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.
[Review Copy Courtesy of Wunderkind PR] Night Shift is a picture book about a young woman gaining ground against the dragons that perniciously pursue her. The author and artist, Debi Gliori, created Night Shift to show her personal experience with depression in hopes it can help the many others going through the same thing. She tells you a bit about what depression was like for her, how the dragon crept up on her, how it made her feel, how she struggled against it, […]
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 […]
[Reviewed from Copy Courtesy of Tara Books.] Hic! is pure fun. It is a happy and sophisticatedly silly picture book that will give you a serious case of the giggles. Everything about this book – from its size and shape, to the beautiful and humorous artwork, to the topic, to the direct but playful writing, to acting out the hiccups – says to children that Hic! is just for them. We look on as a young girl tries, without success, to […]
Bogo the Fox Who Wanted Everything is a visual wonder and delightful read that encourages acceptance of yourself. It skillfully addresses and dissuades our natural desire to feel inferior. It also elegantly emphasizes that despite failures and setbacks, you are still valuable to your friends and family. And finally, it skillfully does the important work of urging each one of us to accept ourselves and bravely pursue what we love.
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