In 2009, Cece Bell, author and artist of the acclaimed and wonderful graphic novel, “El Deafo,” created Itty Bitty, an elegantly simple and charming picture book. It has now been released as a board book and it is perfectly suited as such.
Baabwaa & Wooliam will make you crack up as it skillfully addresses themes of dangerous friendships, nature vs. nurture, literacy, personal growth, and adaptability. But really, those are the side benefits — first and foremost, it is a delightful and immensely entertaining picture book full of laughs and giggles.
Marigold loves Mondays because Mondays are for baking. Alone! (Thank you very much.) He’s serious about this. He even puts up a sign on the front of his house. Don’t mess with him. On Mondays he luxuriously pours over articles, he clips recipes, and ponders new ideas. Then he gets to work!
When Your Lion Needs a Bath is so much fun. It easily incites happy giggles among little ones but also has adults quickly realizing the uncanny similarities between bathing lions and reluctant children.
[Review Copy Courtesy of My Public Library] Bunnybear is absolutely wonderful. The illustrations are beautiful, the characters are excellent, the way the story unfolds is captivating, and the themes of being who you are, acceptance, kindness, and friendship are uplifting and well crafted. Readers will identify with Bunnybear immediately and emotionally they’ll experience a wide-range of emotions as they read along – but ultimately feel understood. This is a wonderful picture book for everyone who feels different on the inside than […]
[Reviewed from Copy Courtesy of My Public Library.] In Be Quiet! Rupert, whom we met earlier in Hotel Bruce, is excited to star is his own picture book. He assures readers that this picture book is going to be artistic and wordless. Or so he thinks! Rupert meets up with two other mice, but they won’t stop talking! They talk about wordless books, they talk about not talking, they talk about how the book will be visually stimulating, and what other […]
It is time to nominate your favorite books for the Cybils! I’m a panelist this year for the first round of Board Books and Fiction Picture Books, so I’m paying careful attention to all of the nominations as they are coming in. You can see the list so far. For Fiction Picture Books, so many wonderful books haven’t been nominated as of October 5th, 2017 — and these are just the ones off the top of my head. There are […]