I Hate Borsch! – Perfect Picture Book Friday

There's something about Yevgenia Nayberg's illustration style that speaks to my heart. I can recognize one of her books from 50 paces, and I'm nearsighted. I think it's her color palette and surrealist bent. The minute I walked by the library display last week, I knew this book would be coming home with me. But … Continue reading I Hate Borsch! – Perfect Picture Book Friday

A Day for Rememberin’ – Perfect Picture Book Friday

I did not know the origin of Memorial Day, and now that gap in my knowledge is filled by this beautiful book. This quote from an article published on History.com underscores the significance of the event. “It’s the fact that this occurred in Charleston at a cemetery site for the Union dead in a city … Continue reading A Day for Rememberin’ – Perfect Picture Book Friday

The Pig War – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Yes, it's hard to believe that we nearly went to war over a pig, but it's TRUE! And this book turns the incident into a funny, but cautionary tale that isn't stridently moralistic. And you have to love that pig blimp leaping over the harbor on the cover! The author, Emma Bland Smith, first provides … Continue reading The Pig War – Perfect Picture Book Friday