Posts Tagged ‘story book’

Hardcover, 32 pages, April 2016

A silly, fun version of the game “telephone”—in which a grocery list committed to memory goes playfully awry.

Great story & great illustrations by author-illustrator Jo Empson. This book will be enjoyed many, many times. When Vincent’s list gets blown away, we can spot the bird that has it on all the pages. This story is full of fun. Great rhythm for reading. And I liked the ending. (last page has mom’s feet up being served tea)

Jo Empson/ Philomel Books provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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“What better thing to do on a grey day than collect some colours? Cat decides to do just that, but where will she find them? A charming, deceptively simple story about making the most of the world around us, and giving something back in return.”

Hardcover, 32 pages.

Airlie Anderson’s book is TERRIFIC. It’s perfect for toddlers/ preschool children. With brief sentences and charming illustrations, this book tells a cute story with a sweet ending. Teaches colors and sequencing, too. We love it💜 A keeper for our library.

About Airlie: “Airlie has been published as an author and illustrator by several notable houses such as Child’s Play International, Little Brown & Co, Dover Publications, and Tiger Tales.  She is the recipient of several book awards including the 2014 Gold Independent Publishers Book Award, the Best English Language Books for Children (Taiwan) as well as the 2008 Practical Preschool Award. ”

Airlie Anderson/Child’s Play International provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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By Don Freeman Bestselling illustrator and creator of Corduroy

Words by Linda Zuckerman

Published by Zondervan: Reissue edition (April 14, 2015)

Don Freeman, the creator of Corduroy, was one of the most beloved and popular author/illustrators of picture books for children. After Freeman’s death in 1978, colleagues and his wife decided to use his never before published artwork and make a commemorative book using his wonderful illustrations. Paired with Linda Zuckerman’s thoughtful rhyming text, The Day Is Waiting takes readers on a tour of our big, wide world and reminds us that no matter how far we roam, we always have home to come back to.

This classic tale is imbued with Freeman’s gentle humor, spontaneity, and his appreciation of the variety and complexity of human experiences, creating a book that children will enjoy reading again and again.

My Review:

I love it! And I’m hoping my young reader will, too. It’s a TERRIFIC story for all (listed for ages 4-8). The Day Is Waiting has both top notch illustrations and also a great rhyming story.  There are delightful discoveries for the reader with the reassurance that comes from returning home. The copyright page is at the end of the book with a short paragraph on both author and illustrator. This page also includes the verse:

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands

Isaiah 55:12

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. 


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