Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Island

Wasn’t Monday morning a thrill? I tweeted this, which pretty much summed up my morning: And I wrote (and squealed) a little more about it here, where there’s a really beautiful picture thanks to Caryn Schafer’s beautiful blog! There’s a billion and one things to love about Jon Klassen, and one of them is his mastery […]

Pepi Sings A New Song

  by Laura Ljungkvist {published 2010 by Beach Lane Books} I’m a huge fan of Laura Ljungkvist’s sophisticated and playful style. Remember Follow the Line? Pepi Sings a New Song is a delightful romp through a world of words. Pepi meets and greets his neighbors, from Manuel at the bakery to Cynthia at the dog park, […]

Dangerously Ever After

by Dashka Slater, illustrated by Valeria Docampo {published 2012 by Dial Books for Young Readers} I’m not usually too keen on princess books. I just…don’t get the appeal? And the pink? And the super sweetness? Princess Amanita is my kind of girl, though. She’s prickly and fearless, and she has a killer hairdo. (I’ll overlook […]

Leo Geo And His Miraculous Journey Through The Center Of The Earth

Hello and happy 2013 and welcome back to this little corner of the internet! And a huge hello to those of you who hopped on board over the last couple weeks! It’s nice to have you. Here’s an awesome and odd little book to kick off the new year: by Jon Chad I promise not […]