Awesome Picture Books!
Posted on May 19, 2022 at 6:30 am by Gene Ambaum
I truly love this short book of poems, each of which is not more than a page long. Opposite them are Florian’s paintings (which I would have bet were drawings). Brilliant rhymes! And there’s even a poem about a mole rat.
A series of questions about trees from artist Toni Yuli, who combines textures and media and who is even doing a bit of what I’d consider cartooning. A short, compelling book that will inspire kids to ponder.
A boy falls in love with a girl named Sylvia who loves wild birds. So he builds himself a bird costume and wears it to school one day.
This is a perfect love story and it has some of my favorite drawings. It’s simply beautiful.
I don’t often review forthcoming picture books, but I love Ruiz Johnson’s cute illustrations so much that I can’t pass up the chance to mention this. It’s full of advice on how to make friends (most of it good) that a little frog follows, and that you could follow too, as well as advice on how to be your own best friend. Plus there’s a cactus.