Telling Stories Without Words, “Spot, the Cat”, and “Fish”!

I found two picture books that I really like. And the funny thing is, they are both wordless and both use a limited color palette. First up is SPOT, THE CAT, by Henry Cole. This book has utterly delightful, very detailed, black and white line illustrations with all the charm and …

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Applause, Applause!— The Bear and the Piano

This book just looks magical. The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield looks and reads like a classic fairy tale and I find that really refreshing and appealing. I want to dive into David Litchfield’s gorgeous, light emitting paintings. This beautiful book reminds me of many of the classic picture books of yore ( …

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Making Yaks Yak with Linda Sue Park, A Book Giveaway and a Birthday!

Here’s something to crow about— Yaks Yak, Animal Word Pairs by Linda Sue Park and illustrated by me hits the bookshelves today! In this fun and funny picture book “Bugs bug bugs”, ” Flounders flounder”, and “Steers steer”! I asked Linda Sue where her idea came from for the book, and …

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Night Animals by Gianna Marino– Lights Up the Dark with Laughter!

  Night Animals by Gianna Marino, what a hilarious and beautifully designed romp through the very “scary” night woods. Only the whites of their eyes show on the black end pages and set the stage for the “dark” story to come.The premise that night animals are afraid of the dark …

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William & the Missing Masterpiece… a cheesy mystery!

  William & the Missing Masterpiece made me laugh. It was smart and silly and… cheesy. The cover alone is hilarious as the author/illustrator, Helen Hancocks has cleverly shown only bits of what we know are famous paintings. The first page opens with William, “international cat of mystery” receiving an …

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