Friends Stick Together is surprising, a brilliant pairing, and very funny. Before the story starts, we're clued into the personalities of the two main characters right on the title page: A studious rhino. And a cheeky tickbird. Publisher's description: Rupert is a rhinoceros of refined sensibilities. Levi, the new tickbird in class, is not. He burps … Continue reading Friends Stick Together – Perfect Picture Book Friday
STOP THE PRESSES!!! Announcing the first picture book to win both the Caldecott and the Newbery!!!! Well, if the judging were up to me, that is. Seriously, folks. This book gobsmacked me. Dan Santat has created a touching, funny book about overcoming your fears, and in the process transforming your life. "My name is Humpty … Continue reading After the Fall – Perfect Picture Book Friday
Title: Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse Author/illustrator: Torben KuhlmannEnglish text by: Suzanne LevesquePublisher: NorthSouth Books, Inc, 2014Suitable for ages: 4-adult (It's gorgeous!!!)Content: Although the story is fiction, Kuhlmann includes a few paragraphs about the history of aviation and Charles Lindbergh at the back of the book. There's also a foreword by a … Continue reading Lindbergh: The Tale of a—what?! Perfect Picture Book Friday
I just pulled Locomotive by Brian Floca off the "new" shelf at our local library. The minute I saw the endpapers, I knew I had to check it out! But it's not really "new." Joanna Marple of Miss Marple's Musings gave this book an outstanding review back in November of 2013. And yes, it's a Caldecott … Continue reading Locomotive – Perfect Picture Book Friday – Redux
When HeyLookAWriterFellow (Mike Allegra) sent my son a "Celebrate" stamp (see post "Celebrate Cats!"), he didn't know what he was getting himself into---or maybe he did. My son thanked Mike for the stamp by creating a new stamp, "Celebrate Falling!" and a comic book (see post "Alien Invasion - A Graphic Novel" and sending them as … Continue reading Celebrate—Illustrators!!