things I love about this picture book

Day Seventeen: All the Things I Love About You by LeUyen Pham Balzer + Bray, 2010. All the Things I Love About You reads like love letter from a mother to her young child, in which she tells him all the ways she loves him. LeUyen Pham dedicates the book especially: “For all those many mamasContinue reading “things I love about this picture book”


Day Six: Big Sister, Little Sister by LeUyen Pham Hyperion Books, 2005 The Big one gets new clothes. The Little one gets hand-me-downs. The Big one does everything first. The Little one is always catching up. But the little one can do some things well, and can even teach the older one a thing orContinue reading “sisters”

{book} freckleface strawberry

DAY 15 Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore illustrated by LeUyen Pham Bloomsbury, 2007. I reviewed sequels Strawberry Freckleface before and was pleased to find that the Library happened to have the first on the shelf to read. Whichever book in the series you pick up first, just be sure to pick up the others. TheseContinue reading “{book} freckleface strawberry”

{illustrator} LeUyen Pham (pt 2)

Yesterday I posted a bit of what I learned about LeUyen Pham. Today I am looking at a few of the picture books she illustrated. A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play by Marilyn Singer (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012). Marilyn Singer, a renowned poet, offers 18 poems involving outdoor play withContinue reading “{illustrator} LeUyen Pham (pt 2)”

{illustrator} LeUyen Pham (pt 1)

from Cinderella I discovered the delightful Illustrator LeUyen (“It sounds like Le Win”) with the Alvin Ho series authored by Lenore Look. The sweet and silly Alvin rescued me from my theory-saturated texts spring term and just as much of their charm can be attributed to LeUyen Pham’s accompaniment as the witty author herself. After perusingContinue reading “{illustrator} LeUyen Pham (pt 1)”

{book} grace for president

We talk a lot about publishing books and films with strong female protagonists (and feminist themes) for the sake of our daughters. But how about publishing these works for the sake of our sons as well? Often portrayals of female heroes create a more masculine-than-thou figure, with the woman and/or girl out performing their maleContinue reading “{book} grace for president”

{book list} n’s summer reading recs (pt1)

I’ve a guest-blogger today. Natalya (aka the daughter) promised me some posts and a couple weeks in, she hammers out one with 2-parts! Come back tomorrow for numbers 11-20 of her summer reading book recommendations. ~L _________________________________________ Yes! Your favorite contributor on the blog is back! (And will hopefully keep updating and more lists andContinue reading “{book list} n’s summer reading recs (pt1)”

{book} Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, & Other Fatal Circumstances

A cure for those hours steeped in academia ala textbooks and essays? Lenore Look’s Alvin Ho. I’ve been intrigued by the title for awhile, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances, so when I saw it face-out on the Library shelf I brought it home. This is the fourth book inContinue reading “{book} Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, & Other Fatal Circumstances”