{book} a present nostalgia

Day Twenty-Five: Wait! Wait!  By Hatsue Nakawaki Illustrated by Komako Sakai Translated by Yuki Kaneko Enchanted Lion Books 2013 Wait! Wait! is an ideal book for young children that gently follows their rhythms and preoccupations. With a text of few words, frequent repetitions, and delicate illustrations with which children will quickly identify, the book follows a youngContinue reading “{book} a present nostalgia”

{picture book} simply & painfully beautiful

My Father’s Arms are a Boat by Stein Erik Lunde; illus. Øyvind Torseter translated from Norwegian by Kary Dickson Enchanted Lion Books 2012 orig. Eg Kan Ikkje Sove No published by Det Norske Samlaget (2008) It’s never been so quiet. Unable to sleep, a young boy climbs into his father’s arms. Feeling the warmth andContinue reading “{picture book} simply & painfully beautiful”

{book} nora the mind reader

DAY 31 Nora the Mind Reader by Orit Gidal illustrated by Aya Gordon-Noy translated from Hebrew by Annette Appel Enchanted Lion Books, 2012 (orig. 2011) ages 4-8 The last is certainly not the least in this case. I love this one! A clever, sensitive story that explores the difference between what people say and thinkContinue reading “{book} nora the mind reader”