This is not your parent's alphabet story. With only a handful of words per page, you get words not usually seen, such as Intrigued used for I and images of bears in creative Outrageous Outfits. Along with lovely, bright and textured illustrations, this is an anytime gift giving keepsake book. A delightful treat for the eye an ear. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette
Zoe is a super-smart young girl who is well beyond her classmates. One day her parents decide to send her to a special school. The same day Zoe makes a new friend. But one overheard conversation leads to Zoe realizing that she does not need friends. After all, they will only let you down. Hurt you. And robots are cooler anyways. But a few years later, when a ring Zoe finds laying around probably grants her a wish, we get neck deep into the world of movie monsters (or Kaiju) that Zoe loves! But one monster that Zoe finds is more than meets the eye. He might want to eat every building in sight, but he also wants to be Zoe’s friend. With a sentient robot she made and her new friend Chomp, Zoe realizes that sometimes you must do the hard stuff: like ask for help. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette
This is a sweet, modern folktale about being little, but showing that you can still do big things. Soe-in is the smallest of her village, but she has great confidence in the fact she thinks she can find out why the sun as disappeared by confronting the Spirit Tiger. Cha’s lovely illustrations have color and details popping out on each page. Includes information about the tiger in Korean culture. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette
What is a refugee? In Elise Gravel’s picture book, What Is a Refugee? we get an informative answer to that question. Gravel includes interviews from conversations they had with refugee children and speaks about famous people who were refugees. This is a book that could spark a conversation about what the reader sees inside this uniquely illustrated pages and about current events. Powerful and accessible to the younger reader.
Good Night Hanukkah is not your parent’s alphabet story. With only a handful of words per page, you get words not usually seen, such as “Intrigued used for I” and images of bears in creative Outrageous Outfits. Along with lovely, bright (but not overpowering) and textured illustrations, this is a an anytime gift giving keepsake book. A delightful treat for the eye and ear. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette