The heart. I love Bina, and I love her pal Tiny! This book is such a wonderful celebration of accepting and appreciating friends just as they are.
The humor. This book offers humor in both the art and the text as Bina tries to hide in plain sight.
The relatability. I think we all have had (many) moments in which we weren’t up to being in a group situation. When readers can relate to a book, readers can easily connect with a book.
The surprise cameos. This is just one of them…
The best usage of groceries in a picture book of all time. (You will have to get the book, and see this for yourself.)
Naturally, this post about a party comes with a party favor–check out this wonderful post from author/illustrator Mike Curato about the inspiration and creation of Where is Bina Bear?
Tammi Sauer, a former teacher and library media specialist, is a full-time children's book author who presents at schools and conferences across the country. Getting kids excited about reading and writing is Tammi's passion. Her other passion is mango tea.
In addition to winning awards and garnering starred reviews, Tammi's books have gone on to do great things. Nugget & Fang was made into a musical that toured the nation. To date, the show has been performed more than 150 times. Wordy Birdy was named a Spring Kids' Indie Next pick, a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month. Your Alien, an NPR Best Book of the Year, was released in Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and French which makes her feel extra fancy.
Tammi's latest books include Nugget & Fang Go to School, The Farm that Mac Built, and Not Now, Cow. There are many more books on the way.
To learn more about Tammi, visit her site at tammisauer.com.