The Glint of Gold  by Kate McGann and Patricia Ward — Review – #readilearn

Today it is my pleasure to review a beautiful new picture book The Glint of Gold, written by Kate McGann, illustrated by Patricia Ward and published by Little Pink Dog Books. This post is part of a Books on Tour promotion.

About author Kate McGann

Kate McGann is a writer living in Central Victoria with her partner and two children. She loves to write stories that explore relationships and wellbeing. She is a life-long fossicker of nature’s treasures and is endlessly inspired by the world around her. The Glint of Gold is her first picture book. Visit Kate at her website.

About illustrator Patricia Ward

Being an only child, Patricia spent much of her time living in her imagination, bringing it to life through drawing and illustration. She loves exploring colour and playing with positive and negative spaces. Her work is vibrant and whimsical, with an underlying sense of a narrative. Patricia believes every illustration should tell a story whether it is accompanied by text or not.

You can follow Patricia on instagram and facebook or check out her website.

About The Glint of Gold

A picture book for ages 4 – 7 years

It’s there every day if you look for it. The glint of gold. It’s in the white blossom of our plum tree against a blue sky. Or the sparkles Jack Frost leaves on the drive to school…..A heart-warming story to inspire awareness, gratitude and positive thinking.

What I like about The Glint of Gold

I was immediately captivated by the title and the cover image with the sense of wonder so evident on the young girl’s face. The opening page sets the tone for the book, reminding us of the ‘gold’ that exists in the everyday.

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8 thoughts on “The Glint of Gold  by Kate McGann and Patricia Ward — Review – #readilearn

  1. Patricia Tilton

    What a stunning cover. And I love how the the book encourages kids to live in the moment and enjoy everything around them! So important to start teaching this to kids when they are young. Great review! Wish you’d share your reviews on PPF.

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    1. Norah Post author

      It is a beautiful book, Patricia.
      I’ve read some Perfect Picture Book Friday reviews, mainly on Susanna Leonard Hill’s website, as well as yours, but I’ve never thought about joining in. I guess I should see what’s involved. Thanks for encouraging me to do so.


  2. singlikewildflowers

    Thank you for sharing your eloquent review of this wonderful book! The illustrations and the story of seeing glints of gold are golden. lol
    I’ll check it out with my kids. We are huge nature lovers and the idea of “glint of gold” not only in nature but thinking of it metaphorically is charming.

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