This is a very special book. A tender story about the connection between a grandchild and grandparents, and a story about old age and loss in the form of words and memories. Check out Coffee Rabbit Snowdrop Lost by Betina Birkjær, illustrated by Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard, 2021.Continue reading “Review: Coffee Rabbit Snowdrop Lost By Birkjær & Kjærgaard”
A bit of a different post than the usual one book review, but bringing back my Let’s Read Three series for this picture book series about two little girls Chirri and Chirra who go on three different adventures with their bicycles and animal friends. Let’s read three Chirri & Chirra books by Kaya Doi, all translated from the Japanese by Yuki Kaneko.Continue reading “Let’s Read Three: Chirri & Chirra Books!”
Oh. How do I even begin to explain the clever, fantastic, intense work of art that is the storytelling in this book? I have been wanting to share it for so long and I am so excited to present it as this Friday feature in this food picture book week.
A story about an elephant, obsessed with noodles and community, who takes on the town’s bossy kangaroos and their unjust noodle laws. Come learn from the puns and pasta that make up Noodlephant by Jacob Kramer and K-Fai Steele, 2019.Continue reading “Review: Noodlephant By Kramer & Steele”
I have saved a very lovely and exciting new book for this Christmas Eve post. I spied this one a few months back at a book conference and have been waiting to finally have a chance to see and review it. Originally printed in Canada in 2013, this book has finally made its way to the U.S. thanks to the wonderful Enchanted Lion Books. It is a unique, endearing, slightly bizarre story about an elderly woman spending Christmas Eve in her home. Here is Marguerite’s Christmas by India Desjardins, illustrated by Pascal Blanchet, 2015.Continue reading “25 Days – Book 24: Marguerite’s Christmas”
Just heard about a fun book coming out from Enchanted Lion Books. I’m aching to get my hands on a copy and see its book + jacket cover combo in person. I applaud when people use book jackets for good use rather than just duplicating book and cover. Sounds like a sweet plot and the illustrations have me intrigued. Check out the trailer for The Jacket by Kirsten Hall, illustrated by Dasha Tolstikova.
I am in desperate need to declare book review bankruptcy. I have so many books that I am aching to share, and yet life with two little ones in a new city refuses to calm down enough for me to do much more than tread water. That’s when I need a good laugh and thankfully books like this one get me every time. Allow me to introduce you to one of my surprise-favorite books from last year. A story about a chameleon and underwear. That’s right. This book does not shy from some not-so-subtle potty humor and I guarantee you’ll love it. This was one of my grand finale books at my final storytime back in Tennessee and I can honestly say that this book just knocks your socks off with hilarity. Even the older siblings who were hanging around in the next aisle because they were “too old for storytime” eventually were sitting in the back glued to the story with a silly grin on their face. Take a humor break from whatever has you racing and relax in the pages of Brief Thief by Michaël Escoffier and Kris Di Giacomo, 2013.Continue reading “Book Review: Brief Thief By Escoffier & Di Giacomo”