Written by early childhood educator Wal Mei Wong, Hello Dark, hits the sweet spot in terms of helping kids overcome an aversion to “the dark.”
Subtitled The Dog that Never Barked and written in rhyme our hero stays true to his word, and never, not once, does he woof.
In a picturebook market that is usually devoid of books that highlight a father’s contribution to a child’s development, It’s Great Being a Dad is one of those rare jewels that, without any great hurrah, features that fathers can be nurturing figures.
A wonderful alternative to “snips and snails and puppy-dogs’s tails,” What Boys Do, takes us on a journey for the answer to what every boy can do: anything and everything.
Valério’s vivid imagery and simple but lush illustrations layer each spread with meaning upon meaning, creating a depth that can be explored over multiple readings.
From the end pages, done in whimsical egg motifs, through the meticulously delineated chickens in every spread, this book is a joy to look at, and read.
On a walk with her Grandfather, our young protagonist declares that she is not hungry. Undeterred (as most adults would be at such a declaration), her Grandfather assures her that by the time they reach home, she will have a ravenous appetite.
In this combination pop-up & pull-tab book we are treated to a sampling of some of the animal species that exist in the Amazon, Congo, and Borneo rainforests.
Chronicle brings us a very basic space exploration book that starts off with an overview of the skies and ends up with “destination Mars.”