[Review Copy Courtesy of Chronicle Books] In Who Was That? readers learn that they are not as observant as they think they are, but that won’t stop them from laughing about it. In asking us questions about what we’ve just seen, this book deftly and playfully shows us how vulnerable we are to oversight and misdirection. You’ll feel compelled to stop, go back, and examine each page. Even when you’re sure that you’re ready for the next page turn and […]
Between our regular reading, blogging, and being a first round panelist for the Cybils, we read a lot of picture books this year. Here are the ones that made us laugh and giggle the most. Those in bold were sent to me for review from the author, illustrator, or publisher. The rest we picked up at our local library. They’re all fantastic. All the images are Amazon affiliate links and you can click on them to learn more about them […]
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.
[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 […]