The kids and I saw this book lying on top of a pile of picture books stacked on the floor of the Children’s reading area at our local library. We had sat down on the carpeted [...]
In William Bee’s Whatever, an eager father tries desperately to engage his son, who has no interest in anything. Drawn with simple unsophisticated shapes and colors and told in simple single lines of text, the book works as a whole artistic comment on ennui.
My kids, who have both been prone [...]
What’s interesting about Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska’s The Quiet Book is its message that it is okay not to say anything when something is wrong. Often books targeted to young readers promote talking about your feelings and explore ways of self expression. The Quiet Book validates [...]
Tae Eun Yoo’s The Little Red Fish is pretty story about a boy’s fantasy adventure in a library. It seemed like quite an ordinary book at first until the near the end where the worded narrative ends and you are forced to pay attention to the images (as they now carry the [...]
I believe with those who believe picture books are an art form. I appreciate the art of the picture book. I have written about my appreciation of the picture book before.
Despite being in town this summer, the children did not participate in the New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. [...]