNER IS:   Nicola Atkinson!!!!!  Congrats Nicola, please email your details to Bex at bex@ladonnamoderna.com

A bit about the book and author

Dart the lively working dog searches for lost sheep in the high country in this fun hide and seek picture book by bestselling author Chrissie Fernyhough. This book has it all – gorgeous contemporary collage illustrations, hide and seek interactive text, great rhyming story, the backdrop of a stunning New Zealand sheep station, lovely sense of humour and even sheep poo. Dart the dog is a wonderful main character a bundle of energy who is tireless in his search and very appealing. An added bonus is that you get to find out what goes on in a hill country sheep station. Great ending funny and unexpected. It’s so good to look at and so well written that parents won’t mind reading this book over and over again!

Author Biography

Chrissie Fernyhough owns Castle Hill Station, was the charismatic founder of Books in Homes and Gifted Kids and has written the best-selling and award-winning books The Road to Castle Hill and Ben and Mark: Boys of the High Country. Susan Elijas is an illustrator, designer and teacher,and this is her first book.

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  1. amanda bull says:

    love seek n find books! even as an adult..and it makes the kids super keen to pick up a book

  2. Kim says:

    My little girl would love this and so would I 🙂

  3. Sarah Bloomfield says:

    OMG what an awesome, awesome book, both my kids would love this book, they love anything to do with animals

  4. Carla says:

    my son would spend hours reading this book – it looks like fun!

  5. Julianne says:

    Oh this looks fantastic, my son would love this book

  6. Cheri Jordan says:

    Awesome, looks like another wonderful childrens book, thanks for the opporunity to win! 🙂

  7. Erin Cooper says:

    missy mo would love this book…

  8. Anita E says:

    The preschoolers i work with would love this book, i would love to share it with them.

  9. Lisa B says:

    Love the sound of this book!! The fact you said your 3yr old was trying to make all the animal sounds makes me love it even more as I think it would a great motivator for my boy who has some speech issues. Sounds lots of fun too!

  10. Sherri Hughes says:

    This looks cute, would love to win this for my little girls for Christmas. 🙂

  11. Nadia says:

    Very Cool!!! would love it for my little miss! we love books! cant get enough of them!

  12. Angela Beaumont says:

    My wee man would LOVE this book! He loves books where you have to find something hiding in the pages 🙂

  13. charlotte matthews says:

    my little boy would love this book, he is always into reading books, an das he is only a 2yo im always looking for more intersting books for him to read. and if he had a book like this he would enjoy it even more.

  14. Renee says:

    Awesome! I love kiwi stories! :o)

  15. paula hudson says:

    Wow would love to win a copy for my daughter she loves her books, this one looks fun 🙂

  16. Haylee says:

    cool, this looks like a great book! would love to win this 🙂

  17. nicola atkinson says:

    This is sooo cute would love this book!

    • Bex says:

      CONGRATULATIONS NICOLA!! Please email us to claim this prize!!

      • nicola atkinson says:

        omg thanks sooo much, this has made my day, my daughter is two and fractured her eg on frda s is in a cast ver xmas! we’ve just moved house so IV just GoT your email!

  18. Kirsty says:

    Love NZ books and Miss3inApril is just learning to play hide’n’seek – hilarious!

  19. Holly C says:

    Oh looks like a great book – I’m sure my 3 year old would love it!

  20. Rochelle Maifeleni says:

    Id love this for my sons christmas stocking 😀

  21. Charlotte Hood says:

    My girls would enjoy reading this 🙂

  22. Sarah Blair says:

    My kids would love this!!!

  23. Therese B says:

    Sounds like a fun book!
    And one that the adults won’t mind reading over and over and over to the kids! (unlike some other books I can think of!)

  24. Claire says:

    Just for the ideal “nana time” with an excited, engrossed child, this book would be a lovely gift.

  25. cindy christey says:

    My girls would love to win this book

  26. My kids would love this book!

  27. Annie says:

    I adore dogs more than life itself, esp. little Timmy Schmal, our long-haired black and white chihuahua 🙂 He is coloured EXACTLY like Dart 🙂

  28. Theresa te whaiti says:

    Neat looking book

  29. K Jaquiery says:

    Very Kiwi :^)

  30. Amy Krissansen says:

    I’am sure my little girl would love this book

  31. Kirsten says:

    would love to win this book for lacey, our border collie passed away just last night 🙁

  32. Anthony says:

    Our kids would absolutely love this

  33. Michelle West says:

    Looks a brilliant book!!!!!

  34. Edna says:

    Sounds like a cool book!

  35. Erena Hodgkinson says:

    My 5yr old has been at school for two weeks and was tested to be at ‘level 20’ the other day, which I presume to mean that he’s a great reader. We’re always keen to add to our burgeoning book collection!

  36. Rebecca Wood says:

    My boys would love this book for Christmas 🙂

  37. chris says:

    yes please – perfect timing for xmas !

  38. Anthea Anderson says:

    Looks and sounds like a great book

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