{book} stand tall molly lou melon

DAY 17 Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell, Illustrated by David Catrow G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2001 My friend Sharie recommended Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon and when I found it at the Library I wasn’t sure about the cover. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have picked it up on my own. But then,Continue reading “{book} stand tall molly lou melon”

{book} lulu and the brontosaurus

Do you know an early reader who is a spoiled? A reader, who, like Lulu, is a pain? Not “a pain in the elbow” or “a pain the knee,” but “a pain–a very big pain–in the butt” (3)? Maybe said person isn’t a reader but would be willing to sit down and enjoy a niceContinue reading “{book} lulu and the brontosaurus”

{illustrator} david small

 Stitches It has been a while since I highlighted an illustrator and that is just what I am going to do. Do you follow “7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast?” I do. They deal primarily with illustrated books and their illustrators and David Small was being talked about the other week, February 7th. Jules was looking at theContinue reading “{illustrator} david small”

ruby’s wish & pecan pie baby

Does it feel like you have stumbled upon a Sophie Blackall fan site?!  It really is that I am just now getting her and Jacqueline Woodson’s Pecan Pie Baby from the Request/Hold at the Library. And so I picked up Ruby’s Wish while there. And what good timing as Pecan Pie Baby has recently receivedContinue reading “ruby’s wish & pecan pie baby”

3 Barefoot Books & Ceccoli

Continuing in appreciation for Nicoletta Ceccoli’s work, I picked up 3 of her picture books at the Library. All of which happen to be published by Barefoot Books who in turn, seem to provide a good catalog of books to browse. They employ authors/illustrators from all over the planet and have a sizable bilingual section.Continue reading “3 Barefoot Books & Ceccoli”

a nice choice

Blackout written and illustrated by John Rocco Disney/Hyperion Books, 2011. 40 pages, hardcover. ages 4-8. John Rocco is an Illustrator to follow. (here is my previous post on Rocco). I put a request in for his latest book at the Library and it finally came in. “Rocco’s sublime account of a city blackout reveals aContinue reading “a nice choice”

the secret footprints

The Secret  Footprints by Julia Alvarez Illustrated by Fabian Negrin Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. That it was Alvarez caught my eye when the daughter and I were browsing the 398s. I had never heard of ciguapas, and now I am just flat out captivated by the idea of their existence. ***************** As a little girlContinue reading “the secret footprints”

sugar and spice and

Hugging Hour! By Aileen Leijten Philomel Books (Penguin Young Readers), 2009. I did a post on Illustrator John Rocco and came across his wife’s page and was taken with her work as well. I found Hugging Hour! at the Library. To Drool, it feels like her mom and dad have been gone an awfully longContinue reading “sugar and spice and”